Giving Tuesday ~~ Annual Appeal 2017

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. I’d like to share good news with you. America On Wheels Museum will be turning “10” in April. We will be expanding our educational programs which will include the fabrication of a Kids’ Car Service and Restoration Center for ages 12 and under. Our Summer Camp Program will return for its 2nd year. We are also increasing our “rotating” exhibits. And, we want our youth to have the opportunity to learn about the science, engineering and design processes involved in taking a vehicle from concept to production. We are also thrilled to continue our FREE Sundays Program for children 12 and under year-round.
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 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. For your convenience, a contribution slip is enclosed for your caring consideration.

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. We thank you for considering America On Wheels Museum, as a non-profit you care to support, during this season of Thanksgiving.

To make a donation, please click here. As a volunteer based institution, we’re fueling up for 2018 as we remain committed to working hard as we respect the trust and support we have received. Travel is an adventure. Visit us at America On Wheels.

Treasure the day,
Linda Merkel
Linda Merkel
Executive Director