Support Amelia Park Children’s Museum

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Amelia Park Children’s Museum (APCM) depends upon its generous donors, sponsors, and supporters to sustain its children’s programming, hands-on exhibits, and museum facilities.   Individuals and corporate supporters may assist APCM in carrying out its mission in a number of ways, described below. With your help, we can continue our mission of encouraging and inspiring children’s imaginations and help them learn about the world around them. Help us bring the community together with family-friendly events and exciting and educational exhibits, in a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn, explore, and thrive.

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There are many ways for individuals to contribute to the Museum. Your support provides critical funding for the Museum’s ongoing operations, including exhibits and programs.  To donate now, click the Donate button above, or mail your tax deductible donation to:

Amelia Park Children’s Museum
Attention:  Support
29 South Broad Street
P.O. Box 931
Westfield, MA 01086

or

Call 413-572-4014 to provide credit card information by phone.

APCM is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, federal tax ID No. 04-3271875.  Your tax-deductible donations in support of the Museum are greatly appreciated.

Sponsorship

The Museum offers many opportunities for individuals and organizations to provide support through sponsorship of our events and exhibits, including:

  • Summer Movie Nights – Sponsor one (or the whole series) of our summer children’s movies, shown on our giant inflatable screen on the lawn behind the Museum.
  • Penguin Plunge – Sponsor our signature fundraising event, entering its 15th year in 2019 as one of the first Westfield 350 events of the year.
  • Live Animals – Sponsor our live animals exhibit to help APCM cover the cost of maintaining and feeding the animals.
  • Whip City Brewfest – Become an inaugural sponsor of our newest fundraising event, a brewfest in June attracting craft breweries to the city for a day of tasting and entertainment.
  • Dino Dig Exhibit – Sponsor our newest exciting exhibit that draws children into the role of junior archaeologist, allowing them to uncover and learn about dinosaur and other fossils.  Or, direct your support to any of our other exhibits to ensure they are sustained and maintained for years to come.

To support APCM as a Sponsor, contact the museum at 413-572-4014 or by email. Sponsorship contributions can also be mailed directly to the museum at the address above.

Stock Donations

A donation of appreciated shares of stock can offer the donor substantial tax savings. Donors may receive in income tax donation equal to the current full fair market value of the stock on the date of the give, without realizing (and paying tax) on the gain in value since the stock was acquired.

To donate stock, please contact the Museum to let us know that your broker will be transferring stock, the kind of stock, how many shares, and how you would like the stock to be used (Annual Fund, reserve funds, exhibit support, etc.). You will also need to provide your broker the following wiring information:

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In-Kind Support

The Museum is very grateful to our many in-kind donors.  If you would like to provide food for our live animals, costume clothing for our career dress-up area, professional or trade services, or other in-kind support, please contact the Museum at 413-572-4014.

Brick Campaign

Since our current building was constructed over a decade ago, people have been supporting the Museum through our brick campaign, as a way to honor family, friends, and special memories. Bricks are available for $300 and will be placed at our entrance as weather and order frequency permits.

To buy a brick, please call the Museum at 413-572-4014 or stop in at the Museum during our regular hours.

Planned Giving

People can also show their support for the Museum by making a planned gift or bequest to APCM. There are many ways for supporters to make a lasting legacy at Amelia Park Children’s Museum.

For more information on planned giving options, please contact the Museum at 413-572-4014, or email us. You may also write to us at the address above, Attention: Planned Giving.

Tribute Donations

Donations in honor or memory of loved ones can be a special way to recognize your, or their, support of the Museum. You may also ask others who wish to make gifts in memory of your loved ones to direct their donations to Amelia Park Children’s Museum.

Other Support Options

If you wish to explore these or other options for showing your support for APCM, please contact us to arrange a one-on-one meeting.

Amelia Park Children’s Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to whom your tax-deductible donations may be made in support of its mission to feed the curiosity and learning of children in our community.  Tax ID No. 04-3271875.

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