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Give the Gift of Membership and Help Mentor Families

December 01, 2016

The Mint Museum Partners with Latin American Women's Association to offer arts education opportunities to families in need

The Mint Museum offers the opportunity to give someone a gift that brings a full year of inspiring experiences, while simultaneously helping a family in need. For every gift membership purchased through December 31, the Mint will give a free family membership to a family participating in the Latin American Women’s Association mentoring program.

The program focuses on parenting and school engagement and focuses on children attending schools in low-income neighborhoods. “The partnership with The Mint Museum in this Gift of Membership Campaign provides opportunities for many Latino families to take part in the programs offered by the Mint. Families will be enriched as they become members and enhance their quality of life by being exposed to the arts and beyond,” said Violeta Moser, Executive Director of the Latin American Women's Association (LAWA).

Mint memberships bring a full year of unlimited free admission to the museum as well as discounts on shopping, art classes, summer camps, and other members-only opportunities throughout the year.

The partnership has grown from the Mint’s acclaimed Latino Initiative, which focuses on bringing under-served families to the museum as well as ongoing outreach to the Latino community.

Increasingly, educators are recognizing the value of arts education in training and developing the American workforce for innovation – a movement known as “STEM to STEAM,” or adding art and design to the traditional fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

And during the holiday season, studies and surveys are showing that gift-givers are increasingly looking for one-of-a-kind experiences for their loved ones instead of, or alongside, material gifts.

Mint memberships support nearly all aspects of museum operations, including opportunities for student field trips; special free programming for the community; guest speakers; and more. Membership prices range from $25-$100 per year (plus tax) with levels for teachers, students, individuals, couples, families, seniors, and out-of-towners. Mint members also receive reciprocal benefits at designated Southeastern museums. Higher giving levels bring more benefits to Sustainer, Benefactor, and Crown Society members. For more information, visit mintmuseum.org/join or call 704.337.2018. For more information about LAWA, visit lawanc.org .

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