5 Reasons to Donate to The Wren’s Nest
It’s #GivingTuesday. Started in 2012, this is a day when we are encouraged to support philanthropic organizations in our communities. There are lots of great options in the Atlanta area, but we urge you to consider donating to The Wren’s Nest. And here are five reasons why you should:
1. You’ll be supporting awesome storytellers
The Wren’s Nest has hosted professional storytellers for weekly storytelling, field trips, and other special events for over 35 years. Your donation will go towards paying these storytellers for their services so they can continue to share their talent, their craft, and their stories with our audiences.
2. You’ll be supporting the preservation of Brer Rabbit
In case you didn’t know, let me tell you: Brer Rabbit is awesome! He’s tricky and clever, using his wits to beat his bigger, stronger enemies. He’s also the predecessor of many other beloved animal characters like Peter Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, and Winnie the Pooh. Most importantly, he is a central figure in African, Native American, and African American folklore with lessons to teach us all. With the announcement of (warranted) redesign of Splash Mountain, a popular entry point for many to Brer Rabbit’s stories, the need to preserve his legacy is greater than ever. Your donation will help ensure our beloved trickster has a home and that future generations can also enjoy his tales.
3. You’ll be supporting the preservation of historic architecture
The Wren’s Nest is a rare physical link to Atlanta’s past. The house was originally a farmhouse built in 1870. The Harris family did some major renovations and turned it into a prime example of the Queen Anne Victorian style house, with fish scale shingles and gingerbread on the front porch. Your donation will help restore and maintain this beautiful, historic home.
4. You’ll be supporting our programs
If you’ve enjoyed a virtual or in-person tour of the house, the Scribes programs, Jazz Matters concerts in our backyard, our online book talks, a ghost-hunting experience at the museum, or weekly storytelling (in-person or virtually), we need your help to keep them going. Your donation will support these programs as well as the expansion of our programming offerings, making the stories and the house more accessible to everyone.
5. You’ll be supporting the launch of our exciting new initiative: Next Nest
We recently announced the launch of our new initiative: Next Nest. Next Nest looks to shift our approach from getting people to come to the West End to hear stories with us, to sharing stories from the West End in new and different ways, with the whole world. Your donation will help us make this vision a reality.
The Wren’s Nest
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
And on behalf of The Wren’s Nest Team: thank you!