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The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that would not exist without the contributions from our generous donors. All money that is raised through donations, grants, door admissions, and special events help support the exhibits and programs we offer here at MPDM.




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annual-fund

Giving through our Annual Fund will help us support many aspects of the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museums including day-to-day operations, events, program development, exhibits, repairs and maintenance and so, so much more.

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The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum provides those in need family memberships through our Helping Hands Scholarships. You pick the amount and we will add it to our Helping Hand Scholarship Fund. Example: a $500 donation could give up to 125 kids the opportunity to explore, learn, create, and grow at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum!

Endowment-Fund

Help MPDM make a lasting impact on youth in mid-Michigan and beyond. Your contribution to our Endowment Fund will help to provide opportunities for young people to explore, learn, create and grow for many years to come.

Corporate-Sponsors

Not only will your company be able to market to hundreds of individuals through your Corporate Sponsorship, you will help us to create a stronger, healthier society. Click here for the sponsorship opportunities.

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Donations can also be made by calling (989) 317-3221 or through mail to Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum, 5093 E. Remus Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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Donor Designation through the United Way

MPDM is an Affiliate Agency of the United Way of Isabella County and also is eligible to receive funds through Donor Designations. In order to make a payroll deduction through the Donor Designations, ask your United Way company coordinator for the forms and select the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum from the list of nonprofit organizations.

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support MPDM every time you shop, at no extra cost to you! Instead of shopping at amazon.com, head over to smile.amazon.com and you’ll find the exact same prices and goods you are searching for, with an added bonus. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase amount to MPDM. 

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, it will prompt you to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your eligible purchases. Please choose the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum! From that point on, all you need to do is shop as usual. AmazonSmile will remember your non-profit choice and donate on your behalf. 

Wish List

In-Kinds contributions are highly appreciated by our program and floor staff. Whether it’s our cREate exhibit or weekly programming, we are always in need of supplies. Listed below are our current needs. 

  • Air Pump (Hand powered, portable)
  • Baby Food Containers
  • Baby Wipe Containers
  • Baking Soda
  • Balls (Any kind: beach, tennis, sports, etc.)
  • Beads
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Buttons
  • Clothes Pins
  • Corks
  • Cotton (balls, batting, etc.)
  • Duct Tape
  • Egg Cartons
  • Fake Flowers
  • Felt
  • Fishing Line
  • Glue (Stick, bottled, etc.)
  • Googly eyes
  • Juice Jugs
  • Lids of Any Kind
  • Masking Tape
  • Mason Jars
  • Milk Jugs
  • Dry Pasta
  • Old CDS & DVDS
  • Old Greeting Cards
  • Paint (Tempera)
  • Paper
  • Paper Plates
  • Pine Cones
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Puzzles (Complete or Incomplete)
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Ribbon (Plastic, no fabric ribbon please)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Sea Shells
  • Straws
  • Tin Cans
  • Tin/Foil Pie Plates
  • Towels (All Sizes)
  • Vinegar
  • Wall Paper Scraps

Please inquire about all other in-kind donation ideas with staff. Our needs frequently fluctuate.