Replace Stolen STEM/Arts Supplies

$5,003 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 12 months
Created June 23, 2018
Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences is a public elementary school in the School District of Philadelphia serving students Kindergarten through 8th Grade from neighborhoods in Northwest Philadelphia.  Most of these children come from economically challenged homes.

Sadly, a theft was discovered on June 7th at Jenks Academy.  The theft occurred after hours and from several secured locations.  Over $20,000 in merchandise was taken.  Most items taken were newly purchased for the purpose of launching our whole school Robotics program as well as equipment for our annual school musical and Day of the Arts.  This is a terrible loss to our children and programs at the school.  The police are investigating the theft but have no leads.  

Among the items taken were:
20 LEGO WeDo 2.0 Core Sets (Robotics) valued at $200 each
26 LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Core Sets (Robotics) valued at $412 each
3 Canon EOS Rebel T7i Digital Cameras valued at $1288 each
2 Shure BLX24/SM58 Handheld Wireless System with SM58 Capsule valued at $350 each 
6 Headsets with transponder boxes  
1 Optoma S341 DLP projector 3D and Kramer video splitter with 3 ports valued at $435 ($295 and $140)

The Friends of J.S. Jenks has set up this GoFundMe page in order to reach out to the community to raise funds towards replacing these items so that these programs can continue as planned in the Fall.
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Summer is in full-swing, and school is feeling far away, but ready or not, the new year will be here before we know it! Summer is always a busy planning time for Friends of J.S. Jenks. Our fiscal year ends July 30th and August marks the start of the new board term. This year will be particularly busy as our planning also includes working with the school to replace the robotics and music equipment and supplies that were stolen. With your support we will be able to repurchase these items by the end of August when school begins.
The good news is that we have reached the 40% mark of our fundraising goal! In addition to the nearly $5,000 raised through the GoFund me campaign we have received $3000 in donations outside of the campaign, for a total of $8,000. Please help us get the rest of the way! Please share the campaign, donate if you haven't yet, let's get to 50%, 60% and more!
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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. The support has been overwhelming and really puts a positive note on such a negative and unfortunate event at our school. And it shows how every donation - large or small -- can make a big difference for our students.

We have passed the 20% mark of our goal, but still have a ways to go, so please help us spread the word and donate if you can!

You can read more about the incident and campaign in some recent coverage of the incident:

Philly Voice article: http://www.phillyvoice.com/at-chestnut-hills-jenks-academy-more-than-20k-stolen-in-stem-music-equipment/

Chestnut Hill Local: http://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2018/06/28/20000-worth-of-equipment-stolen-at-jenks-academy/
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$5,003 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 12 months
Created June 23, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Friends of J S Jenks
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Philadelphia, PA
EIN: 455309344
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