Service Projects

Windhaven is an assisted living center which is part of the Western Home Community in Cedar Falls. We visited the center and were play games with and get to know the residents. It was a lot of fun listening to their stories!

Food Bank

We volunteered at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to pack meals for their BackPack Program. The BackPack Program provides chronically hungry kids with nutritious, kid-friendly, and non-perishable food for the weekends and school holidays (Food Bank website). We packaged enough bags to supply 576 children with meals for the week.

Food Drive Robot Driving Contest

We ran Robot Driving Contest between all 3rd hour classes at our school. Each class could donate cash or food in order to drive our robot and participate in the competition.  Each group had 5 minutes and 25 seconds to stack power cubes and see who could build the tallest tower.  All of the proceeds went towards the food drive and was donated to the Northeastern Iowa Food Bank.

Bots for Tots

We hosted a Toys for Tots fundraiser at our high school where people could donate money or a small toy in exchange for driving our robot. The goal was to shoot as many baskets as possible. The winners each hour and at the end of the day received prizes. It was a great way to get our school involved in donating to a good cause and get to know our team better.

FIRST LEGO League Signs

We made “Good Luck” signs for each FLL and FLL Jr. team at the  FLL Regional Qualifier and FLL Jr. Expo that we run in Cedar Falls. We also made thank you signs for all of the volunteers, thanking them for their hard work and making the day possible. We were really excited to see that some of the FLL teams were inspired to do the same. One team made us a thank you sign for all of our work to make the event possible. Another team put a sticky note on each of the signs that we made for the teams. These sticky notes wished the teams good luck. It was cool to see the FLL teams showing Gracious Professionalism towards each other, too!

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