Gallup Park is Chosen as a Macy’s “Heart Your Park”

Congratulations to Ann Arbor Parks. Gallup Park has been named one of the parks sponsored through the “Heart Your Park Program”. Now through the end of March, you can donate to the park at the Macy’s register. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000.

See the press release announcement below:

GALLUP PARK IDENTIFIED AS MACY’S “HEART YOUR PARK” FUNDRAISING PROGRAM RECIPIENT

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 10, 2014 — Macy’s has selected Gallup Park for the “Heart Your Park” program, which was introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s Briarwood Mall Store can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Gallup Park. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.

Gallup Park is one of more than 550 parks nationwide that will benefit from Macy’s “Heart Your Park” this spring. In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of community parks, recreation and conservation, Macy’s stores across the country have each selected a local park or green space in their community to support through the program.

“We are thrilled to partner with Macy’s and NRPA for ‘Heart Your Park’ this spring,” said Colin Smith Park and Recreation Manager. “Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for Gallup Park. This park is a great asset to the community, and we greatly appreciate Macy’s support.”

“Heart Your Park” is part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” spring campaign that will come to life at Macy’s stores and on macys.com with an infusion of garden-inspired merchandise, special promotions and events. For more information on “Secret Garden,” visit macys.com/secretgarden. For a full list of the parks benefiting from Macy’s “Heart Your Park,” visit macys.com/parks.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 40,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

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