Skip to main content

This year, we plan to host 8 exciting Geeks for Kids events.  A job this huge takes a village.  To build custom cars for kids with movement limitations, Geeks for Kids needs 200+ people with lots of different skills including:

  • Professional, college and high school engineers and roboticists
  • Programmers 
  • Mechanics
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Designers 
  • Seamstresses 
  • Project managers
  • Marketers and social media mavens
  • Sponsors and donors

Prep Parties

It’s all hands on deck for the Prep Parties. At these events, we lay the groundwork that will allows our Super Geeks to assemble the cars quickly at the High Tech Build events. We gather and organize the supplies we will need, and we create the low-tech components that will become part of each car. No tech skills are necessary for many tasks – although we can always put great techs to work.

Physical therapists check our designs to make sure they suit each child’s specific needs. Seamstresses help us cut out and sew seat cushions and make seat belts. Folks from all walks of life help with tasks like wrapping hard, plastic tires with rubber tread, pulling LED lights through plastic tubing and more.

The Details

  • Dates: Saturdays
    • February 13
    • March 6
    • March 27
    • April 3
    • April 24
    • May 22 - NEW ADDITION!
  • Time: 8:30a to 1p
  • Location: The Dean Underground, 1201 W 31 Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Drinks, lunch and snacks will be served.

High-Tech Builds

During the High-Tech Build events, we create the tech that will soon get our kids moving. We put together wiring harnesses. We build custom drive systems that make it possible for kids to drive using only their hands, or their feet, or just with a flick of the finger or the press of a cheek. We modify steering assemblies and ready safety systems for installation. We write and test software that allows some of the cars to be driven by remote control and other specialty functions.

The Details

  • Dates: Saturdays
    • February 13
    • March 6
    • March 27
    • April 3
    • April 24
    • May 22 - NEW ADDITION!
  • Time: 12 to 4:30p
  • Location: The Dean Underground, 1201 W 31 Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Drinks, lunch and snacks will be served.

Delivery Day Celebrations

To our team – and we hope soon for you too – Delivery Days are the best Christmas party ever! We bring together our recipient families, volunteers and sponsors for one huge party. We set up a racetrack, do a final fitting for each child and then send the kids out to take a few loops around the track before we relax and party.  There are 2 big events coming.  We hope you can join us!

The Details

 

    • Delivery Day - Geeks for Kids 2021 Finale

      When you see our kids (kids who cannot explore on their own) race around in their custom, electric cars for the first time, you'll see why our team volunteers so much of their free time to give these kids the #Power2Play. Join us as we set up a racetrack, do a final fitting for each child and then send the kids out to take a few loops around the track. Then, relax and enjoy the party! There will be cake, other treats and drinks, live music from the oh-so-smooth Just Add Water band, plus bubbles, balloons and lots of fun. It will be the best day of your year! 
       
      • Date:  May 29
      • Time:  1 to 4p
      • Location:  The Porsche Dealership on the Aristocrat Motors Campus, 9400 W 65th St, Merriam, KS 66203
         
    • Geeks for Kids Family Picnic

      Join us to celebrate 4 years of building custom, electric cars for kids with movement limitations. Learn what we've been building. See video and pictures of all the cars we have delivered this Build season. And, have some fun!  

      What's a "Family Picnic?"  It offers all the networking and noshing of any company picnic with fun for everyone:  bubbles, balloons and playground fun for the kids. And, there will be BBQ, treats and live music from the fabulous Just Add Water band for everyone.
       
      • Date:  June 12
      • Time:  11a to 1p
      • Location:  Meadowbrook Park Grand Pavilion, 9101 Nall Ave, Prairie Village, KS 66207

    Corporate Build Events

    Over the last few years, we have been asked to host private, corporate build events. We are always delighted! We just have to find dates and times that work for your team and ours to meet. So, drop us a note and we will try hard to find a time that works for all.