The non-profit International Mermaid Museum is holding a brick fundraiser just in time for the holidays. If you have someone on your shopping list who already has everything they need, this is the perfect gift that is both a donation to a community project and a unique commemoration of the person, plus it’s tax deductible. Of course, there is no limit on how many bricks you may purchase or whom you wish to remember from someone who has passed to your favorite pooch.
Each custom engraved 4” x 8” brick is $100. A double 8” x 8” brick is $200. There are two styles of concrete benches available for $1000 each. The bricks and benches will be placed around a huge roadside attraction sculpture of a mermaid by North Cove artist Yosef Adams.
To purchase your custom brick go to https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/mermaidmuseum. The museum’s goal is to sell 1800 bricks to create a special plaza around this historic sculpture located across the parking lot from the International Mermaid Museum. The museum is slated to open on International Mermaid Day which is March 29, 2021.
For those who want to contribute to the museum there are several opportunities. You are encouraged to donate mermaid memorabilia and marine life artifacts. Annual memberships are now available on the museum website: Solo $25, Pair $50, Pod $100. One-time benefactor memberships are $250 Commander, $500 Captain, $1000 Commodore, $5000 Admiral. The benefits of each of these memberships are detailed on the museum’s website at www.mermaidmuseum.org. The museum is a registered IRS 501c3 non-profit organization.
The Roberts family who also operate Ocean’s Daughter Distillery contribute a portion of the proceeds from the spirits to the museum. Blain Roberts, a renown underwater photographer has donated his entire photo collection to the museum. His wife Kim, and daughter Carrie serve on the board of directors.
Inquiries about making financial donations, mermaid memorabilia or ocean artifacts are encouraged by emailing email@example.com. For more information go to www.mermaidmuseum.org.