MOSTHistory joins the global #GivingTuesday movement
This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign will run from Nov. 28, 2017 to Dec. 30, 2017. During this five-week campaign, visitors can either donate a minimum amount of $1 at the Admissions Desk during a transaction, round up their change at The Museum Store, leave a cash donation at the Try On History display under the Grand Staircase in the Grand Lobby, donate online (see form below) or mail a contribution to the Try On History Project to 200 N. Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas 78541.
The Museum of South Texas History has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US). #GivingTuesday coincides with the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate on improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Last year, the Museum of South Texas History joined the global movement by encouraging the community to donate to the Try On History Project. The effort to raised $1,000, and the museum has since purchased a reproduction outfit that was used for an educational outreach with more than 1,000 IDEA students. This year, the museum invites the community to donate once again to the Try On History Project and reach a new goal of $1,500. The reproduction clothing collection at the museum is a vital part of bringing history to life and sparking a child’s imagination.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.