Grant and Maggie Lancaster.
Updated: Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 8:44 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 4:00 PM EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Our nation is still healing from the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 children and six adults. It is hard to watch the news coverage and read the updates and not ask yourself, "What can I do to help?"
After the incident, nine year old Grant Lancaster of Grand Rapids, decided he wanted to do something to comfort the families. Immediately afterwards Grant sent cards to the families, but felt the need to do something more. Grant and his mother, Maggie Lancaster, decided to approach the Grand Rapids Children's Museum to come up with a fundraising idea to support the Newtown community.
Upon doing some research, the Grand Rapids Children's Museum found that the city of Newtown was in the process of building a children's museum for their community. According to their website , the Everwonder Children's Museum will be a place focused on building a bright spot for the children and families of the Newtown community.
The Lancasters and the Grand Rapids Children's Museum decided to help give the gift of play to a town so deserving. On January 26, the Grand Rapids Children's Museum donated $1.00 of every admission to the EverWonder Children's Museum efforts. The raised a total of $600 between admission that day and additional donations from guests.
There are still ways you can help the fundraising efforts of the EverWonder Children's Museum. Mail a tax-deductible donation to:
EverWonder Children's Museum
P.O. Box 566
Botsford, CT 06404
For corporate and major gifts contact Kristin Chiriatti at 702-498-7304. For more information or to donate online visit www.everwondermuseum.com.
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