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Mount Vernon Educational Foundation hosting fundraiser for afterschool middle school robotics

Mount Vernon Educational Foundation hosting fundraiser for afterschool middle school robotics

The Mount Vernon Educational Foundation (MVEF) is inviting the community to an evening of beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres supporting the launch of an afterschool robotics program to benefit Mount Vernon middle school students. This event will take place on Wednesday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Alternative Medicine Brewing Company.  
The foundation seeks to raise $50,000 to purchase VEX IQ Classroom Bundle Kits, which will provide all the materials students will need to build their own robots. 
“This is not only a fundraiser for the robotics program, but it will give Mount Vernon Education Foundation an opportunity to introduce ourselves to the community,” said Eileen Justino, MVEF president. “We are planning to do a lot more for Mount Vernon students in the future.”  
In the past MVEF has successfully raised over $1 million for the Mount Vernon City School District’s sports programs and also raised $35,000 during the pandemic to provide students with laptops for at-home learning.  
To RSVP, please visit The price of the event is $125 (Attendee); $250 (Friend); $500 (Supporter); $1,000 (Sponsor); $2,500 (Benefactor). If you have any questions, contact Eileen Justino at 914-837-8965 or

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