Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park Gets matching Funds

Published 03/06 2014 03:45PM

Updated 03/06 2014 05:20PM

Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a programintroduced 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 Erie Store can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefitingthe Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier 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.

Lake Erie Arboretumis 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 Charlotte Mashyna, Director. “Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for LEAF. This park is a great asset tothe 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 storesand on with an infusion of garden-inspired merchandise, special promotions and

For more information on “Secret Garden,” visit For a full list of the parks benefiting from Macy’s “Heart Your Park,” visit

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