The Race Is On – 50 Cars in 5 Months!
It’s time to rev our engines for 2021! Thanks to you, we hit our 2020 target, giving 30 kids the #Power2Play. This year, let’s get 50 more kids with movement limitations racing!
Giving Kids the Gift of Movement
Geeks for Kids is an initiative of LEARN, a small nonprofit with a big dream – to give kids with mobility challenges the #Power2Play. With the help of volunteers and donors like you, we build kid-size electric cars for kids who otherwise can’t get around on their own. Join us in the campaign to get these kids racing!
Kids Are Waiting Right Now
96,000 Missouri and Kansas kids have disabilities, according to a 2012 study from Child Trends. Together, we can give those with movement limitations the #Power2Play! Local healthcare agencies are referring kids to us every day. Join the campaign to get those kids racing.
50 cars will cost more than $90,000 to build. We’ve raised $10,000 so far, and our sponsors have committed another $7,500. So, we have to raise another $72,500 more to get our kids racing, and we need every penny as we provide these cars to their families for FREE.
Give a Kid Like Jerry a Hot Rod!
There are 500,000 American kids under the age of 5 with movement limitations - kids like Jerry, shown above. Jerry was four years old when we met him; he is a charming, sunny little boy who wanted desperately to play outside with his brothers, sisters and neighborhood friends. Because a car drove over him when he was two and broke his spine, he cannot walk; and, because of his age, his insurance would not provide him with a motorized wheelchair. So, he could only sit and watch the other kids play. Now, Jerry is zooming around his yard and neighborhood in the car we built, and his friends compete to ride with him.
Join the Race!
Get in the driver’s seat! Help make Geeks for Kids an even bigger success by sharing this fundraiser and by spreading the news on social media. Use our hashtags to help us build awareness: #GeeksForKids and #Power2Play. 100% of your donations go straight to getting kids racing.