Your support makes a huge difference.

It’s a crazy and scary time. Many are already feeling the economic impact of recent events in tandem with the threats to health and wellness. We’ll all have to look out for each other and do our best to help where we can.

If you are fortunate enough to be in a position to support Scarecrow during this time, your tax-deductible charitable contribution will do a lot to keep us going. Our operational margins are consistently thin, and a crisis like this can tip us dangerously below sustainability. The generosity of the Scarecrow community has made the difference in the last few years and we can especially use your support now if you’re able.

Your tax-deductible gift funds:

The preservation and growth of the Scarecrow library – it takes a lot to maintain a library of over 132,000 titles. One of our foremost goals is to archive a copy of every release. If something is released without content available in a previous version, we retain each iteration (that’s why we still offer VHS and laserdiscs with content unavailable elsewhere). And we grow the collection by 3,600+ titles a year. The staff and material resources needed to steward a collection of this size are significant.

Outreach programs that families and seniors rely on – Scarecrow delivers films and gathering opportunities for older adults in area senior and community centers through our Silver Screeners program, making the collection available to those who might otherwise be unable to access it. We also host a weekly Children’s Hour that provides fun and educational programs involving storytime, arts and science activities, and short films from the collection. Donor support keeps these programs free for all.

Free year-round screenings and lectures – we offer free programming nearly every night in our Screening Room and we make this space available to community groups and clients of non-profits. In 2018, we also launched our Movies in the Park series which combined family-friendly films with pre-show arts activities, all in the beautiful setting of Magnuson Park. Your support makes these programs available to the community and gives us the power to develop new ones.

Your gift keeps this unparalleled collection available as a comprehensive archive of 125 years of cultural history. Over 10,000 people annually rely on Scarecrow and you have their and our thanks for your partnership in keeping this institution alive and thriving.

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