October 27, 2018

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Charity Drive

FIRST Teams Make a Difference at the Rah Cha Cha Ruckus

The Rah Cha Cha Ruckus has joined forces with FIRST teams 340 and 1511 to host a MEGA Drive for Make a Difference Day. This MEGA Drive will take place during the Rah Cha Cha Ruckus event in the front lobby.

All teams attending are encouraged to participate in any way they can and help to make a difference in our local communities!

What is a MEGA Drive?

  • A food drive to support local food pantries, to help people in our community who are hungry.
  • A children's book drive of new or "like new" books to promote literacy for children through the local Pediatric Offices.
  • A collection of small, new & “like new” electronics, to promote learning for underserved children to encourage independence, self-esteem and creativity.
  • A bot-o-ween where teams can bring small toys/trinkets (no candy) that will be handed out to small children invited to trick-or-treat at Ruckus while they learn about robotics and STEM.

What can your team do to help??

Before the Event

Promote the MEGA Drive in your community by asking people to donate non-perishable food, new or "like new" children's books, and electronics! We can even provide posters and flyers to help out (contact us)! Collect these items to bring and donate at the event!

Specifics and Details of Items We Accept
  • Food items: non-perishable items only please!
  • Children's Books:
    • We CANNOT accept any books that are in poor condition (missing pages/cover, written/drawn on)
    • We CANNOT accept adult novels - this is a drive for children's books!
    • We CANNOT accept any text books
  • Electronics: Please see attached flyer for items collected, Imagine It Flyer
  • Cash donations: US dollar currency only, please!
At the Event

Bring in your donations!! We'll be collecting item on Saturday October 27th during Ruckus between 7AM and 2PM MEGA Drive volunteers will be on hand to assist with (un)loading items! You can find the donation station in the lobby of the Armory.

Please note: we will not be accepting donations during Friday load-in! However, teams are able to store donation items in their allotted pit space overnight and can give to donation volunteers in the morning.

Can't bring items to donate but still want to help?

We will also be accepting monetary donations as noted above! Or you can volunteer at the event.

Cool and Exciting Prizes!

Prizes will be awarded for the teams that donate the most items in each of the categories and for the most items donated overall!

The "Trick or Treat" Award

The team that donates the most overall items will be awarded the "Trick or Treat" award at the close of the event as!!!

Not Attending Ruckus?

Join the FIRST Mega Drive by holding an event locally. Contact us and we can help you to create a successful event. Report back your success and we'll include it in the FIRST MEGA Drive tally. Let's join together in one giant act of gracious professionalism to help our communities.

MEGA Drive Contact Info

Please contact MegaDrive@team340.org or megadrive@penfieldrobotics.com for more information.

Like the MEGA Drive event on Facebook at http://facebook.com/FIRST-MEGA-Drive.

Red Alliance, Blue Alliance are you ready?!? Lets shoot for 100% team participation!

You are already coming to the competition so lets "MEGA" Difference in our community by joining forces on Make A Difference Day.