For more than four years now, our Coderdojo has been meeting regularly, helping kids learn and teach each other new skills in computer programming. In that time we have accomplished so much, and seen the kids who come to our bi-monthly meetups express their creativity and ingenuity in countless show-and-tell demonstrations of Scratch projects, Twine games, Raspberry Pi programs and so much more. Our doors are open to any child who wants to enter and we’ve helped provide laptops, Raspberry Pi’s and other technology to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have had access to them.
We do this as volunteers and charge nothing for participation.
Like any organization we have expenses like insurance, maintaining our Meetup website and technology that ages or breaks and needs replacing. If you’re in a position to help, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, Make a Difference Engine (EIN: 47-2723442). You can donate via PayPal donate button below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d prefer to send a check.
If you shop on Amazon, you can have Amazon automatically donate 0.5% of what you buy to support CoderDojo DC. To do this, go to smile.amazon.com and select Make a Difference Engine Inc as your charity. Our charity shows up like this on the charity search page:
For donations to work, be sure to always go to smile.amazon.com instead of just amazon.com and check that Make a Difference Engine is your charity:
We also can use hardware donations. If you have HDMI/DVI monitors, Raspberry Pi 3 hardware (and peripherals), and kid-appropriate programming books, we may be able to make use of them. Please email us at email@example.com or talk to us at one of our meetings about this.