Maryland Mom 🦀, DI Donator 💸

I am a proud mom of six wonderful children and the Team Coordinator and Team Manager for homeschooling Destination Imagination teams in Charles County, Maryland. My proudest DI moment came in 2019 when co-manager Mrs. Jones and I took two of our sons and their two friends, the “D.I.Lusionals,” to the Destination Imagination Global Finals. There, this team of four diverse young men took fourth place in the Service Learning Challenge: Escape Artists and received the highly coveted DaVinci Award. I can’t express enough how important Destination Imagination is for students young and old! I donate to DI so that more students can afford the opportunity to show how innovative they can be when given a chance. This is especially important for the underserved or underrepresented communities. This is why I put my ‘Hat On For Creativity’ and continue to support Destination Imagination, and I hope you will consider joining me by making a donation to the Hats On For Creativity fundraising campaign.

This holiday season, please join me in supporting Destination Imagination by putting on your ‘giving hat’ and making a donation to DI as part of the Hats On For Creativity fundraiser. Help me in raising $10,000 for DI by December 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. We’ve already raised $2,300 towards their goal!

Michelle Talkington is wearing a DI hat she created for the Hats On For Creativity fundraising challenge.

Michelle is sporting a homemade hat that represents her love for her home state of Maryland. She even has some coveted Maryland crab DI pins and a medal to complete the look!


You can make a donation to Destination Imagination as part of the Hats On For Creativity fundraising challenge with these 3 simple steps:

  1. Make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to Destination Imagination, Inc. online, or by mail, email or phone*.
  2. After you make your donation, post a photo of yourself wearing your favorite hat on social media to encourage others to make their own donations. Use the hashtag #HatsOnForCreativity.
  3. Challenge 2 people to make a donation in the #HatsOnForCreativity fundraising challenge by tagging them in your photo.

I would like to formally challenge Ben White, a Challenge Writer from Pennsylvania, to participate in the Hats On For Creativity fundraising challenge.



Michelle Talkington
Team Manager


*If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Destination Imagination, Inc. by check or cash, please send to the following address:

Destination Imagination, Inc.
c/o Advancement Department
1111 S. Union Ave.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

If you would like to make your donation over the phone, please call 1-856-324-4778 or email to set up an appointment.

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