Friend's of SLO High Robotics

$28,123 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 214 people in 3 months
Joshua Erdman
on behalf of Karen Bolen
 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Softec has been supporting local high school robotics for over 11 years and has given over $37,000 - so when the computer lab that contains all the robots used by SLO High VEX Team 920 burns down, we react quickly.

For those of you who have not heard yet, San Luis Obispo High School's Computer Lab was set vandalized and set on fire early Thursday morning. The alleged perpetrators have been caught but the damage is total and severe; in addition, the previous day several laptops and a 3D printer were stolen. Softec has long been a supporter of SLO High School Robotics team that was located in the computer lab - Room 307. We hope to help get the computer lab and its students back on track as quickly as possible.

Our Softec VP, Stewart Morse, is a former SLOHS parent and Robotics sponsor - he explained that “Room 307 has been a safe environment during lunch for kids to go advance their technology skills and create lifelong friendships."

This must be an agonizing loss for Mrs. Fetcho and the students. Casualites include the robotics equipment that the students have been developing and building for several months for a competition this weekend and a statewide competition in January.   

You can also send a tax deductible check to the SLO Community Foundation.

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Update 1
Posted by Joshua Erdman
3 months ago
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Wow, we are at $1,300 already and iFixit has agreed to match the money we raise! Please pass on the word.
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Jan Fetcho
3 months ago
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Dear Community, Friends, Parents, and Family, Your love and support overwhelms me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~Jan

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Shane Williams
3 months ago
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Could you use some iMacs? MacSuperstore has 5 that were set for donation to a school. They are not current model, but would give you a jump start if needed. All set to go if you can use them.

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Marie Foley
2 months ago

As a parent of two robotics members I just wanted to thank the community for all of their support and generosity. The grief and shock all of us felt initially has been replaced by a very deep appreciation and renewed our faith in people. These kids are so inspired it has truly reinvigorated the whole group. They have 3 robots almost ready for this weekends meet. Thank you so much for making such a huge difference and turning a tragedy into a triumph!

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$28,123 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 214 people in 3 months
Created December 8, 2016
Joshua Erdman  
on behalf of Karen Bolen
MB
$25
Michael Badalamenti
2 months ago
RR
$50
Renegade Robotics
2 months ago

Team 1666 Renegade Robotics from Menlo Park sends our best wishes to you. We're glad to be able to help a fellow team.

KF
$500
Kvalstad Family
2 months ago

Our three children all attended SLO High, and we are very hopeful that the lab will be restored. This senseless act must not deter our terrific students and teachers.

LS
$100
lawrence spinner
2 months ago
CL
$50
Craig Levin
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$25
Dan Bagley
2 months ago
PF
$200
Padalino Family
3 months ago

If any good can come from this, I hope it is the recognition of the gift we have in Mrs. Fetcho. The comments from Mrs. Fetcho's former students brought tears to my eyes. Our child chose to transfer to SLOHS solely because of her programs. This amazing teacher chose to enrich our children instead of optioning for the big bucks at Google or Facebook. Our child and SLOHS are so blessed.

$200
Anonymous
3 months ago
JP
$50
John Pillow
3 months ago
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As former Tech Club/Robotics parents we observed first-hand Jan's amazing dedication to her students' interests WAY beyond the call of duty.

Jan Fetcho
3 months ago
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Dear Community, Friends, Parents, and Family, Your love and support overwhelms me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~Jan

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Shane Williams
3 months ago
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3

Could you use some iMacs? MacSuperstore has 5 that were set for donation to a school. They are not current model, but would give you a jump start if needed. All set to go if you can use them.

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Marie Foley
2 months ago

As a parent of two robotics members I just wanted to thank the community for all of their support and generosity. The grief and shock all of us felt initially has been replaced by a very deep appreciation and renewed our faith in people. These kids are so inspired it has truly reinvigorated the whole group. They have 3 robots almost ready for this weekends meet. Thank you so much for making such a huge difference and turning a tragedy into a triumph!

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