Vector Space is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Each year we serve learners of all ages as they tinker, explore, and learn new skills in the makerspace.
This Giving Tuesday, please consider a donation to support our educational programming at Vector Space. Our safe, in-person learning opportunities allow teens and adults to explore creative passions while learning hands-on skills and science based knowledge.
In March our programs and operations were put on hold to ensure the safety of our community, and our plans of growth and expansion were put on hold. But it turns out that we did grow this year:
- we grew in the number of medical professionals, essential workers, and business owners directly affected by our work;
- we grew in the number of community partners that came together with Vector Space at the center of local PPE production;
- we grew in humility as we saw members continue to pay membership dues in months that they couldn’t utilize the makerspace;
- and we grew our maker spirit when we created a virtual Repair Cafe to engage our community at home, lessen the load of local landfills, and ease the financial burden of citizens during economic crisis.
2020 was a year like no other, but we are proud of the ways we showed up to help our neighbors. Our response successfully demonstrated the potential impact of a makerspace in a community, and we are not done. In early 2021 our programming for low-income and underserved youth and adults will be the first to launch, as we safely train for skilled jobs and build the maker mindset of the next generation. We will continue with modified summer camps, workshops, and educational programming with appropriate safety precautions in place throughout 2021.
Please join us as we continue to improve the lives of individuals through access, education, and empowerment in Central Virginia.