How to Donate to Sandcastles Children's Museum
We are currently nearing the end of our first capital campaign with a goal of $250,000. With the money already raised, we have paid off much of our debt, renovated the exhibit area and the basement, and updated the roof, wiring, heating and cooling, and plumbing. Our chief fundraising goals for this campaign have been to pay off the building and to replace the roof. At the end of 2012, our remaining balance was about $20,000 for the building. We have also begun to raise funds for a new roof. Our capital campaign is one of our funds within the Community Foundation of Mason County (CFMC). Donors may contribute to the Sandcastles Capital Fund within the CFMC or by mailing a donation directly to Sandcastles at PO Box 595, Ludington MI 49431. Donations may also be made securely on this page through PayPal with a credit card or a PayPal account (see below).
Levels of Giving for Capital Campaign
Levels of giving and recognition: Each named level of giving is acknowledged on one of the donor boards in the entry of the museum. Watch for new donor boards in 2013!
Naming opportunity, life member
Pillar $ 5,000+
Family membership for the year the level is reached
Foundation $ 1,000+
5 daily family passes
Bricks and Mortar $ 500+
3 daily family passes
Building Block $ 100+
1 daily family pass
Pavers to the Future $25
These blocks purchased by or on behalf of children are also displayed in the entry to the museum.
Each year Sandcastles holds one or more fundraisers to add to our fund within the Community Foundation of Mason County and/or to cover large expenses.
Other Fundraising Goals
At Christmas time 2011, our Nutcracker Concert was the first fundraiser targeted toward our need for a new roof within the next few years. We will also have to repair and/our replace some of the brick and stone work. Before we can use the second story of our building, we will need to update the heating and cooling system and completely renovate the interior. To make the second story accessible to all, we will need an elevator. It is likely that a second capital campaign will be launched to cover these expenses.
Donations may be made securely online through PayPal whether or not you have a PayPal account.
Last Updated: 04-08-2013