Monday, December 21, 2020

The Museum of Science and History announces new fundraising campaign

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) today shared details regarding a new fundraising campaign launched just in time for the holidays. MOSH Wonderful Time of the Year launched on November 27, 2020 and kicked off a season of giving with special promotions, events and donation opportunities.

Due to COVID-19, a lot of things have changed this year for cultural institutions across the world, and MOSH is not immune. Like many cultural institutions, the Museum lost revenue while it was closed to the public. This initiative will help make up for funds lost during that period, and support the Museum’s ongoing efforts to serve the community through in-person and virtual programming.

MOSH is partnering with WJXT to present the "MOSH Wonderful Time of the Year" online through a series of PSAs on the station and a special episode of River City Live. The campaign includes:

• Buy One, Gift One MOSH Memberships: New and renewing members can share the joy of lifelong learning with a friend or opt to let MOSH share it with a family in the community.

• Donation Match, Courtesy of Rebecca and Randy Johnson, Kristen and John Surface, and an Anonymous Donor: Through December 31, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar — doubling the impact of year-end giving. 

• Special MOSH episode of River City Live: WJXT’s viewers will learn all about MOSH’s history and impact on a special edition of River City Live, which will run throughout the campaign.

As a special treat this holiday season, the MOSH is offering $1 admission for children aged 3 - 12 with the purchase of a full-priced adult entry ticket through the month of December. Up to five children tickets at the discounted rate can be purchased per adult ticket.

“We are grateful for the public’s support all year long, but this time of year especially,” said Bruce Fafard, CEO of the Museum of Science & History. “Together, we all have the power to inspire the joy of lifelong learning, and with the support of the public we can help spark that joy for even more members of the First Coast community. We are thankful for the partnership of WJXT and their continued support of our mission.”

“As the local station in Jacksonville, we are always glad to partner with other entities making a difference on the First Coast,” said Bob Ellis, Vice President & General Manager of WJXT. “The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and as we celebrate, we encourage our viewers to give back as well. We hope to help meet — and exceed — the Museum’s needs through this partnership.”

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