CALLING GOOGLE FRIENDS!
I am heading a program here in the Bronx NY that is a technology program for girls. I am trying to see if I can contact an individual, corporation, or group that would be willing to donate tinker items.
I would like to give them all "kits" and stock our space with items for creating things like ETextiles, gadgets, hacking existing items etc., but we do not have the funds to be able to buy these things. Many of the young ladies, ages 11-17, wouldn't be able to afford anything like that for themselves and therefore their ability to even start inventing and imagining is already facing a challenge.
Things like wires, resistors, batteries, battery holders, LEDs, switches, sensors, conductive thread, microswitches, fabric, conductive fabric, scraps, solder, power strips, paint, brushes, buttons, gloves, dust masks, goggles, photoresistors, buzzers, motors, X-Acto Knives, popsicle sticks, alligator clips, rulers, straight pins... etc
Some of our "bigger ticket items" are:
Arduino's UNO or lillypad, jigsaw, drills, modular electronics like littlebits for the very beginners.. etc
I want them to be able to dream it and then build it!
If anyone can help, please message me so we can make arrangements as well as talk about a way to say thanks such a letter for your donation, a certificate, one of our shirts and bag sets etc...
Thank you all for taking the time to read this message!
Please share if you know someone!