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New York, NY – March 2, 2017 – Edco, the online fundraising platform for K-12 school teams and clubs, announced a partnership with the premier robotics foundation, the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (REC Foundation), to support and augment the fundraising efforts of their teams across the country.
The REC Foundation is a non-profit educational organization with the aim of changing the world by inspiring young people in all communities to pursue degrees and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields by providing access to high-quality programs. REC Foundation operates and supports competitions for some of the world’s leading robotics platforms and organizations, including VEX, TSA, and BEST Robotics in addition to providing workshops focused on technology and professional development for educators.
“STEM education is critical for our nation’s future. We need to provide students with opportunities to get interested in and practice STEM skills so that they will be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Robotics competitions allow students to plan, problem solve, learn to work together, and have fun while doing it.” said Edco’s Manager of Strategic Partnerships Nathan Spevack. “We are thrilled to partner with REC Foundation to help students, advisors, and mentors nationwide get the funds they need to travel, compete, and to engage in STEM based activities.”
This partnership enables REC Foundation students, mentors, and advisors to raise money from their communities through Edco. Edco was created specifically for K-12 schools with educators in mind. Users on Edco can set up a fundraiser in less than five minutes, build a fundraising team that includes students, promote their cause with social media integrations and customizable email templates, receive tax-deductible contributions, and have instant access to the funds raised.
Edco provides an online fundraising software to K-12 schools and groups that empowers teachers and students to raise money from family, friends, and other members of their community. Edco’s mission is to help K-12 schools effectively raise money and seamlessly connect with resources. To learn more, please visit www.ed.co or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.