After reviewing with our board, the museum has decided to start a GoFundMe account. We heard our supports wanting an easier way to donate that shows clear and transparent progress. Also, after having some technical difficulties with our new 'Donation Shop', we have found this a fast and more sustainable option for the time being.
We already have 2 fundraisers going right now!
Our first Fundraiser is to help cover additional costs incurred when finding a new foundation contractor to 'Save the Depot'. Our goal is $10,000 that will go towards the Overall depot project as work continues. If you'd like to donate to this fund, please follow this link: https://gofund.me/6df1d7d7
Our second Fundraiser is to Bring home our newly donated California Zephyr "Cable Car" Lounge! Our goal is to raise $25,000 for us to bring home this intact piece of American and Iowa passenger rail history. If you would like to donate to this fund, please follow this link: https://gofund.me/4299fbb3
As always, if you'd rather give directly to the museum, please feel free to mail us a check or stop by First Security Bank in Charles City. If you are mailing a check, please send it to PO Box 683, Charles City, IA 50616 and include in the memo which fund you'd like to support! Thank you to all our loyal and generous supporters for the help you've given us so far! We are making great progress on saving the depot! And, with the donation of 'Silver Shop', our collection is going to be one of the most unique railway museums in the country, if not the world, with our focus on great American Passenger Trains. Thank you everyone!