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South Atlantic Contract Packaging has made a $10,000 annual gift to Kaleideum in support of programming and outreach during the month of September, which kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month in the middle of the month.

“We are thrilled to sponsor Kaleideum during this month and support guest engagement and programs at the museum such as Spanish Storytime, as well as outreach in the community such as Kaleideum’s booth at the Hispanic League’s Fiesta,” said Julian Bossong, Chief Executive Office of South Atlantic Contract Packaging. “South Atlantic Packaging employs many Hispanic workers, and we are always on the lookout for ways to support our contract employees, their families, and the larger community.”

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15. Hora del Cuento/Spanish Storytime will occur at 2 pm on three Fridays during the month: September 2, September 16, and September 30. In addition, Kaleideum will celebrate the colorful cultures, rich histories, and diversity of the American Hispanic and Latinx community through some of its regular Curiosity Cart programming throughout the month.

“We are so grateful to South Atlantic Contract Packaging for the support of Kaleideum,” said Elizabeth Dampier, Kaleideum Executive Director. “Kaleideum relies on dedicated corporate partners to help advance the museum’s on-site programming and community outreach initiatives. This monthly sponsorship program allows partners who share our dedication to Learning Reimagined to demonstrate their commitment to children and families in our community.”

Kaleideum is committed to furthering a diverse learning environment for individuals of all ages. “We believe that when we engage in experiences in a rich learning environment alongside people who may look different from us or have a diverse perspective, then our learning is deeper — as is the growth in our skills, our ability to hold multiple concepts at the same time, and our capacity to appreciate the viewpoints of others,“ Dampier said. “We look forward to celebrating National Hispanic Heritage month through our on-site programs and community outreach that help make Kaleideum such a special place. Que comience la fiesta! (Let the fun begin!)”