The Children’s Museum of Wilmington receives $19,000 Grant from Duke Energy to Fund New Exhibit

DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Children’s Museum of Wilmington (CMoW) received a $19,000 grant from Duke Energy to help educate children about protecting, and enhancing regional waterways and the environment. The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million commitment from Duke Energy. The Museum will create an exhibit with the funding that educates visitors on the water cycle and the importance of water reclamation, treatment and reuse with a specific focus on early childhood learners. The exhibit is anticipated to open in early 2020.

“Water quality, and the impact it has on the environment and the residents of the Carolinas, is an active topic of discussion throughout our region,” explains CMoW Executive Director Jim Karl. “We felt it was important to invest some of our resources into educating our young visitors and their families, about the impact of caring for this precious resource.”

“Duke Energy is dedicated to protecting and restoring the rivers and waterways that power our regional economies,” said Stephen De May, president of Duke Energy in North Carolina. “We look forward to our partnership with CMoW and the impact this project will have in the region.”

CMoW is one of 11 organizations across North and South Carolina to collectively receive more than $800,000 in the eighth grant announcement. The Water Resources Fund is a multi-year commitment from Duke Energy that will leave a legacy of improved water quality, quantity and conservation in the Carolinas and neighboring regions.

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 square feet 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.

About Duke Energy Foundation: The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of communities where its customers live and work. The foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts. More information about the Duke Energy Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at www.duke-energy.com/foundation.

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