Leave a Lasting Impact
For more than 15 years, the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn has welcomed families through our doors. These parents and caregivers understand that play is not frivolous. It is brain building. Play leads to changes at the molecular, cellular and behavioral levels that promote learning and adaptive and/or pro-social behavior. Play is also fun and engaging. It is a way to communicate with our children. Ask any adult what they remember about playing as a child and they'll take you back to a time where they had a meaningful play experience. Those fond memories we have of play as a child are so cherished. Below are a few ways that you can help ensure the long-term stability of the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn. Let us know how we can help you.
The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our earned revenue (admissions, memberships, and store sales) will only account for around 60% of our annual operating budget. We rely on the financial support of individuals and businesses to help us keep our admission prices affordable. You can help today by making a donation. Just click the "Donate Now" button to get started.
If you own stock in a company, a little known way to support a non-profit organization is by donating stock to them. The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn partners with Edward Jones, a trusted, long-established company who can help. Give us a call at (708) 423-6709 ext 201 and we can help guide you through the process.
You hear lots of catchy jingles about donating your vehicle, but did you know that many local non-profit organizations have vehicle donation programs? You can donated your car and support local nonprofits. Have a vehicle you'd like to donate? Visit this page to donate yours to the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn.
Talking about your will isn't always easy, but if you have young children you should have a will. You may think that you don't have enough money to really need a will, but have you considered if something were to happen to you and your spouse who would raise your children? It's always good to have your intentions and wishes known in a will. If you would like information on how to help support the Museum through your will, give us a call at (708) 423-6709 ext 201.
Did you know that another way to support the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is to list us as a partial beneficiary on a life insurance policy? It's very easy to do and is a great way to help the museum in the long run. Talk to your insurance agent or if you need more informaiton about setting this up, call us at (708) 423-6709 ext 201.
The musuem has established an Endowment fund to help provide for our future. Any planned gift or percentage of your planned gift can be directed to this fund. The fund is in place to help provide for the museum's future. Call us at (708) 423-6709 ext 201 for more information.
We are always looking for items. If you have any of the below items that you would be willing to donate, give us a call!
Play Doctor/Medical Kits
Scrap Wood for Build-It (not painted/no nails/pine preferred)
Nails 1 1/4" Roofing Nails
Screws 1 1/4" Fine Thread Dry Wall Screws
Sand Paper (larger sheets)
Feathers (store bought multi-color)
Musical instruments (toy and real will be considered)
Call us at (708) 423-6709 ext 203 if you have any of these items.
Kids helping kids. If your child or child's school is looking for a way to give back to the community, consider either the Museum's "Money Math Coin Drive" or the Museum's Wish List Drive. We have tools available to help you get started. Call us at (708) 423-6709 ext 204.