Team Information

Team Registration
Each team captain must fill out the online team registration form by Monday, April 7th.  In order to sign up, teams must:

  • Have 5-10 members.

  • Be able to send at least one team member to the pre-party, which takes place on Tuesday, April 15th from 2:45-4:15 pm.

  • Be able to pick up the child’s desk from the Crowne Park Apartments and deliver it to the child’s home between April 24th and 26th. 

If no one on your team has an SUV, you must be able to work out transportation arrangements prior to D.E.S.K.  Please contact Ali Carroll if your team is unable to find transportation.  Before registering, please be sure to read below about D.E.S.K. Delivery to understand what is expected of your team.

Individual team members are also encouraged to pre-order D.E.S.K. t-shirts for $12.

Pre-Party Information
The pre-parties will take place on Tuesday, April 15th from 2:45-4:15 pm at Old Town Elementary and Speas Elementary.  Team captains will be notified beforehand via email about which pre-party location their team is assigned to.
Each team is required to send at least one team member to the pre-party to meet the child that the team is going to be painting a desk for.  While working on a craft project, volunteers typically talk to the children about what they would like to be painted on their desk.

Day of D.E.S.K. Information
D.E.S.K. is Thursday, April 24th from 4:30-6:30 pm on the Magnolia Quad.  Teams are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes early to set up and pick out paint colors.  Primary color paint and regular paint brushes will be provided, but teams are allowed to bring additional painting supplies if they so choose.

The rain dates are Thursday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 29th.  In case of rain, please be sure to check the D.E.S.K. website for updates.

D.E.S.K. Delivery
After the desks are painted and sealed, the leadership team will transport them from the Magnolia Quad to a storage location at the Crowne Park Apartments.  Each team is required to send someone to come pick up the student’s desk from Crowne Park and deliver it to the student’s home on one of the following days:

  • Thursday, April 24th

  • Friday, April 25th

  • Saturday, April 26th

The Crowne Park Apartments are located on Fairlawn Drive between Reynolda Road and Silas Creek.  Please have the team member who is coming to get the desk from Crowne Park call Erin Tanner at (214) 458-0920 to schedule pick-up arrangements.  Directions to the child’s home will be provided.