More than 100 museums around the country are participating in a new competition called the Getty Museum Challenges to raise money for families in need.
The Houston Science Museum in Texas is the only one of its kind in the country to be taking part in the challenge, which will last for three years.
The museum will donate $5,000 to each family for each day it’s open to the public, starting Friday, March 11, 2019.
The Houston Science museum is part of a growing list of the city’s museums and galleries that have taken part in a challenge to raise funds for families affected by the Harvey flooding.
The city’s Museum of Natural History in Houston, the Art Institute of Houston and the Houston Science Center will also be participating in the effort.
Museum of Natural Science, the Museum of the Moving Image, Houston Science and Arts Museum and the Museum at the Smithsonian will also participate in the GetTY Challenge.
The three-year challenge has raised $10.4 million for families impacted by Harvey.
More than 100,000 people have joined the campaign to raise donations for Harvey relief.
The museum is taking part because they are “working tirelessly” to raise awareness about Harvey’s devastation, said director of Houston Public Media and Public Affairs Kelly Schmitt.
The campaign will feature more than 100 Houston museums, galleries, museums of science and more.
Each museum is making its own effort to raise the funds, and museum owners and employees will be able to make donations to a specific donor on the museum’s website.
The campaign will also feature a live webcast of donors’ messages to the museum, and a video-taped message from the museum itself.
The $5.5 million that has been raised by the campaign so far will be donated to a variety of organizations, including the Museum for the Moving Images, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National Women’s Law Center.
It will also go to a number of community organizations that are providing support to Harvey survivors and families.
“This is about putting a smile on families’ faces,” Schmitt said.
“And this is about giving back to Houston.”
For more information about the Get-Tys Museum Challenges, visit gettymuseumchallenges.org.