The cost of our cars depends on who you ask. The cars cost us up to $1,775 to build. The cost to our recipient families is zero. Whatever the cost, the return on investment is huge; the cars give our kids freedom and endless joy.
We build cars for kids who have already faced huge challenges in their short lives – kids who were born with spina bifida or chromosomal disorders, kids who have been in serious accidents. We want to make their lives easier and better; so, we give each child his or her car as a gift. We ask only that each family send at least one family member to the build events so that they can help us tune the cars to their child’s needs.
That means we must raise all the funds necessary to build these cars. The base cars for Geeks for Kids cost between $300 and $500 each. And, of course, the cars require additional materials like servos, batteries, controllers, joysticks and more. In addition, Geeks for Kids build events require meeting space, tools and training materials. Naturally, we also have to provide the fuel (otherwise known as food and drinks) to power them through long build days. In total, it costs between $750 and $1,775 to produce a car depending on the complexity of their drive systems.
Join us in the campaign, to get these kids racing today!