Community Impact

Brassfield Elementary 

LEGO Robotics Club

Our students and mentors volunteer are excited to head into our fourth year of leading the robotics club at Brassfield Elementary School in Raleigh.  The GearCats encourage  interest in robotics, engineering, programming and STEM generally by helping the Brassfield students build and program First Lego League EV3 robots. 

Oak City Cares

The GearCats is honored to work with Oak City Cares since 2020 by providing dozens of hand-made ear-warmers/neck covers from leftover yarn as well as upcycled thousands of used plastic grocery bags to make durable sleeping mats for our community members experiencing homelessness. 

Shoe Drive

During the 2022-2023 school year, we partnered with Fund2Orgs and helped gather new and gently used shoes from our school and community. These shoes were sent to developing countries where local community members sell them in their own small businesses. The GearCats proudly gathered a total of 750 pairs of shoes.