‘Tis the season to be jolly and to give. While the giving is always good, getting can be better. Officials at the know how good getting can be. The museum is the recipient of an early holiday present.
An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $15,000 in donations that the museum receives by Dec. 31. So before they can ring in the New Year, the museum's officials are seeking out others in the community with the giving feeling.
The nonprofit relies on donors for about 40 percent of its funds, according to the DuPage Children’s Museum.
“Fundraising can be a challenge in our uncertain economy, and we are so grateful for the generosity of this donor,” Rosie Sajak, DuPage Children's Museum Director of Institutional Advancement said in a news release. “We hope this gift inspires others to invest in early learning as well.”
The museum offers a wide-variety of fun learning experiences to children, including programs that focus on science and technology. It also provides opportunities to children and families who may otherwise not be able to afford admission.
“Donations to the Museum can help in a variety of ways,” Sajak said in the release. “Everything from free admission to family math and science nights to providing free materials to early childhood providers and educators is covered through our programs. Each and every donation makes a difference in a child’s life.”
Donations may be made to the DuPage Children's Museum either by visiting the museum online or by mailing donations to DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540.