Newsbyte – Macy's, America's retailer, announced today it will continue its matching gift program in support of the National Park Foundation up to $500,000 through May 31, 2010. The fundraiser, which began in April, seeks to raise a total of $1 million for the National Park Foundation through a matching gift campaign.
"Macy's support of the National Park Foundation has helped connect more than 100,000 kids to the national parks this spring," said Betty Hallman, vice president of corporate partnerships for the National Park Foundation. "This has been one of our most successful spring online fundraisers ever, and we hope that all park lovers will consider making a small gift, which will then be matched by Macy's. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to double their support for our national parks!"
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for epic events like Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
You are the part-owner of 84 million acres of the world's most treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historical 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 help connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow. Join us – This is Your Land. www.nationalparks.org