B&W Y-12 donates $10K to Children's Museum

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 9:44am

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — B&W Y‑12 recently donated $10,000 to the Children’s Museum in Oak Ridge. The funds will support the museum’s programs, including its planned Healthy Living exhibit.

"B&W Y‑12’s support has been invaluable to the museum," said Mary Ann Damos, the museum’s executive director. "The financial donations have helped us provide more and better services to the area’s children, but the hands-on donations of manpower also have been helpful."

B&W Y‑12 employees and their families have donated their time and skills on various museum projects for the past 10 years, including painting, planting and repairs and maintenance to the museum’s heating and air conditioning system.

B&W Y‑12 previously donated $15,000 to turn the museum’s current space exhibit into a "Rocket Room," taking children on an imaginary trip to Mars. The project is ongoing with preliminary designs completed.

"B&W Y‑12 sees the Children’s Museum as a vital asset in the region, and we support it with financial investments, as well as our employees volunteering regularly to help with upgrades," said Chris Clark of B&W Y‑12’s Strategic Program Development, who also is a current museum board member. "I encourage everyone in the Oak Ridge area to participate in ensuring the museum remains a vibrant part of our community."

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