This #GivingTuesday, help preserve the Richardson's beautiful historic tiles!
Monday, November 19, 2018
Have you ever walked the halls of the Richardson Olmsted Campus and noticed the beautiful tile floors? With their stunning reds, blues, and yellows, you’re not alone in admiring these beauties. They may look like they were installed just recently, but they’re actually 148-years-old and original to the site!
This coming #GivingTuesday, November 27, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is teaming up with a special anonymous donor and YOU to help preserve our beautiful tile floors!
These gorgeous tiles were installed as part of original construction in the 1870s and were imported from England to decorate the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane.
Almost 150 years is a long time for something as delicate as ceramic tile and today these tiles are showing their wear.
Thousands of visitors tread those tiles every year – that’s a lot of foot traffic for an antique! While much of the original tile remains intact, some of the tiles have begun to crack and detach from the floor.
You can help preserve these tiles!
On #GivingTuesday, a generous donor will match your donations to the Richardson dollar-for-dollar! Your $25 donation will become $50, your $100 will become $200, and all donations received will go towards the repair and preservation of the tile floor.
So this #GivingTuesday, have your dollars go even further thanks to our anonymous donor. We hope you’ll join us next week on a spectacular day of community support for the Richardson Olmsted Campus!
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving -- Tuesday, November 27, 2018. It's a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
How can I get involved?
Reuse of the Richardson has been a labor of love for our community for the past ten plus years and we can't thank Buffalo enough for its support. Now, we ask you to donate on #GivingTuesday to help continue preserving the special historical character of our National Historic Landmark. We hope you’ll join us in making the future of Richardson even brighter by donating on November 27.