#GivingTuesday is Dec. 3rd!

We are participating by welcoming our supporters to visit us in the front of the York Co. Visitor’s Bureau office in York, NE on this special day!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support our mission!

All funds raised now through the end of the year will count towards our #GT goal!

To visit our fundraising page, CLICK HERE!

To learn more about #GivingTuesday CLICK HERE!

For suggestions about how you may support the farm during this #Giving season, read on!

Monetary gifts, which may go towards:

  • The repair of buildings
  • Animal care
  • Grounds keeping
  • Marketing & signage
  • Educational program support & supplies
  • Maintenance & upkeep of antique equipment
  • Improving our displays
  • Upgrading fencing
  • Garden & crop supplies
  • An increase in paid employees
  • Adding educational content to our website and more.

You are welcome to earmark donations for your favorite part of the farm.  We are currently raising money to re-side and repaint our barn. Contact Bobbie for other earmarking suggestions.    

You’ll receive a gift receipt for tax purposes; we are a 501(3)c.  These gifts may be made online, mailed (to WLHF 5520 S. Lincoln Ave., York NE 68467) or dropped off in person on Dec. 3rd at 601 N. Lincoln Ave. (The York County Visitors Bureau office) in York from 8 am -5 pm.  OR, stop by the farm during our open hours for Christmas on the Farm!

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Gift cards (To our local businesses in York, please!) to purchase the things we use most– office supplies, animal feed, snack and activity supplies for classes, concession stand supplies, cleaning supplies, paint, tools, hardware and other maintenance supplies, etc.  Gift cards are the easiest way to help us in this area, as you won’t need to determine which type of feed, which weight of copy  paper, which kind of paper towels fit into those holders… and we’ll be able to purchase exactly what we need when we need it.  You will also receive a gift receipt for tax purposes for gift cards.

Volunteering for the farm comes in several forms.  On #GivingTuesday we’ll happily accept your pledge to serve as a volunteer during Christmas on the Farm or next season when things really get busy again!  We are in need of volunteers for many areas of the farm– working with the public or behind the scenes, indoors or out. We will also be looking for folks to serve on event planning committees for next year and there are opportunities to serve on Wessels Board of Directors committees as well, if you’re interested in helping in that way but are unable to commit to serving as a board member.  Please submit our volunteer form online, stop by on Dec. 3rd at the front of the Visitors Bureau’s office in York, or request a form be mailed to you.

 Purchase of Memberships for yourself or as gifts!  There are three types of memberships–  Individual ($25), Family/Grandparent ($45) and Gold ($65).  A family membership to the farm allows the holder and their spouse and school-aged (K-12) children or grandchildren to visit the farm as often as they like for 12 months!  An individual membership does the same for an individual and a Gold Membership allows for the holder to bring any guest (up to 8 at a time) to the farm with them and those guests receive free admission.  Memberships may be purchased by printing and mailing the form, found on our website, or contacting us to have one sent to you. This will also be available on #GivingTuesday in York!

Purchase of Gift Certificates to the Wessels Mercantile– now a Grow Nebraska store– or for admission to the farm!!  These  will be available on December 3rd while we are in York!  The Wessels Mercantile will be open starting Dec. 1st, weekend afternoons 1-5 pm  through the 22nd plus the 26th and 27th.