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Inventors Club Makerspace Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledges to improve STEM education in Gwinnett, Dekalb & Rockdale County.
Conyers, GA 11/21/2017 – Inventors Club Makerspace has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. STEM Education/ Donate through our Paypal account. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
We want to give students more resources and opportunities in their communities to have access to STEM resources. We plan to open an educational facility in 2019 that will be centered around 4 year olds to Adults. We need your help to make this vision a reality. #GIVINGTUESDAY
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016,the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to bene t a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”
Those who are interested in joining Inventors’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.myinventorsclub.com and click on the paypal link on the Giving Tuesday tab. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.
STEM Fair Exhibitor/Vendor Invitation Letter
STEM Exhibitor/ STEM Vendor
Dear: Exhibitor or Vendor
Inventors Club Makerspace would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming STEM fair. The goals of the event are to support students in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics. The individuals participating will be families around the community in Dekalb, Gwinnett, & Rockdale County. As an exhibitor/vendor, we would like your agency/company to have some type of hands on activity for families related to STEM. We will be providing a service for kids age 4- 15 years old. You are welcome to display your company information to the community.
For your information, the event details are provided below.
Thank you for considering participation in our STEM fair event.
Inventors Club Makerspace Selected Local Associate to Receive Staples Foundation Grant
Atlanta, GA 8/17/2016 – Inventors Club Makerspace has been awarded $5,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change that allows Staples associates around the globe to direct more than $2 million in donations each year.
This grant will help support so many of our kids in Metro Atlanta, this will help with growing our computer science program, said Franchesca Thompson the President of Inventors Club Makerspace.
Created in 2012, the 2 Million & Change program is a philanthropic initiative which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations focused on academic education or job skills. The program encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising – up to $25,000 per organization.
In 2015, Staples awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to 875 local organizations in support of education and job skills programs, including job readiness for homeless individuals, career exploration for high school students, academic scholarships, mentoring and more.
“For 30 years, Staples associates have been making a difference in their communities around the world,” said John Burke, chief culture officer, Staples, Inc., "We’re thrilled that the 2 Million & Change program lets our associate make an even greater impact on the organizations they are passionate about.”
Inventors Club is a program designed to provide an engaging hands-on experience for youth age 5 to 14 years old. They plan to improve students understanding in math, science, and technology through interactive programs. Their mission is to provide a powerful learning experience by helping our youth discover their ability through innovative techniques and hands-on learning that will promote creative thinking.
About Staples Community and Giving
Staples contributes to educational and job-related community efforts with a primary focus on disadvantaged youth, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its community and giving efforts, Staples has helped thousands of organizations in 26 countries. For more information, visit www.staples.com/community
By: Inventors Club