Hands On! receives award from The Glass Foundation

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Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery

Hands On!-A Child’s Gallery, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, recently received a generous award of $30,000 from The Glass Foundation. This is the third year Hands On! has received support from this foundation.

“Hands On! has been searching for a message to ensure our community understands the brain connections kids are making while playing at Hands On!. We found our message – We are the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY” says Heather Boeke, Founder & Executive Director of Hands On!. “The funds will allow us to greatly expand upon this work in order to educate our youth and make even more connections. We are proud to be growing with the assistance of The Glass Foundation.”

The Glass Foundation believes in helping the Western North Carolina region thrive as a whole community educationally, environmentally, and culturally, and offers a distinctive quality of life. The overall vision of the Foundation is to enable Western North Carolina to realize a vision of itself as a premier place to both live and work by making the region a center of high quality educational opportunity; helping to preserve a diverse array of natural resources; and by maintaining a rich cultural and historical heritage.

The mission of Hands On! is to serve children and families by providing educational, “hands on” experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment. Hands On! is located at 318 N. Main Street, and open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 – 5:00, and other times to groups by reservation only. For further information, please call 697-8333 or visit their website at www.handsonwnc.org. If you would like to learn more about the brain connections being made at Hands On!, please drop in on Wed., March 12 at 10:30 for the ribbon cutting of the new Build your Brain exhibit.

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