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Museum to Support Ukraine in Partnership with Historic District SitesMarch 16, 2022
These institutions tell the story of America’s fight to become free and create one of the world’s greatest democracies. We all believe we should do whatever we can to support the Ukrainian peoples’ fight to preserve their own democracy.Honorable Edward G. Rendell, former governor and mayor who inspired the fundraising initiative
The Museum of the American Revolution will join several well-known sites and institutions in Philadelphia’s historic district, the birthplace of democracy, in partnership to support democratic ideals in Ukraine and around the world.
On Saturday, March 19, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Betsy Ross House, Carpenters’ Hall, Franklin Square, Independence Visitor Center, the Museum of the American Revolution, the National Constitution Center, and the National Liberty Museum will donate 100 percent of all admissions proceeds from that day to UNICEF, to support its efforts to deliver aid to the hundreds of thousands of children and families suffering from the effects of the war in Ukraine.
UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first and is currently focusing efforts on the displaced families from Ukraine. UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing health care and immunization, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.
For anyone unable to visit on Saturday, March 19, all participating sites will continue to collect donations throughout the month of March or donate directly to the campaign online.