FIRST Tech Challenge GEarheads Robotics Team, Elmbrook Education Foundation: Now collecting used computers (PC laptops, macbooks, iPads, and desktops)

Brookfield, Wis. – August 4, 2021 – Device donations will be accepted at multiple locations until September 10th. Monetary donations are accepted at https://Computers.givesmart.com  Devices that can be refurbished or repaired will be given to robotics teams, STEM schools and other students in need in the Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha areas. Monetary donations will fund repairs, new batteries, software, and cases to make these older devices ready for students to use again.

“Outreach is a vital part of FIRST robotics because it allows kids to learn more about FIRST, communicate with people who have the same interests, express their ideas, and explore the world of STEM. Encouraging and enabling STEM helps kids interested to join FIRST, have opportunities to do what they enjoy, and even help share FIRST/STEM with others,” said Misha Maheshwari, incoming 9th grader at Brookfield Central High School.

Drop off locations include: Elm Grove Public Library, Wednesday, August 11th from 10-11:30am or Wednesday, August 25th from 4-5:30pm; Brookfield Public Library, Wednesday, August 11 from 4:30-6pm or Thursday, August 26th from 12:30-2pm; Brookfield East High School, Thursday, August 12th from 10am-2pm or 4-8pm; Brookfield Central High School, Wednesday, August 18th from 8am-12pm or 1-5pm.  Drop off bins are available at BCHS and BEHS until September 10th.

“Our team has realized how technology has helped us and many other teams in our area succeed in FIRST robotics.  We want to bring that same opportunity to students of all backgrounds who are interested in learning programming, design, fabrication and teamwork by collecting used computers that can give them a great start,” said Matthew Nustad, incoming 9th grader at BCHS.

EEF was organized in 1958 to award scholarships to select Elmbrook School District high school graduates. In 1999, the Foundation’s mission expanded to include teacher grants for innovative projects that benefit all students and raise money to support and strengthen outstanding learning ideas that improve the overall educational quality of our public schools. EEF has awarded over $1,400,000 in scholarships and $500,000 in grants which enhance and extend the established curriculum and support projects that are beyond the District’s budget.

The Elmbrook Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

For more information, please contact Beth Dobrzynski, Executive Director, at 262-844-3742 or [email protected]www.elmbrookschools.org/elmbrook-education-foundation.