August 05, 2020
At the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven, the workers definitely “gives a ship.”
Which is the title of a fundraising marketing campaign introduced last 7 days. The “I Give a Ship, Going Pink So We Really do not Sink” aims to raise $25,000 by Sept. 1. And if that purpose is attained, museum founder and President Deborah Whitcraft will dye her hair pink for a week.
“Deb hates the colour pink,” reported Gretchen Coyle, museum docent who has coauthored a number of textbooks with Whitcraft. “Everyone enjoys Deb for her continued efforts on LBI’s behalf. Now it is time to not only aid out the museum, but to just take gain of Deb’s terrific sense of humor and increase more than enough dollars to turn her hair pink. Observing the tension amount of citizens, people, restaurant and store house owners and workforce, these volunteers made a decision that everybody needs a good chortle.”
The museum’s major fundraiser, traditionally held the Saturday following Labor Working day weekend, has been canceled.
“The earnings from that occasion web about 1-third of the museum’s yearly functioning spending budget,” explained Coyle. “But this yr it has been canceled thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the museum reopened in July right after being closed for practically 5 months.”
Contributors can go away a donation at the museum or mail checks to the New Jersey Maritime Museum, 528 Dock Street, Beach front Haven, N.J. 08008. In addition, men and women are also welcome to purchase a museum membership and can locate details about that by logging on to njmm.org. —E.E.