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CrowdRise Fundraising Campaign Established for Truckee's KidZone Museum Repair

CrowdRise Fundraising Campaign Established for Truckee's KidZone Museum Repair
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February 16, 2017
Grassroots Fundraising Started to Fund Repairs; Popular Museum Has Been Serving Children and Families in the Tahoe-Truckee Community for Over 24 Years

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Feb. 16, 2017 – The nonprofit children’s museum, KidZone Museum in Truckee suffered major structural damage due to powerful winter storms that have cycled through the region this winter, and without immediate repair, will require the Museum to be closed indefinitely. The KidZone Museum’s short-term need is to raise funds to repair the damage to the tent structure.

“The real solution that this situation makes clear, is the need for a permanent home for the KidZone Museum,” said Carol Meagher, executive director of KidZone Museum. “For years, the Museum has been building relationships with the Town of Truckee, Truckee-Tahoe Airport District and developers to acquire community land, but nothing has come to fruition. Now the need is critical.”

The Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation, a donor to the KidZone Museum for more than a decade, has stepped up and contributed a total of $15,000 in support of programming and the Museum’s emergency request.

“For over 24 years, the KidZone Museum has been serving children and families in the community and giving scholarships for camps and free admission to those in need,” said Ed Morgan, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation board member. “This unfortunate situation gives our community the opportunity to give back to this incredible organization and help them get back on their feet and do what they do best.”

Last year, the Museum board of directors awarded 3,000 scholarships to these programs and provided free transportation to the Museum. More than 24,000 families are welcomed each year to play and learn in the hand-crafted exhibits and in the hands-on science and art programs. The Museum offers access to transformational learning experiences that 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.

“The KidZone Museum is a unique, beloved community icon that supports so many children and families. We are in desperate need of the community’s help if the Museum is to remain open now and in the future,” continued Meagher.

For more information about KidZone Museum, visit www.kidzonemuseum.org. A CrowdRise fundraising campaign has been established for those who are interested in contributing to the Museum’s structural repairs. To donate, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/donate-to-save-kidzone-museum-today/fundraiser/kidzonemuseum.

Carol Meagher, Executive Director
director@kidzonemuseum.org, (530)320-5613 xcell