A $30,000 donation will help pay for the building that's been home for one of Youngstown's premier destinations for children.

The Thomases Family Endowment of The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has committed $30,000 to support the December 16th purchase of the historic McCrory building by the OH WOW! Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science and Technology.

"While the McCrory Building has been home to OH WOW! since we opened in 2011, our purchase of the building - made possible with the support of The Thomases Endowment - secures our future,” said President & Executive Director of OH WOW!, Suzanne Barbati.

During its nine years in operation, it's estimated 517,000 people have visited OH WOW!