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Your donation gives the gift that will expand the Museum’s impact on children in the community. Our donors help us maintain and grow our early childhood education services and programming in southeastern North Carolina. Together we are helping children learn and grow. Learn more about the ways you can help below.

Gift of Stock
Gifting stock is a benefit for both donor and the Museum. You can deduct the full current value of the stock and the Museum can sell the stock with no capital gains taxes. In short, you can make a larger gift at a lower cost. 

Give from your IRA 
Make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from an IRA and receive a tax break if you meet the IRS guidelines reducing your taxable income. If you are subject to a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is an easy way to support the Museum and fulfill those requirements. 

Legacy Gifts
Foster the future with a legacy gift by naming the Museum as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, in your will, trust or general estate plans. Make an impact that lasts for generations to come.  

   
       Interested in more information on stock, IRA or legacy gifts?
                   Contact our Executive Director, Jessie Goodwin at jessie@playwilmington.org or call at 910-254-3534 x 101. 



AmazonSmile & Wish List
AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way for you to support The Children’s Museum of Wilmington every time you shop! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price – at no cost to you! Search Wilmington Children's Museum to set us at your AmazonSmile charity! Click here to check out our Amazon Wish List.

Lakeshore Learning
Are you looking for a way to support specific areas of the Museum? Lakeshore Learning is an educational store serving teachers since the 1950’s. Items on our Lakeshore Learning Wish List will benefit children throughout the Museum as well as in our Educational Programming. 

CREATE A LASTING MEMORY
Paint a plank to support The Children's Museum of Wilmington and enjoy a fun family project. Funds will help develop our educational programming. These special planks, designed and painted by your family or group, will be prominently displayed in the Museum. Planks are 6" x  48" and your own to carve, wood-burn, or decorate. Cost: $500. To get started, please contact our Director of Development, Patti Erkes at perkes@playwilmington.org  o910-254-3534 x 104.

volunteer
We have a variety of ways you can volunteer with us! All volunteers must have a positive attitude, be friendly, and most importantly, work well with children. You must be 16 years or older and complete 20 hours within 6 months time. Submit completed Volunteer Applications and documents in person at our Front Desk or email them to Guest Relations Coordinator, Meghan Karg, at mkarg@playwilmington.org. Click here for the Volunteer Application.

The Children's Museum of Wilmington is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID# 56-2043649)

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