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Saints Robotics is a non-profit organization.

Tax Information: Your contribution may be tax-deductible under Section 170(f)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code. Interlake High School is one of 28 schools within the Bellevue School District. We are required to inform you that no goods or services are provided by Bellevue School District or Interlake High School in consideration of your gift. Bellevue School District’s tax identification number is 91-6001637.

Ways to donate to Saints Robotics:

1) Donate at FIRST WA Robotics

You can donate by credit card at https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=&AID=4064

Just fill in your first name, last name, email address, amount, click the FRC box and enter 1899 in the box asking if you want to support a specific team.

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You must enter 1899 in the box, otherwise we will not receive the donation.

2) Donate by cash, check or credit card at Interlake High School

While paying by cash or credit card at the school, make sure to mention that this is a donation for the Saints Robotics team! If you donate by check, please write “Donation to Saints Robotics” in the memo area. If you are mailing a check, please make the check payable to Interlake High School and mail to

Interlake High School
Attn: Sandrine Collomb
16245 NE 24th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008

Remember to ask your company if they have a matching gift program. This will be immensely helpful to our team! Need help with this? Send us an email here.

Saints Robotics greatly appreciates your generous donation.

Thank you for your continued support of our students!

Overview

Saints Robotics is a non-profit senior high school extracurricular activity. Every year, we compete in a competition run by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization founded by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway Scooter, to encourage students to pursue careers in math and science.

Financial

Unfortunately, FIRST is unable to provide financial aid to individual teams. It therefore falls upon us to accrue the necessary funds for numerous purposes: the entrance fee into the competition ($5,500), construction materials for robots ($2,000), associated travel expenses to Regionals ($500), and other miscellaneous necessities, such as purchasing tools and safety equipment. Fundraising cannot alone account for this, and part of FIRST is to encourage students to contact corporations and other organizations to raise funds.

Media Coverage

The 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition was covered by BusinessWeek, CNN, MSNBC and many local news channels. The final competition in St. Louis, Missouri drew 600 teams from all 60 nations. In the 2015 season, a total of over 18,000 adult mentors were involved, along with more than 2,000 corporate sponsors.

4 Sponsorship Tiers

Diamond Level:

Over $10,000 in monetary donations or equivalent amount in non-monetary donations

Benefits:

  • All benefits of the Gold level, plus the following:
    • Business’ logo will be printed in ALL Saints Robotics fliers, documents, presentations, and videos

Gold Level:

$5,000–$9,999 in monetary donations or equivalent amount in non-monetary donations

Benefits:

  • All benefits of the Silver level, plus the following:
    • Business’ logo will be prominently displayed on the team shirt
    • Business’ logo will be prominently displayed on the robot

Silver Level:

$500–$4,999 in monetary donations or equivalent amount in non-monetary donations

Benefits:

  • All benefits of the Bronze level, plus the following:
    • Business’ logo on the team banner
    • Business’ name on the robot

Bronze Level:

$100–$499 in monetary donations or equivalent amount in non-monetary donations

Benefits:

  • Business’ logo on the website
  • Periodic updates on the robot
  • Name of the business printed on the team shirt
  • Invitation to all Saints Robotics events and competitions

Conclusion

We truly believe this to be a worthwhile venture in support of your local community. Our hope is that you could contribute to Saints Robotics by either by mentoring, donating to, or sponsoring our cause in any way. Any help, financial or otherwise, will be greatly appreciated. In return, we will promote your organization in various ways: on our website, on our team banner, on our team uniform, and even the robot itself.