Fox River Trolley Museum

$50,496 of $110,000 goal

Raised by 475 people in 5 months
The only thing more broken than the windows damaged inside our Museum barn, were our hearts!
The Fox River Trolley Museum suffered a terrible burglary, that was discovered on July 7th. As reported everywhere, two boys, 11 & 13 used pick axes to break through a wall and did over $110,000 of damage across all seven cars inside the barn.

The museum is a completely non-profit organization, with no employees, and completely rely on volunteers and donations.

See the video tour of the work that needs done -- 

Fox valley trolley museum community very determined to survive senseless damage and thrive beyond it 

Listen to the Radio Interview for more detail on the story (6 minutes)
Radio Interview with Jeff Bennett
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On #GivingTuesday please remember Fox River Trolley Museum (FRTM). The donations thus far have really made a huge impact to our community. We need to continue our progress towards recovery at FRTM!

Ways you can continue to contribute are:

- Donate
- Share information about or cause & our events
- Volunteer - message us to help! We need all kinds of help.
- Visit and bring friends! (Rails to Victory is our first event next year April 27 & 28, 2019)

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
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Please join us on The North Shore Limited Charter with David Harrison that will feature cars from the Chicago Transit Authority’s Heritage Fleet of four 2400 series 1976 Boeing cars.

This charter is a fundraiser for the Fox River Trolley Museum’s vandalism recovery project. Tickets are $29.70 each. Tickets are not tax deductible or refundable. Although every effort is made to operate specified equipment and according to schedule, no guarantees about specific times or equipment can be made.

This special charter, hosted by David Harrison will board at the Linden Avenue CTA Station, 349 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, IL on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., with a 10 a.m. departure.

Trip details:
Train runs on the Evanston Purple Line to the Chicago "L" Loop. A photo stop will be made at the Quincy Loop "L" Station. The train will then circle the Loop L to head back north with photo stops at Addison in front of Wrigley Field and Sheridan Road. The train will then run express from Sheridan Road back to Linden Avenue station in Wilmette.

For more details and tickets please go to:
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Please Join Us for Members & Friends Day at the Fox River Trolley Museum! We want you all to know how much we appreciate you and for you to see the progress this far!
Saturday October 13, 2018 from 11am - 4pm at the museum.
- Trolley rides
- Free lunch ( you have earned it!)
- Personal tours of the Trolleys in the Barn - See the whole collection.
- Get your chance to learn what it takes to operate a trolley!
- Learn about opportunities to sign up at the museums various departments
- We really want to see you there! You are part of the museums success
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A LOT OF PROGRESS IS BEING MADE ... especially this past week and through this weekend.

To read the detailed progress visit our news page .... we are updating this with the progress being made. https://www.foxtrolley.org/in-the-news

To all our Donors ... We are so thankful.... we still need help. Some ways you can continue to help is ...

- COME VISIT US... come see the progress for yourself or just come take a train ride. The visits are so important all the time but really help motivate the volunteers.
- We continue to need more volunteers to do many things! Let us know if you have time available and can help.
- Share the campaign
- And of course donations are welcome
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