Without community support, Families First Children’s Museum would not exist! Here are five ways you can give and support our organization:
1. Contribute to our Annual Giving Campaign. As we look to add new exhibits, improve programming and strengthen our family education offerings, our end-of-the-year appeal provides critical funding. You can contribute to our success by mailing a donation, dropping it off on your next visit or donating online. Giving Tuesday (November 28) is the perfect time to give and make your donations go even further thanks to an exciting dollar-for-dollar match opportunity we’ll announce more about soon.
2. Shop at our Barnes & Noble Bookfair. Saturday, Dec. 9, Barnes and Noble (2640 N. Reserve St.) will be donating a percentage of all net sales to Families First Children’s Museum. We’ll have fun family activities in-store between 10 am and 4 pm, including a performance by the Big Sky High School choir at 2 pm, a visit from Santa at 3 pm, and a secret surprise you won’t want to miss in the early afternoon! Be sure to tell your cashier you’re supporting Families First with your purchase. If you can’t attend in person, you can shop online between Dec. 9 and Dec. 14. Use code “12260063” when asked for bookfair ID at checkout.
3. Donate from our wish list. We use a variety of art tools, paper products, paints and other supplies to keep our museum programming engaging. You can donate new items from our wish list to make it happen! Better yet, you can organize a supply drive through your work place, community group or place of worship and make it a team effort. Our wish list is here to your right. For details about hosting a supply drive, contact Sarah, our museum manager by email or phone (406) 541-7529.
4. Shop Amazon. If you regularly shop Amazon.com, a portion of your eligible purchases can be donated to Families First. To get started, click on the Amazon Smile logo on our home page or simply begin shopping at smile.amazon.com. This is a year-round program!
5. Volunteer. We’re working to build a vibrant volunteer program at the museum. Do you have an hour or two to spare—or know someone who would like to volunteer? If so, contact museum manager Sarah Osteen by email or phone (406) 541-7529. Currently, our most pressing need is for someone to do minor maintenance jobs, but other options exist. To learn more about volunteering and the benefits you may receive, click here.