Friday, August 27, 2021

Children's Discovery Center Gets Matching Grant

Blogger's Note:
The following was submitted by the Pottstown Children's Discovery Center.

Things are moving forward for Pottstown Children's Discovery Center and they will move forward faster if people donate to the effort and double the money donated.

PCDC has obtained a portion of the funds needed for our largest and most exciting exhibit 'Farm to FoodTruck' (which will incorporate every child's favorite museum exhibit the farm, market, and kitchen) from Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. 

The center has an opportunity to max out this grant from PAHWF -- they have agreed to MATCH another $42,500 dollar for dollar over the next 10 months.

That means that any donation, which will be used toward operated expenses as we open our doors, is completely matched: $5,000 becomes $10,000, $2,000 becomes $4,000 and so on.  All donations will really make the biggest impact right now.

Also, the center has just four Founding Fifty spots left. The first four people who give $1,000 or more will join the special group recognized inside PCDC as original founding supporters. 

Those who do will join 46 other community/business members showing support of Pottstown kids, plus your financial donation will be doubled. 

PCDC is also hosting its First Annual Shortstack Competition on Sept 18. 

Lot's of Pottstown Restaurants will bring 200 of their best kid-pleasing dishes for kids to vote for the best. Check out website to sign up and for more details.

"In the past year we've obtained a centrally located Pottstown site, and have planned, designed and acquired many hands-on educational exhibits," according to a statement issued by PCDC.

One example is a big stage with lots of lights, cameras and costumes for kids to 'write, direct or act' in their own show.

PCDC has also increased its presence in the community by distributing “Discovery Kits” to local families and Barth Elementary students. 

Look for them at the upcoming Pottstown Pet Fair.

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