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S.O.S. - The KidZone Museum in Truckee is cracking under the weight of all this snow!
February 09, 2017

The KidZone Museum needs help! The recent heavy snow and rain here in Truckee has damaged the tent structure. This CrowdRise campaign has been  See more
Suzanne Montgomery

THE STORY:

Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum wrote -

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. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Vicki & Phil Levy

    $100

  • Andrew Morgan

    $50

  • Kyle Montgomery

    $50

  • Adam & Jenn McDonough

    $250

  • Linda Yates and Paul Holland

    $100

  • Karen Terrey

     

  • Susan Lisagor

     

  • Sara Davidson

    $100

  • Sue Peipher

     

  • Maggie Montgomery

    $100

  • Sarah Lagano

    $50

  • Emmy & Lyla Gross

    $50

  • Heller Construction, Inc.

    $500

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The Team: $23,050 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum

Amount Raised

$18,670

 

19% 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

7 months ago

Emmy & Lyla Gross

Emmy & Lyla Gross

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Sarah Lagano

Sarah Lagano

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Maggie Montgomery

Maggie Montgomery

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Sue Peipher

Sue Peipher

7 months ago

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Susan Lisagor

Susan Lisagor

Frances Weil 7 months ago

Karen Terrey

Karen Terrey

7 months ago

Linda Yates and Paul Holland

Linda Yates and Paul Holland

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Adam & Jenn McDonough

Adam & Jenn McDonough

DONATION: $250

Save KidZone! 7 months ago