Help Launch the Discovery Center!

Friends, this is it!  In just a few weeks, the North Iowa Children’s Discovery Center will be opening in downtown Mason City! The Discovery Center will provide a safe indoor place for families with young children to play, learn, and grow together, year-round. It will also serve as a parent resource and education center in partnership with other local agencies.

As a non-profit, the Discovery Center will be supported by sliding-scale membership fees, day passes, birthday party rentals, and donor-sponsored scholarships. This will allow all North Iowa children to be able to access Discovery Center programs, regardless of family income.

Right now, we need your support to help us open our doors. Your financial gifts will help us pay for all the things we need to make this center possible: insurance, utilities, rent, signs, tickets, and any supplies or equipment we can't cover through donations of materials or professional services. We're asking a large amount because we want to give our Center as strong and sustainable a start as possible.

The social impact of the Discovery Center will be significant and widespread. For most families, it will be a much-needed place to enjoy quality time with their children. However, when new parents feel overwhelmed and isolated, we want our Center to help them find support and connection with other parents. We want families facing crises to quickly connect with services that can help. We want older adults who have downsized to have a childproof place to spend time with their young relatives. We want families with custody or visitation arrangements to have a comfortable place to bond. Our outreach programs will even be able to help welcome foster children and adoptive families, and extend our care to families with little kids who are staying at our local homeless shelter.

Donate today, and help us to be a great neighbor to families with young children in North Iowa!


Le Anne Clausen de Montes
Mason City, IA

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