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PledgeCents™ and littleBits™ Partner to Place Inventions in The Hands of More Teachers and Students


The partnership between PledgeCents™ and littleBits™ represents a new avenue for schools to increase access to innovation.

Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 2016 --(PR.com)-- PledgeCents, Inc., is on a mission to make education technology more accessible for teachers and schools, while helping ensure that more of donors’ money can be put to work rather than be spent on fundraising costs. The site, which aims to bring resources and opportunities to students across the country by alleviating funding needs, recently launched its Preferred Partner Program to better collaborate with education companies to make this idea a reality. The most recent partner is award-winning littleBits, the easy-to-use platform of electronic building blocks that empowers everyone to create inventions.

“What’s most exciting to us about this partnership,” said Ricky Johnson, co-founder and CFO, “is that we are able to further connect classrooms with the companies behind the products. We’ve seen dozens of teachers around the country come to PledgeCents for littleBits and through this partnership, we will be able to helps thousands more that are still hoping to bring littleBits to their students. We are always looking for ways to better serve our schools and partners like littleBits are helping us do that.”

Through the partnership, teachers and schools will be able to utilize PledgeCents to seamlessly generate a fundraising page to cover the cost of the litteBits inventions their students need. The PledgeCents team works with each fundraiser to help raise the necessary funds and will purchase the products needed immediately after the fundraiser ends to expedite the process. Anyone interested can visit www.pledgecents.com/signup/events/littleBits to create their own page today.

littleBits is already meeting the needs of classrooms across the world as evidenced by the more than 14,500 educators already using littleBits. The toolboxes featured on PledgeCents, the STEAM Student Set and the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition, not only engage students by tapping into their love of curiosity and games, but also directly address areas of increased focus for many educators and parents such as science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Representatives from organizations interested in learning more about the program can contact info@pledgecents.com for more information.

About PledgeCents, Inc.
PledgeCents is the preferred fundraising platform for all PreK-12 needs. By allowing anyone to raise funds, PledgeCents aims to eliminate the $1.6 billion teachers annually spend out-of-pocket for basic classroom needs. Over 1,500 schools representing over 250 public school districts in 51 states work to raise funds through the PledgeCents platform. With the addition of the newly launched Preferred Partner Program, PledgeCents has partnered with over 35 leading education technology companies to help schools and teachers receive access to the tools they need but cannot afford. For more information please visit: www.pledgecents.com or email info@pledgecents.com with any questions.

About littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based hardware startup that is on a mission to Democratize Hardware by empowering everyone - of any gender, age or technical background - to Create Inventions, large and small, with its innovative platform of easy-to-use Electronic Building Blocks. The company’s innovative building blocks snap together with magnets to allow anyone to build, invent, and prototype with electronics independent of age, gender and technical background. From classrooms to homes, littleBits is driving excitement for invention-based learning through design challenges and in-classroom curriculum. The company is also dedicated to successfully bridging the gender gap with its gender-neutral platform, inspiring young girls and young boys to unleash their creativity and embrace STEAM (Science, Technology, Art and Mathematics) through the invention cycle. littleBits is being used by more than 14,500 educators in 5,000 schools from 60 countries as an engaging tool for making STEAM more accessible to all students and preparing them for the jobs that haven’t been invented yet. To learn more, visit littleBits.com.
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