Candles Holocaust Museum nears 25th anniversary fundraising goal

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)- Candles Holocaust Museum is nearing its goal in raising $25,000 for its 25th anniversary. It has raised more than $23,000 to date. Candles’ 25 for 25 fundraising campaign started in April.

The museum has not been able to host field trips due to COVID-19, but the museum has worked on its virtual outreach so it can continue educating people about the holocaust. This is what Leah Simpson, the executive director of Candles, says she believes is the most vital part of their job.

“There has been a couple of different surveys that have gone out from Echos and Reflection and larger companies,” Simpson says. “And they are showing that Holocaust education is working. It is making an impact for that 18 to 25 year-old person. So, if we just continue to educate then we will continue to make an impact.”

For those interested in helping Candles reach their goal there are several ways to donate. You can donate via phone, mail, or on the donate page on their website.

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