Nate Evans will share his spark story—or what inspired him to step up and make Des Moines a better place to live. Nate founded Woodworking with a Purpose which makes and donates desks and furniture to families in need. When many schools moved online during the pandemic, Nate set a goal to build 2,020 free desks for families in the community during the 2020-2021 school year; his organization surpassed that goal and completed 2,143 desks before June of 2021. In May 2021, Woodworking with a Purpose began building hope chests for foster kids in Iowa. He is a teacher and married father of four living in Ankeny, Iowa. He is also a published author; his book, A Weight Lifted, is available at the Des Moines Public Library.