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We Will Repair The Tent!
February 24, 2017

We raised $22,000 and will make repairs to the tent as soon as we can. We thought we would need to replace the entire cover of the tent which  See more

THE STORY:

February 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

We are heartbroken today to be asking you for urgent support for KidZone Museum in Truckee/Tahoe (children’s museum) to continue operations. Due to recent damage to our facility structure, the Museum tent covering has ripped in many places, compromising the integrity of the building. The extreme winter with so much wind, weather, and snow has created significant damage. Our board and staff are doing everything they can to find a solution to move or repair our tent and raise funds to quickly continue operations. This is an emergency situation.

The museum has served families for over 24 years. Can you imagine, if we don’t have a KidZone Museum in Truckee/Tahoe?  Where will those families with little children go to escape the isolation, cold, and loneliness that are common to our region?  What about the 40% of children up here who live in poverty and visit the museum and attend KidZone camps at no charge. What will our children do if there is no place to play, explore and learn?

We are an integral part of student success in our schools. We support their learning with programs and free transportation to the museum. Our support is critical for hands-on informal learning experiences that strengthen our children’s development, literacy skills, critical thinking, and science inquiry development. A grandmother talked to me the other day and said that her grandson is in the GATE program (Gifted and Talented) at his school because of the time he spent at the museum, problem-solving, thinking and creating. We have to be here for our kids and the 24,000 visitors a year that walk in our doors.

Our building has always been a temporary structure for our museum until we could find a permanent home.  Our board and staff began preparing in earnest since 2015 to build relationships across the community and launch a capital campaign.  We’ve made headway and have lots to be thankful for  - strong volunteers, a growing group of financial supporters, innovative programs and exhibits, all leading to a devoted audience that keeps growing.  What has not been easy is finding a place to call our permanent home.

The real solution, that this urgency makes crystal clear, is we need a permanent home today and we need your help.  As our board undertakes immediate decisions and long-term strategy, we are looking for connections and real opportunities for space and funding. 

CLICK HERE  for information with an overview of the need and community benefit of a permanent facility.  This need has now become urgent.  We need to raise $100,000 to repair our tent and expedite our campaign for a permanent space immediately.  

You can donate here, or contact me by email and I will schedule a time to talk with you at your convenience.

Please help us create a permanent home where transformational learning experiences connect children and families from every walk of life, and create innovative thinkers who contribute to the collective well-being of others and the environment in which we live. We need this. 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$22,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Quality Automotive and Smog

    $250

  • Chay and Stephanie McIntosh

    $25

  • Paul & Sandra Krueger

    $25

  • Emily Dubansky

    $50

  • The Mansoor Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Garcia Family

    $25

  • Celia Klein

    $50

  • Shana Wapstra Scott

    $1,000

  • The Bayer Family

    $50

  • Trim Family

    $50

  • The lyhne family

    $25

  • Sharon Coan

    $100

  • Kris Rodriguez

    $25

  • Sydney Frumkin

    $100

  • Cari Lesser

    $100

  • Vicki & Phil Levy

    $100

  • Steve Shepp

    $100

  • Andrew Morgan

    $50

  • Kyle Montgomery

    $50

  • Deinken Family

    $25

  • The Williams Family

    $100

  • Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation

    $10,000

  • The Brown Family

     

  • The Worsters

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Silvern Family

    $100

  • Karin Abraham

    $100

  • Alicia Riedel

    $100

  • The Scholnick Cooper Family

    $250

  • The Okerman Family

    $100

  • Adam & Jenn McDonough

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Linda Yates and Paul Holland

    $100

  • The Popov Family

    $50

  • The Burson Family

    $100

  • Karen Terrey

     

  • Vayner Family

    $50

  • The Reynaud Family

    $100

  • Susan Lisagor

     

  • kim yamauchi

     

  • Skillicorn Family

     

  • The Bertoli Family

    $50

  • Randy and Maria Jones

    $100

  • Sara Davidson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • The Bolen Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Sue Peipher

     

  • Clara and Sadie

    $25

  • Brianna Brownfield

    $25

  • Allison Gentile

    $25

  • McDermott Family

    $250

  • Ann McBride

    $50

  • Zina and Anatoliy Goltser

    $50

  • Erin C.

    $25

  • Maggie Montgomery

    $100

  • Rice family

    $10

  • Adrienne Kent

    $50

  • The Winterberger Family

    $100

  • Eddie Dickey

    $25

  • Jeanette & Mark Harrigan

    $50

  • Laura Brown

    $50

  • Bradley Davis Family

    $50

  • Dolores Guadalupe Arguella

    $50

  • Suzanne Lippuner

    $50

  • The Montgomery Family

    $50

  • Sarah Lagano

    $50

  • Alyssa Milano

    $500

  • Matthew Peterson

    $50

  • Mary Meagher King and Jack King

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jaena Gurley

    $50

  • The Sears Family

    $200

  • Kelly Conley

     

  • Nancy & Cesar

    $50

  • JK Architecture Engineering

     

  • Emmy & Lyla Gross

    $50

  • Bob Yoder & Nancy Davis

    $100

  • Michelle Smith

    $50

  • Kai Hsu

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Eileen, Bryan and Kieran

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $2,205

  • Heller Construction, Inc.

    $500

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23% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum

Amount Raised

$18,120

 

18% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sheila Greeno

Amount Raised

$2,755

Fundraiser Title

Suzanne Montgomery

Amount Raised

$1,625

Donor Comments

Heller Construction, Inc.

Heller Construction, Inc.

DONATION: $500

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $2,205

1 month ago

Eileen, Bryan and Kieran

Eileen, Bryan and Kieran

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Kai Hsu

Kai Hsu

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Bob Yoder & Nancy Davis

Bob Yoder & Nancy Davis

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Emmy & Lyla Gross

Emmy & Lyla Gross

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

JK Architecture Engineering

JK Architecture Engineering

1 month ago

Nancy & Cesar

Nancy & Cesar

DONATION: $50

keep the fun going KidZone! 1 month ago