Ava needs your help! We have been campaigning for almost a year to raise money for the Ava Gardner Museum Fire Fund and have raised just over $3,000. That means that we still have $93,000 to go! So we have decided to issue a challenge to all Ava's fans: please pledge $1 to the protection of Ava's Musuem. (You may donate more of course!) Once we reach our goal of $96,000, we will raffle a unique giveaway for which each dollar donated will count toward one raffle entry! Once we meet our halfway mark, we will announce the exciting prize. So keep updated and please spread the word to help us reach our goal! All donations ARE tax-deductible!Ava Gardner Museum Fire Suppression Campaign
Museums face many challenges, from humidity to pests, but perhaps the most worrisome is the threat of fire to an irreplaceable collection. The Ava Gardner Museum located in Smithfield, North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that has been operated in Ava's hometown since the 1980s, is housed in a 100-year-old building, and boasts more than 150,000 artifacts in its permanent collection belonging to the Golden Age of Hollywood actress. However, owing to the age of the historic building, constant upgrades are necessary to ensure the safety and preservation of the collection, as well as those of visiting collections. More than 15 years after our most recent remodel, we are seeking an installation of an efficient fire suppression system which will assist in guarding the collection for fans of Ava and Hollywood in the event of a catastrophe. This project is slated to cost $96,000. We are asking Ava's fans and fellow history buffs to help us preserve a unique piece of cinematic history and an iconic treasure of Hollywood as well as North Carolina. The official page of the Ava Gardner Museum and Estate can be accessed at: http://www.avagardner.org. You may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+. Please help us spread the word to support our greatest Hollywood & Smithfield asset!
This fundraising campaign has been approved by The Ava Gardner Trust.
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