“Bots for Tots” ...is offering a chance to recycle this old equipment in a way that inspires kids interested in the fields of engineering and robotics.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
TechJOYnT Education Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting the pursuit of careers and hobbies in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields to K-12 grade children. The organization's latest pursuit, “Bots for Tots,” addresses the need of schools, libraries, home educators, daycares, summer camps and other educational establishments for an affordable and convenient way to add a new aspect of learning to the modern youth curriculum.
“[There is] an enormous demand for equipment that exceeds our current inventory,” techJOYnT business development manager Nathan Hendrix said. “We had the vision in mind of a Christmas surprise for a local family or charity.”
“We are asking for donations of old LEGO pieces, motors, NXT brains, computers and other equipment to be separated into kits and offered at educational organizations,” techJOYnT founder Ray Shaik said. “Our “Bots for Tots” campaign is offering a chance to recycle this old equipment in a way that inspires kids interested in the fields of engineering and robotics.”
Contributions to this program are accepted in the form of cash, check, credit card and new LEGO equipment. TechJOYnT Education Foundation has filed an application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. Although the application process can take several months and the outcome is not certain, the company anticipates IRS approval without any problems, and hopes to receive a Letter of Determination within calendar year 2012. Donations will become tax-deductible upon receipt of that approval.