Hershey, PA (November 22, 2017) – AACA Museum, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
As a 501 (c) 3, the AACA Museum, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of motor vehicle history in a manner that provides for the education and entertainment of our guests. Our goal is to deliver a World-Class automotive experience through innovative and interactive exhibits that appeal to all ages and illustrate the historical evolution and potential future impacts of one of the most culturally defining innovations of modern times.
As an organization, we provide a changing array of exhibits and informative programs throughout the year that are engaging for visitors of every age and interest. From creating your own “car” out of recycled materials to learning how to drive a Model T, we strive to educate in a fun and interactive way that promotes preservation and knowledge about America’s automotive heritage for future generations.
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.” Those who are interested in joining AACA Museum, Inc. #GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://www.aacamuseum.org/get-involved/donate/.
The current featured AACA Museum, Inc. exhibit is “Getting the Job Done: Vehicles That Earned Their Keep” highlighting many varieties of working vehicles. Other exhibits on view include: “National Corvette Restorers Society Gallery” showcasing three award-winning vintage Corvettes; “Cars & Christmas” with holiday decorations, model trains, Grinch Scavenger and more; Historic Vehicle Association Display of the 1933 Graham Blue Streak 8 Sedan which was recently inducted as #19 on the National Historic Vehicle Register. Last, but not least, The DeLorean Prototype 1 is also on view paired with a production model allowing visitors to see how it all began and the differences that developed along the way.
We greatly appreciate the continued support of our members, donors, and volunteers as we strive to provide exciting exhibits and educational experiences. Donations will help us continue to provide diverse and educational exhibitions and events and are always appreciated. We hope you will consider enhancing the local community and the greater automotive community with a donation to the AACA Museum, Inc. on #GivingTuesday as we being the holiday giving season. The AACA Museum, Inc. was honored to again receive the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator again in 2017, allowing donors to give with confidence.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: