December 3 is Giving Tuesday 

“It would have been hard to imagine when we started this journey five years ago that New Jersey Makers Day would impact tens of thousands of residents each year, as they explore unique hands-on learning experiences,” says Doug Baldwin, President of New Jersey Makers Day.

Did you know?

Since its inception in 2015, NJMD has fostered a love of STEM education through hands-on learning, community engagement, and creative problem-solving.

“Watching a 6-year-old boy take apart a lawnmower engine and put it back together using real tools was such a joy to see. Every realization about how things worked, from bolts and a ratchet driver to a spark plug and piston was visible on his face.” –Staff, Flemington Public Library

New Jersey Makers Day is a statewide celebration! In 2019, NJMD had 300 participating locations, over 2,700 individual maker programs, and a total statewide attendance of more than 83,000. New Jersey Makers Day also reached more than 115,000 makers via Facebook and Instagram.

New Jersey Makers Day is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and registered charity that relies on support from corporate sponsors and individual donors. You can make a tax deductible donation directly to New Jersey Makers Day by mailing a check, or online using any major credit card. Donations of any size are appreciated.

New Jersey Makers Day Giving Tuesday

This funding helps us:

  • Promote NJMD events which attract thousands of NJ residents to hundreds of sites across the state
  • Schedule professional development opportunities to build a community for those who plan NJMD events and enhance their knowledge-base and skill set
  • Provide nearly $12,000 in Mini-Grant Funding to registered sites, increasing the resources that can further enrich their NJMD events
    • 2018 and 2019 Mini-Grant Recipients:
      • Beachwood Elementary School Makerspace (Toms River)
      • Bogota Public Library
      • Camden County Library – Bellmawr Branch
      • Denville Public Library
      • Dover Free Public Library
      • East Brunswick Public Library
      • Elizabeth Public Library – Elmora Branch
      • Franklin Township Public Library
      • George Washington Middle School
      • Gloucester County Library System – Swedesboro Branch
      • Maplewood Public Library – Hilton Branch
      • Metuchen Public Library
      • Millville Public Library
      • Morris County Park Commission
      • Mountain Lakes YMCA
      • Newark Museum
      • Newark Public Library – Branch Brook Branch
      • Ocean County Library – Stafford Branch
      • Otto Bruyns Public Library
      • Parsippany Public Library – Lake Hiawatha Branch
      • Readington Middle School
      • Ringwood Public Library
      • Roebling Museum
      • Roselle Public Library
      • Secaucus Public Library
      • Vineland Public Library
      • Wildwood Elementary School

Support New Jersey Makers Day on December 3rdWant to Learn More?

Check out these NJMD videos from participating registered sites:

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