One of the Lomita Railroad Museum Foundation’s primary responsibilities is to raise funds to underwrite special needs of the Museum. While we do receive some funding from grants and are now beginning to generate limited income from Museum Gift Shop sales, we depend most heavily on donations from friends and supporters like you.
- In July, 2013, the Foundation took over financial responsibility for the Museum Gift Shop. Since then, the Foundation and Museum staff have worked to update Gift Shop inventory and all profits from sales now go to the Foundation to be used in support of the Museum. Our projection for 2014 Gift Shop profit is $3000-$3500. We will continue working to increase sales with the goal of developing a steady and meaningful source of revenue for the Foundation.
- We receive donations throughout the year from museum visitors and attendees & sponsors of Foundation/Museum sponsored events such as the Annual Afternoon Tea on the Lawn, the Wine & Art Fundraiser, the Concert at the Museum, and Santa/Polar Express at the Museum.
Our major source of donations comes from individual supporters like you during our End of Year Fundraising Campaign.