Purpose of the Fundraiser
The Museum of Creativity is located in an old historic building in Downtown Fort Scott, Kansas. In the 100 years since its creation no one has made handicap access to the building. There are 5 steps up to the front door at 102 S. National Ave. Then there are 6 more steps right inside the door.
We see dedicated moms struggling to get strollers up the steps. We see those with aching knees slowly navigate themselves upward on the many stairs. We would like to make their experience more pleasant and allow access for those that are not able to even attempt to visit us.
Our plan is to put a ramp on the outside of the building and install a chair elevator inside to replace half of the wide staircase in our front lobby. We are considering alternative plans also but any attempt at building handicap access is a huge, expensive project.
As a non-profit 501(c)3 institution we rely on generous people like yourself to donate their time, money and/or materials towards our goals. ALL proceeds from this event are going into the Handicap access fund we have started. We already have $1500 in this fund from our Yard Sale fundraiser on May 6th and 7th but we have a goal of $15,000 to cover the cost of equipment, materials and construction.
If you are not able to come visit in person you can contact us to buy raffle tickets and participate in our live auction online. As always, you can donate online through this link https://www.gofundme.com/f/fort-scott-ks-children039s-museum?