JH Children's Museum receives $20k grant

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Jackson Hole Children’s Museum has been selected as one of 52 winners from across the country in the seventh annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” community giving program. The Children’s Museum will receive $20,000 to support programs and exhibits. The Jackson Hole Children’s Museum programs and exhibits reach over 1,000 visitors each month. This funding assists in supporting and maintaining exhibits, enhancing weekly offerings in our creativity studio and supplementing the in-school and after-school programs. “These funds will make a tremendous impact on our programs and exhibits in 2016. We are beyond grateful to Tom’s of Maine for giving us the opportunity to expand our exhibits and enhance our programs for our patrons.” Passionate community members took to their social media pages to share #OneWaytoHelp their communities, amassing nearly 10,000 submissions. One entrant representing each state and Washington, D.C. was selected to designate a local nonprofit in their area to receive project funding from Tom’s of Maine. “This year’s nonprofit recipients bring to life an inspiring picture of the care that Americans have for each other and their communities,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom's of Maine. “People often think giving back to their community is time intensive, and we wanted to show there are easy ways to make a difference, like raising awareness for a cause you love and supporting brands that strive to make the world a better place for future generations.” Tom’s of Maine has given 10 percent of profits back to the community since 1970 and encourages employees to use 5 percent (12 days) of paid time off to volunteer every year. For more information, visit *Feature Photo: h/t Jackson Hole Children’s Museum / Pitchengine Communities * #buckrail #news