The Children’s Museum of Wilmington to Host Birthday Party for Children Displaced from Hurricane Flo


DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC – On Sunday, October 7th from 2 to 4 p.m., The Children’s Museum of Wilmington (CMoW) will host a birthday party for a number of children and their families who were displaced from their homes due to the devastation of Hurricane Florence. CMoW is partnering with the Cape Fear Volunteer Center's Big Buddy program to host the party for children who were in emergency shelters at that time and unable to celebrate their birthdays.

"The Museum welcomes the opportunity to partner with the Big Buddy Program at the Cape Fear Volunteer Center to help these families enjoy a few hours of fun and relaxation during this stressful time," states Jim Karl, CMoW Executive Director.

The Big Buddy program is a one-on-one mentoring program that matches at-risk youth ages 5-17 in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties with positive adult role models. Participating youth may have been involvement with the juvenile justice system, had excessive school suspensions, poor academic performance, and lack of a positive role model. A Big Buddy agrees to spend at least 8 hours per month with their Little Buddy. Learn more at http://www.capefearvolunteercenter.org/bigbuddy.html

About the Children’s Museum of Wilmington: The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a safe and fun place where children can actively learn through creative and imaginative play. Comprised of three historic downtown Wilmington properties, the Museum offers 17,000 sqft and four floors of hands-on exhibits for children ages 0-10. Additionally, the Museum offers daily programs, grant funded community outreach, and special monthly events. For more information on everything the Museum has to offer, please visit www.playwilmington.org.

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