The Northwoods Children's Museum is a non-profit organization that supports families through play while businesses and individuals do what they can, when they can, to help financially. Donations from caring people make it possible to provide a quality children's museum for families year round. The museum's very existence is a daily tribute to people who care enough about children to share their time and money.
Help is needed at every level
An extra donation in addition to an existing membership that will help families who can't afford to visit the museum.
A contribution in the form of a gift to the museum or in memory of a lost loved one.
A pledge of continuing funds over a period of time.
Join the President's Circle...
--Be a Membership Sponsor: Sponsor 10 family memberships each year, bringing children and families who could not otherwise play at the museum, for just $1,000 a year for 3 years.
--Be a Program Sponsor: Help fund the craft program or develop a new adventure for field trips that are experienced by thousands of children each year for just $2,500 a year for 3 years.
--Be an Exhibit Sponsor: Help maintain, upgrade and improve exiting exhibits and assist with research into the creation of new exhibits that will enrich the experience of our visitors for years to come. Just $5,000 a year for 3 years.
Leave a lasting legacy and include the museum in your estate planning. Four of the most common ways to do this are: Will, Trust, Beneficiary Designation and by Joint Ownership. An estate planning attorney can assist with arrangements and will ensure your wishes are carried out.
For additional information please contact our Executive Director, Rouleen Gartner, at 715.479.4623.
Top Ten Ways to Help
(Without Breaking the Bank)
Anyone can change the future...even a group of teens helping on a project after school. Everyone has assets beyond the financial: time, talent, social work, energy and enthusiasm, as well as spread the word - all these together can be worth more than money. Read on for more ideas...
Donate needed items - download our wish list here.
Recycle your old cell phones & ink cartridges - drop them off at the museum
Spread the word - like and share us on Facebook, pass out or display museum brochures and encourage friends and family to take a tour of the museum.
Participate in the Trigs "We Care" program - simply write "13S" on your Trigs receipt and drop it in the "We Care" box at Trigs.
Volunteer - each year volunteers work the equivalent of a full-time staff person. Volunteers as young as 10-years-old are welcome.
Goodsearch.com - make the Northwoods Children's Museum your cause of choice when you sign up at goodsearch.com. The museum will receive money every time you browse or purchase online.
Donate to one of our fundraisers - NCM is looking for new items to auction off at events like the Benefit Auction and Casino Night. Items can be dropped off year round.
Invite a museum rep to your service organization - an NCM staff member will come to share information about the museum and the programs and services it offers to the community.
Give the gift of play - purchase a NCM membership for yourself, favorite employee, hairdresser or anyone who has a child that deserves a great day of play.
Shop the Discovery TOY Store - 50% of all purchases goes back to the kids! Not many other toy stores can claim that they support a non-profit like this.