We need YOU Acadiana!
Twenty-five years ago, a dream became a reality. Because of a shared vision and support of our community, the extraordinary power of PLAY was introduced to Acadiana as The Children’s Museum of Acadiana. This community investment has provided children a place to grow and thrive for a quarter of a century. Literacy, school readiness, social skills, self-esteem, respect for oneself and others… these are the things children receive at the Museum.
As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit that receives no government funding, except through occasional grants, the Children’s Museum of Acadiana strives to keep admission rates low to make it affordable to as many families as possible, provide high-quality enrichment programming to all guests, and offer complimentary access to those who are disadvantaged. For $7 per guest, that’s a hefty goal.
This is where we need your help. Even before the pandemic, the Museum operated on tight margins. Its purpose is to reach as many children as possible, not maximize profits. Thanks to last year’s generous financial gift from the Heymann Family Foundation, the Museum has been able to continue operating during these uncertain times when children need safe places, like a children’s museum, now more than ever.
Since 1996, the Children’s Museum of Acadiana has relied on financial support from community partners such as yourself to continue offering high-quality experiences to children and their families. Will you make a financial contribution and partner with the Children’s Museum of Acadiana to ensure the future of our mission, engaging the minds, muscles, and imaginations of children, grow and prosper?
Your contribution will make the difference in the caliber of activities the Museum can offer. It will make the difference in the Museum’s ability to bring learning to community events like Festival Acadiens et Creole and Christmas at Moncus Park. It will allow the CMA to maintain its partnerships with other local nonprofits that assist children in need. Through a recent donor’s generosity, the CMA was able to offer summer camp scholarships to two brothers whose family is enduring homelessness.
This shared vision is critical to enriching the lives of our children and makes a significant impact in our community. With your tax-deductible contribution we promise to inspire learning through play, provide enhanced educational opportunities, and find ways to connect more children and families to first museum experiences! Every dollar you donate to the Children’s Museum of Acadiana will go directly towards exhibits, programs, outreach, and ensuring the Museum gives the next generation of Acadiana’s children priceless and meaningful experiences.
Hand in hand, we can make a difference!