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Overdeck Family Foundation matching donations on EiE kit bundles, starting February 20, 2019

Update 6/5/19: The "Bubble Bonanza: Engineering Bubble Wands" kit is no longer available for this Match. To qualify for the Match, select the "To the Rescue: Engineering Aid Drop Packages" or "Outbreak Alert: Engineering a Pandemic Response" kits.


What kind of Match?

All qualifying projects will receive a 3X Match. That means a $20 donation will become a $60 donation.

If your project meets the criteria below, new donations on your project will be matched as long as funding remains. You will see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it is approved and live on the site. Please note, the match offer will not appear during Friends and Family Pre-Funding.

What are EiE kit bundles?

EiE is an excellent inquiry-based STEM curriculum for use in informal settings outside of class, teaching students thinking and reasoning skills needed for success. Built around the engineering design process, EiE teaches kids how to solve problems systematically. The eligible bundles for this match are recommended for grades 3-8.

How to qualify:

  • Keep your total project goal under $1,000, including taxes, shipping, fees, and the suggested donation to support DonorsChoose.org.
  • Create a standard materials project, and select any of the kit bundles below through AKJ Education through the DonorsChoose.org vendor list (under the "What" section of project creation). Search by Item # to guarantee you get the correct items. Projects with any other materials in them aside from these kits will not qualify for this match offer:


Bundle name

Item #

Unit Price

Recommended grades

To the Rescue: Engineering Aid Drop Packages




Outbreak Alert: Engineering a Pandemic Response




Create your project

Shipping your kit bundles

Once your project is fully funded, you will receive an initial confirmation email from AKJ Education. Once your kit bundles have shipped, you will receive a second email from whatsnew@mail.hand2mind.com with the subject line: “Your ETA hand2mind Order has Shipped!” This email will contain additional information about the shipment.

Of note: The "To the Rescue" and "Outbreak Alert" kits will arrive in one package.

With thanks to Overdeck Family Foundation

Overdeck Family Foundation is thrilled to help bring the Boston Museum of Science's best-in-class STEM kits to classrooms across the country, and help facilitate exciting outside-of-school learning experiences for your students.