Celebrate the Season With American's National Parks and NPF

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Washington, D.C. – The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, is inviting individuals everywhere to celebrate the holiday season with America’s nearly 400 national parks.  Not sure how?  The National Park Foundation is excited to share these great ways to visit, share and support America’s iconic treasures during the holidays.

Give The Gift Of The Parks – Looking for the perfect holiday gift?  Look no further!  Visit the nationalparks.org and give the gift of America’s national parks.  Make a donation this holiday season to the National Park Foundation on behalf of your loved ones and you will receive a special printable certificate to include in a stocking or under your Christmas tree. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift to NPF, the only national non-profit that directly supports the national parks, will make a difference in preserving America’s treasures.

This year, donations to the National Park Foundation between now and December 31st will be doubled! Thanks to the generosity of the National Park Foundation board, all year-end gifts will be matched up to $75,000! Your year-end gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar — ensuring that our national parks will be here for the next generation to enjoy.

Park enthusiast can also use the National Park Foundation’s Gift Guide to shop for gifts that give back to the parks.  Check out the full Gift Guide here at www.nationalparks.org/giftguide.
Hooray for the Holidays! –   In the spirit of yuletide cheer, the National Park Foundation would like to give back to all of those that have supported our national parks throughout the year and been a part of the parks community.

December 19th through December 23rd, join NPF at www.facebook.com/nationalpark and you could win the ultimate national park prize pack including a free annual pass to America’s nearly 400 national parks and roundtrip airfare to any national park destination Southwest Airlines can take you to, outstanding outdoor gear, NPF apparel, and more!  Don’t wait… join us at www.facebook.com/nationalpark today!  

Holidays In The Parks – The holidays are a magical time to experience America’s national parks.  From Alaska to Georgia, the National Park Foundation has released its list of not-to-be-missed holiday celebrations for you to enjoy!  

Can’t make it to a park?  No problem -- let the National Park Foundation bring the spirit of the season to you with the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting from President’s Park! Join President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their family, along with a star-studded list of performers including Big Time Rush and Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic, Rodney Atkins, Marsha Ambrosius, Kermit the Frog and host Carson Daly by watching the show on-demand at www.thenationaltree.org or by checking local PBS listings for airdates and times.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured memorials, landscapes, ecosystems, and historic sites -- all protected in America’s nearly 400 national parks.  Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks.  We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow.  Join us in supporting your national parks -- this is your land.  www.nationalparks.org.

Contact:
Marjorie Hall
Director, Communications
National Park Foundation
1201 Eye Street, NW Suite 550B
Washington, DC 20005
Direct:  202-354-6480
mhall@nationalparks.org