With your support of the Connecticut Trolley Museum, your tax-deductible contributions allow the Connecticut Trolley Museum to work on various trolley restorations, hold special events such as Rails to the Darkside, Pumpkin Patch, and Winterfest, and provide educational programs both for the visiting public and area schoolchildren. The Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. (owner/operator of the Connecticut Trolley Museum) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution and donations are tax deductible.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum is engaged with its second major capital project, the restoration of Connecticut Company Car 3001, having just completed the restoration of the historic 1913 Isle of Safety waiting station and shelter which is situated at the entrance to the Museum where visitors board the trolley cars.
Connecticut Company Car 3001 is the Museum's most thorough restoration project. The car has been taken down to the frame, for the steel frame and siding to be repaired. A new floor, roof and wooden ends will be installed, and all interior woodwork, seating, windows, and doors will be restored. The electrical and air systems will be thoroughly reconditioned. The trucks will be taken out to be sand blasted and be gone through along with motor work as required.
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Make sure when shopping on Amazon Smile that your charitable organization is set for Connecticut Electric Railway Association Incorporated. If you're a Prime member, you can still use your membership with Amazon Smile!
Employers may request our Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirm our status as a 501(c)(3) organization. The EIN for the Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. is 06-6070002.
Many businesses have community programs that will match any charitable donations made by their employees. These match programs bring double rewards to the Connecticut Trolley Museum as your $100 donation would turn into a $200 donation to the museum. Check with your employer and follow any instructions they may have on making a donation to qualify for a match.
If you volunteer regularly at the Connecticut Trolley Museum, your employer may have a community program where it will make a donation to the trolley museum on your behalf. Check with your employer about their giving program.