The Museum of the American Revolution joins several well-known sites and institutions in historic Philadelphia, the birthplace of democracy, in partnership to support democratic ideals in Ukraine and around the world.
On March 19, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the Betsy Ross House, the Carpenters Hall, Franklin Square, the Independence Visitor Center, the Museum of the American Revolution, and the National Center for constitution will donate 100% of all entries. to UNICEF, to support its efforts to help the hundreds of thousands of children and families suffering from the effects of the war in Ukraine.
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell inspired the initiative. “These institutions tell the story of America’s struggle to become free and create one of the greatest democracies in the world,” Rendell said of the fundraising initiative. “We all believe that we must do everything we can to support the struggle of the Ukrainian people to preserve their own democracy.”
Rendell continued, “The message to Ukrainians and all freedom-loving people is that we hope this effort will inspire everyone to do what they can. If you’re looking to support Ukrainian families, this is one way to start.
UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first and is currently focusing its efforts on displaced families from Ukraine. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, relief emergency and more. UNICEF USA supports the work of UNICEF through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States
For anyone unable to visit on Saturday, all participating sites will continue to collect donations throughout March.
About the participating organizations:
the African American Museum in Philadelphia was founded in 1976 to celebrate the nation’s bicentennial, the African American Museum of Philadelphia is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and display the heritage of African Americans. For more information, call (215) 574-0380 or visit aampmuseum.org.
Carpenters room is a treasure in historic Philadelphia. It hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774 and housed the Franklin’s Library Company, the American Philosophical Society, and the First and Second Banks of the United States. Colonial delegates, including George Washington, John Adams, and Patrick Henry, laid the foundation for the great American experiment in democracy. For more information, call (215) 925-0167 or visit www.carpentershall.org.
Historic Philadelphia, Inc. makes our nation’s history relevant and real through interpretation, interaction and education, strengthening Greater Philadelphia’s role as a destination for experiencing American history. Historic Philadelphia, Inc. programs include the Betsy Ross House, Once Upon A Nation tells the story of History Makers and Franklin Square. For more information, call (215) 629-4026 or visit historicphiladelphia.org.
the Independence Visitor Center Society is a Pennsylvania, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates in cooperation with the National Park Service, Visit Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The IVCC operates the Independence Visitor Center, the official Philadelphia area visitor center and primary wayfinding point for Independence National Historical Park; locations of satellite visitor centres; and the friendly Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop transit service. For more information, call (800) 537-7676 or visit phlvisitorcenter.com.
the American Revolution Museum uncovers and shares captivating stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked the ongoing American experiment in freedom, equality, and self-government. For more information, call (877) 740-1776 or visit www.AmRevMuseum.org.
the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia brings together people of all ages and perspectives, from across America and the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. For more information, call (215) 409-6700 or visit constitutioncenter.org.
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