STEMified Partners with STEM Retailers to Help Houston School After Hurricane Harvey

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STEMified, a nonprofit organization providing STEM programs for K-12 students, joined with top STEM education retailers (The STEM Store, Thames & Kosmos, Math 4 Love, and OWI Robotics) to help a Houston, TX elementary school get back on their feet after classrooms flooded with up to 2 feet of water from Hurricane Harvey.

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Teachers spend so much of their own time and money preparing their classrooms. I know we can't replace the sentimental value of everything lost, but I hope this will make it a little easier for the kids once their classrooms are rebuilt. - Sean Carr, STEMified Board Chair

The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey were felt by millions across the region.  The Beth Yeshurun Day School in Houston, TX was particularly hard hit when their classrooms were flooded by up to 2 feet of water due to the storm.  The school's Pre-K through 5th-grade classrooms were forced to discard years of educational centers, games, toys, books, and activities when water damage made them unusable and unsafe for the students.

Pre-K teacher Bonnie Suchart, whose two daughters attended the school nearly 20 years ago, reached out to STEMified as part of the school’s efforts to build support for their hurricane relief effort.  Bonnie explained, "My heart and soul -- are at this school.  It is my home away from home!"  Within hours The STEM Store, Thames & Kosmos, Math 4 Love, and OWI Robotics began working to pull together a number of STEM products to begin replacing some of what was lost.

STEMified Board Chair, Sean Carr said, "Teachers spend so much of their own time and money preparing their classrooms. I know we can't replace the sentimental value of everything lost, but I hope this will make it a little easier for the kids once their classrooms are rebuilt."

By the end of the week shipments were being prepared by Thames & Kosmos to supply new Science Kits for every student in both 3rd grade classes, Math 4 Love was preparing to send their Prime Climb board game for the higher classes and Tiny Polka Dots for the younger ones, OWI Robotics was ready to ship Penguin Life mini solar kits for students, and The STEM Store had prepared dozens of items for the Pre-K through 1st grade classrooms.

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