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Verbatim: Macy's matching donations for Lawton Park

The city of Fort Wayne's Parks & Recreation Department issued this news release today:

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is partnering with Macy’s in a matching donation program to support local parks. The Fort Wayne Macy’s store chose Lawton Park to be the recipient of this fundraising effort.

From now until March 31, 2014, customers will be able to make donations of $1 or more when making a purchase at the Fort Wayne Macy’s store. Macy’s will match the first $250,000 raised, dollar-for-dollar, and all the proceeds will go to into a fund for Lawton Park. Macy’s customers do not need to make a purchase in order to make a donation, and customers may request a form at the store that will document the donation for tax deductibility purposes.

Lawton Park is one of the oldest parks in our system, and is located between Science Central and Headwaters Park. Funds raised from Macy’s and their customers will be used for future improvements to Kid’s Crossing Playground at Lawton.

For more information, visit or contact Sarah Nichter at 260-427-6024.

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