With both sorrow and gratitude, we bid farewell to our friend Les Rubenstein.
Les was a retired math teacher from New York who was passionate about education, especially for kids who did not have the same privileges and access to opportunities that many of us do. He was a long-time Your Experience Counts volunteer. When his health no longer allowed him to serve, he provided substantial financial support for our program each year, so that his “many kids” would have opportunities to thrive educationally.
Les’ support allowed us to purchase mobile maker spaces, giving students access to robotics, coding, electrical circuitry, engineering, forensic investigation labs and more. Thousands of kids have been able to explore and create thanks to his contributions and commitment that ALL students have the opportunities to explore their wildest dreams.
Thanks Les for being a volunteer, a donor, and an advocate for not just HandsOn Greater Phoenix but for kids throughout Maricopa County. You have been a gift to us all!