Just take a peek at the Western Maine Play Museum website and you will see why Care & Comfort and our Wilton Branch staff chose to present a gift to them in support of all they are doing for children of today and tomorrow.
The Play Museum''s mission ~ to inspire children, connect families, and build community through exploration, learning, and play began as a dream a couple of years ago and is rapidly becoming a reality. The organization is renovating a 100-year old house on Main Street in Wilton and hope to open the doors in 2017.
“I believe it was George Bernard Shaw that once said ‘We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.’ There’s quite a bit of truth in that sentiment,” said Mike Stair, Care & Comfort’s COO during the presentation. “We are incredibly fortunate to have the beginnings of a new place to play sprouting right in our own backyard with the formation of the Western Maine Play Museum just around the corner from our Wilton office. When they open they will be one of the few children’s museums in the state, so I was thrilled to learn that our folks had selected them as the recipient of our Jeans Fund contribution. Together with the Agency’s matching funds, the donation should go a long way toward helping them reach their goal.”
This gift was made possible through The Jeans Fund, an ongoing collaborative fundraising effort between Care & Comfort and our employees. Every Friday is Jean Day, and staff may leave their usual work attire at home and wear jeans for a donation. The company then matches every dollar raised, and the employees of each branch select their local beneficiary semi-annually
"The regular folks that have worked very hard to make this museum happen stand as a reminder that anything is possible when people care and dare to try new things. There are many paths to success, and this museum will be another tool in our local toolbox of “good things” that for some kids will make all of the difference. And for the kids that already have many good things in their lives and an already clear path ahead of them: they’ll still have a blast visiting the museum and won’t even realize the amount of learning we’re sneaking into all of that play," wrote Angela McLeod Western Maine Play Museum president in an update.
The interactive exhibits will be simply amazing - we encourage everyone to take to keep an eye out for the grand opening and plan a visit!