Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Giving Thanks for Giving Tuesday Support

-from the Executive Director & the Head Curator

We want to send a big "Thank you!" to everyone who supported our #GivingTuesday campaign this year.  

#GivingTuesday is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  It kicks off the charitable season when many people and companies focus on their holiday and end of year giving.  Since 2012 #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy, connecting diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

Last year was the first time the Desert Museum participated in #GivingTuesday.  This year our campaign expanded its social media reach and focused on raising money to support the Education Department.  The Education staff works to develop curriculum based educational field trips for Imperial Valley students, both at the museum and through our the History on the Go program that brings the museum to the classroom.  Educational programs and events, supplies for fairs and field trips, new ideas to try with students: our Education Department does it all! But it is entirely funded through donations and field trip cost of admission ($5 per student).  A perfect place for #GivingTuesday support!

Here's the breakdown of our campaign this year:

  • Goal: $6,000
  • Raised: $1,906
  • 32% of goal reached
  • 16 supporters
  • 3 times what was raised last #GivingTuesday! 

Thanks to everyone for their support as we keep growing our museum and our community outreach

.  If you are interested in donating to the Museum for your end of year giving you can do it through our website or mail to: Imperial Valley Desert Museum Society, P.O. Box 2455, El Centro, CA 92244

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