HELP US KEEP THE HERITAGE ALIVE
In a few years we have come a long way. The infrastructure is becoming a reality. However, we need your help.
Credit Card Donations
Click here to donate by credit card. This will take you to our secure donation page.
Donate by Mail
If you would like to donate by mail, please send make out checks to "The Seabee Museum and Memorial Park" and mail to: Seabee Museum and Memorial Park, 21 Iafrate Way, North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852
Regardless of the amount, your contribution is very important and deeply appreciated. The Seabee Museum and Memorial Park is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation and your gift is most likely tax exempt.*
We have no paid staff - all those who work with the Museum are volunteers. All of your donation will go to Support the Museum. For larger monetary donations, we would be happy to work with you to use your donation for a specific project of interest to you. Please contact us to discuss a restricted memorial donation.
Once your donation is received, we will send you a donation letter that you can use to claim allowable tax deductions.
The Seabee Museum and Memorial Park’s policy not to sell, rent or trade any personal information about donors.
We are grateful for ALL donations... Battalion plaques, personal items with Seabee logos, Cruise Books, patches, photos, letters, memorabilia ... virtually anything related to the US Navy Seabees or CEC.
Sadly, every day a small part of Seabee history is lost forever. This is usually a result of a family discarding the cherished possessions of a deceased relative not realizing the significance of the items and not knowing where to send them. Seabee history often ends up in yard sale or on Ebay.
Don’t let these memories of service to the nation country be lost to future generations. Donate them to the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park.
To donate items print or download our donation form. Please indicate the value of your donation in the "Goods" section. For smaller items, you can send them to the Museum along with a completed form. If you have large or bulky items and wish to discuss pick-up or delivery, please feel free to contact us.
Once your donation is received, we will send you a donation letter.
DONATE YOUR TIME:
And if you live in or near Rhode Island, please consider donating your time. Volunteers are always welcome. Each Wednesday morning a group of retired Seabees and friends of the Museum meet at the Museum. Please stop by, you will find a warm welcome and a hot cup of coffee. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can also call, 401-294-7233 (Wednesdays are best).
You can you provide for the future support of the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park by including a charitable bequest in your will. The most common way to do this is by preparing a new will or by adding a codicil to your present will -- a simple statement spelling out the beneficiary organization and the gift. You may choose to bequest a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your total estate, or particular securities or other property.*
To make certain that your exact intentions are carried out, wills and codicils should be prepared by, or with the advice of your attorney.
VINTAGE EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES:
The Museum has a growing collection of vintage military vehicles and equipment, but we are always interested in obtaining additional equipment. High on our "wish list" would be a military Jeep.
If you can make a vehicle donation, please contact us first. Or you call us at 401-294-7233 (Wednesdays are best). We can help arrange to get the donation to the Museum. Once your donation is received, we will send you a donation letter that you can use to claim allowable tax deductions.*
THE FIGHTING SEABEES:
The late John Wayne became associated with the Seabees in 1944 while making the motion picture, "The Fighting Seabees." he supported the Seabees for the rest of his life.
We are especially interested in donations of items relating to this movie, such as posters, props, etc.
The film used, as part of the soundtrack, "The Seabee Song." This was originally composed in 1942 by Sam Lewis and Peter DeRose and dedicated to the Seabee. In connection with the movie "The Fighting Seabees," the music was re-released in 1944 with photos from the movie.
To donate "The Fighting Seabees" items to the Museum, print or download our donation form. Please indicate the value of your donation in the "Goods" section. Once your donation is received, we will send you a donation letter that you can use to claim allowable tax deductions.*