Giving Tuesday 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Tuesday ~~ Annual Appeal 2018

Dear Friends & Enthusiasts of America On Wheels Museum:

The holiday season is fast approaching and it once again gives us a chance to pause and reflect on the things in our lives for which we are grateful. It also affords us the opportunity to look at our communities and decide how we can give back and help those around us. This year, we’ve enjoyed numerous successes and promising developments such as our Museum turned “10” this year.  We accomplished the addition of a Kids’ Car Service and Restoration Center for ages 12 and under.  Our Summer Camp Program returned for its 2nd year.  We introduced six Lecture Series for adults which was free with museum admission. We also expanded our FREE Sundays Program to FREE Weekends for children 12 and under. Our Changing Exhibit successfully rotates every six months showcasing outstanding exhibits. We want everyone to enjoy the Museum as we build the future and preserve the past.

I would like to share with you that we have worked hard to continue to strengthen our financial health.  We are growing our numbers of visitors and members.  We continue to host numerous events that have brought in thousands of people to view our museum’s collection.  Annual Appeals allow us to remain vibrant and relevant. Operating a museum remains a monumental task. Our operating budget for the upcoming year remains at $600,000.  Admissions, facility rentals, school field trips, special events and memberships cover only a portion of our costs. As the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated as a day of Charitable Giving, we would like to take this occasion to appeal to you for a donation to America On Wheels Museum.  We count on the support of individuals, corporations and charitable foundations to enable us to continue to operate this top notch cultural attraction in Allentown.

Your 100% tax deductible contribution will enable the Museum to continue to provide our visitors with opportunities to be educated, enthralled and entertained.  Every dollar counts. If your employer offers a Matching Gift or supports EITC Programs, you can make your contribution twice as significant.

As you can imagine, none of this is possible without individual support from our community.  We hope you visit our website, shop in our museum store, “like” us on Facebook, “follow” our exhibits and events and enjoy all the museum offers. We believe that philanthropy provides the opportunity for new growth. Please help us continue the good work being done so that future generations will enjoy the life-long education that occurs within our Museum.  Please detach the form below or make your tax-deductible gift at www.americaonwheels.org or click “Donate” and “Make a Donation tab”.  We remain thankful to all those who have donated, sponsored, volunteered or became a member this year.  Your support is critical in continuing to operate our wonderful Museum and maintain the collections today and for future generations.  We hope you’ll join us in support of our Museum.  Wishing you 12 months of success and happiness as we jump into 2019. Travel is an adventure.  Visit us at America On Wheels year-round.  Happy Holidays!

Treasure the day,

Linda Merkel

Executive Director