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Mack Studios Helping Virtual Learners

Transitioning from in-person learning to virtually learning can be a tough process for some students, but thanks to the generosity and creativity of a local business, that transition should become a bit easier.

Mack Studios in Auburn recently designed and built custom desks for students throughout the region to use while learning from home. The idea is to provide a workspace for students who might not have a designated space to work in their homes.

“I saw that others were doing it on national news. This is when I came to realize that there was a need,” said Peter Maciulewicz, owner and CEO of Mack Studios. “We need to understand that children are affected by the pandemic.”

Maciulewicz said Mack Studios is proud and fortunate to be able to help students throughout the region. Maciulewicz said 100 desks have been built and donated to start.

“We all need to help each other,” he said. “The (local) community is our direct geographical family. We are here to care for each other at the end of the day.”

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES District Superintendent Brian Hartwell said the generosity, creativity and partnership that the leaders at Mack Studios exhibited with this project serves as a great example of the purpose at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES – to unleash potential in the community.

“On behalf of the students and families in our region, thank you for your partnership and leading by example,” said Hartwell.

The 100 desks will go to students throughout the region, including to students in the Moravia Central School District. Superintendent John Birmingham said he is thrilled that his students will benefit from this gracious act.

“This pandemic has forced all of us to rethink how we continue to support our learners in a remote setting and this act of generosity from Mack Studios is a critical step towards providing our learners with the ideal workspace,” said Birmingham.