Thursday, November 18, 2010

Please Touch Museum and United Way

Hi, everyone! Today, my friend Margaret Walker, Development Coordinator at Please Touch Museum, is here to talk about supporting our community outreach programs. Take it away, Margaret!

Margaret: Thanks, Pinky! Most of you already know that Please Touch Museum is a museum for children and for those of you who are a child at heart. Our mission is to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, and we believe that early childhood education and play are equal!

What you might not know is that the museum offers a number of community programs, to ensure that all children, regardless of economic situation, can experience Please Touch Museum. We are honored to partner with the United Way to fund several of these programs.

In fact, you can help support our community outreach programs by making a gift through the United Way and donor designating Please Touch Museum. When you donor designate the museum (#1134), your gift will be used to support one of our famous outreach programs, the Portable Play program.

The Portable Play Program provides interactive family play sessions, parenting workshops and Museum visits for minority families served by social service agencies throughout the Philadelphia region. Portable Play takes our mission of “learning through play” out into the community! The program concludes with a staff facilitated visit to Please Touch Museum, where program participants receive free lifetime memberships to Please Touch Museum and can come see Pinky whenever they want!

If your employer has a United Way Campaign, please consider directing your gift to Please Touch Museum (#1134) to support this important program. For more information, please click here.

Please Touch Museum will continue to provide award-winning community programs, and by contributing through United Way, you are supporting imagination, exploration, and lifelong learning for all children!

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