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Pensacola Children’s Museum to host Pay It Forward program

The University of West Florida Historic Trust announces its Pensacola Children’s Museum will host a Pay It Forward program this holiday season. The program is a free, family-friendly event over a series of days. Museum staff encourage the public to visit the museum to make crafts and cards of encouragement for children affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The Pay It Forward program will take place on Dec. 22, 23, 27, 28 and 29 between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The UWF Historic Trust will collect and send these positive well-wishes to children’s museums in the affected areas.

“The UWF Historic Trust takes pride in our community involvement, not only our local community but also our museum community. We wanted our fellow museum professionals and the communities they serve to know that Pensacola is here to support them,” said Sheyna Marcey, director of education. “Our hope is that we are empowering children to know they can make a difference by one small act of kindness.”

Pay It Forward is one of many free programs provided by the Pensacola Children’s Museum.

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