Children’s Museum Receives $14,300 Grant from Landfall Foundation
DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC – The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is honored to announce they have received a $14,300 capital grant from the Landfall Foundation. The funds will help remodel the Museum’s multi-purpose room which all birthday parties, weekly programs, board meetings, summer camps, and additional special events are held. The project will focus on redoing the floors and cabinets, along with a nearby bathroom, all of which are severely outdated and in need of renovation.
On Friday, April 26th at 10 a.m., representatives from the Landfall Foundation will be at the Museum to present the check, local media are invited to the event. Once the renovations to the multi-purpose room are complete, the Museum will honor the area with a plaque indicating that the project was made possible by a generous grant from the Landfall Foundation.
Creating a safe and enjoyable environment that will foster the imagination of the children who visit is one of the founding principles of the Museum. Once the project is complete, it will create an overall improved atmosphere that will facilitate better learning and an overall more enjoyable experience for those who utilize the room. The project is part of what the Museum sees as a total museum refresh with floor to ceiling improvements in all of its exhibit areas. Funding received from the Landfall Foundation will help move along this process to create an enhanced space for their guests to visit.
In 2018, CMoW hosted 46 birthday parties which approximately 660 children attended, held 444 weekly educational programs which served an average of 5,000 children, and provided six summer camps which 33 children benefited from. All of the Museum’s 55,000 annual visitors from Brunswick, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Columbus and Bladen counties will benefit from the renovation.
About the Landfall Foundation: The mission of the Landfall Foundation is to provide funds to local non-profit organizations for programs and projects that provide for the arts, education, and health and welfare for people in the Greater Wilmington, North Carolina area. Since its inception in 1995, the Landfall Foundation has awarded $4.7 million in grants to small, local, nonprofit organizations. To learn more, please visit www.landfallfoundation.org.
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.