To help children continue to engage in projects while its in-store Kids Workshop classes are on hold, The Home Depot has contributed over a half million Kids Workshop kits to more than 100 nonprofits and schools throughout the nation. The home improvement retailer said it will keep contributing kits up to the time that workshops begin again in person, according to a Tuesday (Aug. 11) announcement.
The Home Depot has also teamed with social media personalities to “bring traditional Kids Workshop classes to life” and new digital projects are coming to the collection each month.
“While our in-store classes are on hold, we're thrilled to continue to support the next generation of doers through our nonprofit partners and online workshop programs,” Ted Decker, executive vice president of merchandising at The Home Depot, said in the announcement. “Home Depot Kids Workshops have been a staple of our brand since the program launched in 1997, giving more than 60 million children their first DIY experiences during that time.”
Beyond the contributions to nonprofits, Kids Workshop kits can be picked up in stores on the first Saturday monthly on a complimentary basis. Also, some project kits such as the “Soccer Game” and the “Tool Bench” can be bought via the Home Depot website. The new kid’s content is available online as well.
The retailer also rolled out complimentary expert associate-led live-streaming classes. The inaugural “Homeowner 101” series is meant to help those who own homes have the expertise and tools they require to engage in the projects and fixes “that come with any house.” Content in the series encompasses workshops like “Homeowner 101: Indoor,” “Homeowner 101: Outdoor” and "Homeowner 101: Systems.”
Digital instruction on areas such as painting, drywall repair and tiling will be added in the autumn, according to the announcement.
In separate news, The Home Depot is moving fast to open three new distribution centers in Georgia during the year and a half to come.