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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

Scooter Company Kicks In $25,000 to Santa Monica Education Foundation for SMMUSD Programs

Funds raised from this match will support arts programs, instructional assistants, and STEM and wellness programs at all Santa Monica public schools

 

December 3, 2022

A woman rides a scooter near Santa Monica High School.

I have to admit I love riding scooters. It's a way to go to our office in Downtown Santa Monica, without having to park. It's fun to watch couples riding them.

There are several electric scooter companies present in Santa Monica, including Lyft, Lime, Bird and Spin. But the three letter name company VEO has donated $25,000 to the Santa Monica education campaign. Here's the press release from the Santa Monica Education Foundation:

Santa Monica Education Foundation Kicks off December Fundraising Campaign with $25,000 Match from Veo

Funds raised from this match will support arts programs, instructional assistants, and STEM and wellness programs at all Santa Monica public schools

Santa Monica, Calif., November 30, 2022 – The Santa Monica Education Foundation is ending 2022 with an exciting $25,000 match from new corporate partner Veo, a company new to Santa Monica that promotes micro-mobility as a true transportation system to reduce automotive use. Starting on December 1 and running through the entire month of December, Veo will match all donations to the Ed Foundation, dollar for dollar up to $25,000.

A woman looking at a scooter near DTSM

"What a wonderful way to end this calendar year," said John Baracy, President of the Ed Foundation's Board of Directors. "We are truly honored to have Veo's support and partner with a new business in Santa Monica. With this match, Veo shows their commitment to excellence in public education. We are grateful for their philanthropic leadership and inspiring dedication to our Santa Monica students."

Like all contributions to the Ed Foundation, donations made during the match will fund additional personnel, programs and professional development opportunities at Santa Monica public schools. Funding supports arts education, instructional assistants, STEM, student wellness programs and more.

"Veo is honored to partner with the Santa Monica Education Foundation to support a vibrant educational experience for all students in our community," said Candice Xie, Veo co-founder and CEO. "Veo is proud to call Santa Monica home, and we hope others will join us in investing in student success and Santa Monica's future through the Foundation's match program."

 

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