Red Cross Hayain
"During the first semester of the 2013-2014, Monta Vista Robotics joined Monta Vista Red Cross in raising awareness of the Haiyan typhoon disaster and starting a coin drive at our school. Along with Red Cross, MVRT encouraged students to place labeled jars in classrooms to collect coins. It was a fun and great experience tocollaborate with another club on campus to support people in need inother countries."
EmpowerKids Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to support underprivileged children in rural northern India by providing them with educational supplies. It launched its School Adoption Program in February 2010 with a specific focus on helping students from grades 3 and 4. Currently, they are supporting 50 students in an afterschool program with school supplies and additional teachers. Their founder, Vivek Kumar, started this program with the goal of giving back to communities in India who have supported him in his education. Monta Vista Robotics Team helped EmpowerKids launch its operations, and continues to further support its initiatives. MVRT has partnered up with Empower Kids by writing PenPal letters with the students and raising money for the foundation through fundraisers and donations.
Hope for Japan
MVRT, along with other clubs in school, organized a fundraising program for the Tsunami/Earthquake disaster in Japan 2011. Students pledged to donate money and were featured on our school walls. MVRT was the top contributor to this fundraiser.