To inspire young creators without leaving their homes, The Home Depot has partnered with social media influencers to bring its traditional Kids Workshop courses, interrupted due to COVID-19, to life online.
New virtual children’s projects are added to the collection every month to keep the children busy. Kids workshop kits can be picked up from the store free of charge every first Saturday of the month. Some traditional Kids Workshop project kits, such as the “Tool Bench” and the “Soccer Game”, are available for purchase at www.homedepot.com. The new digital content for children is available at www.homedepot.com/c/kids.
The home depot Donated more than 500,000 Kids Workshop Kits to more than 100 nonprofits and schools across the country in the past four months. Kits were given to various organizations across the country, including the Boys & Girls Club of America, ToolBank, and YMCA. The company will continue to donate kits until the workshops resume in person.
“While our in-store courses are suspended, we look forward to continuing to support the next generation of creators through our nonprofit partners and online workshop programs,” he said Ted Decker, Executive Vice President of Merchandising at The Home Depot. “Home Depot Kids Workshops have been an integral part of our brand since the program started in 1997. More than 60 million children have had their first DIY experiences during this time.”
Also, to share the expertise with adults, The Home Depot has launched free live streaming workshops led by experienced staff to “help makers get more done” without leaving their homes. The first set of virtual classes, “Homeowner 101”, aims to equip new homeowners with the tools and knowledge they need to take on the projects and repairs that come with any home. The Homeowner 101 series includes live steaming classes on homeowner basics, including Homeowner 101: Systems, Homeowner 101: Indoor, and Homeowner 101: Outdoor. This fall, virtual courses on core DIY topics like drywall, painting, and tiling will be added.
Additional tutorial videos are available on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel for both children and adults. Online video tutorials are available on a variety of topics, from “How to Plant Flowers” to “How to Plug a Toilet”.
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