TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT!
Your #GivingTuesday donation will be matched thanks to the generosity of Claire Reichlin & NMAJH Trustee, D. Walter Cohen, as well as an anonymous donor. For every $25 you give, $75 will be contributed to the Museum.
#GivingTuesday and NMAJH
When you donate to our 2015 #GivingTuesday initiative, you will support us in collecting, preserving, and sharing objects that illustrate the more than 360-year history of Jewish life in America. More than 10,000 students visited the Museum during the last fiscal year alone. Within that same time frame, nearly 800 objects were added to our collection. The Museum’s collection efforts directly impact our education efforts. The more we can preserve and study the artifacts in our care, the better we are able to share stories of immigration and lessons of hard work and determination with our visitors.
Donate now through December 1, #GivingTuesday, to join us in our mission to inspire in people a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire. The Museum’s collection represents the broad spectrum of American Jewish life and includes such universal themes as immigration, worship, hard work, entertainment, and community and family life. Discover the Museum's collection.
Watch the video below to get an inside look into the process of preparing and installing special exhibition, American Roots: The Andrews Family, featured on our first floor now through February 7, 2016.
Those who donated to last year’s #GivingTuesday initiative directly impacted the Museum’s education outreach efforts. Since then, more than 1,800 students have participated in the Traveling Suitcase program in their own classrooms. Read more about the Traveling Suitcase and last year’s effort below.
NMAJH’s 2014 #GivingTuesdayPHL Project
With the gift match from NMAJH Trustee Mimi and her husband Alan Schneirov, the total amount raised was over $5,000! Thanks to you all of last year's #GivingTuesday donors who have made it possible for the Traveling Suitcase program to reach and enrich more classrooms -- breaking down the museum walls and bringing immigration stories to students across the United States.
The Traveling Suitcase is a centerpiece of the "Becoming American" program, and it is filled with historic objects and reproduction documents and photographs. Supported by visual and audio resources, the Traveling Suitcase provides classrooms with hands-on materials and cross-curricular lesson plans that address many state and national curriculum standards in creative ways.
What is #GivingTuesday?
The idea is simple: we have Thanksgiving for giving thanks and other days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday for getting deals; #GivingTuesday is a special day for giving back. This year, on December 1, individuals, communities, and organizations will band together in a grassroots way to give in many forms. The #GivingTuesday concept began in 2012 thanks to the efforts of the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation.