Macy's and National Recreation and Park Association raise funds for local parks, with every dollar matched by Macy's, up to $250,000 nationwide.
The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden has been selected for "Heart Your Park," a program 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 at Coronado Center can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. 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.
The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden 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. Donations will go toward making improvements, such as maintaining trails, playgrounds, and ball fields, and everything in between.
"We are thrilled to partner with Macy's and NRPA for 'Heart Your Park' this spring," said Julie Miller Rugg, Executive Director of the New Mexico BioPark Society. "Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy's customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for our Botanic Garden. The Botanic Garden 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.
About the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Opened to the public in 1996, the Botanic Garden is located adjacent to the Rio Grande River on land that was once Albuquerque's San Gabriel Park. This 52-acre facility is a beautiful, colorful oasis that includes a 10,000 square foot glass conservatory, 10-acre Heritage Farm, 4-acre Sasebo Japanese Garden, PNM Butterfly Pavilion, a whimsical Children's Fantasy Garden and numerous other exhibits.
In addition to the thousands of flowers and plants, the Botanic Garden hosts special events that celebrate the season, various cultures and the natural world.
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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.