(Washington, D.C.) January 7, 2010 – Beginning January 9, one ‘click’
will directly benefit America’s national parks by casting a vote for the
National Park Foundation in the $1 million Lowe’s Community Giving
Campaign. From January 9th through the 21st, the Foundation encourages
supporters to vote daily at www.lowes.com/give or www.facebook.com/lowes.
The National Park Foundation is one of four charities competing for the
grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation.
As part of the challenge grant campaign, each of the competing
charities is guaranteed $100,000. Public support through an online
voting campaign will determine how the remaining $600,000 will be
allotted to the four charities. Funds raised for the Foundation through
this campaign will support national park restoration and preservation
efforts, connect under-served communities to their parks, and give
disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience their national
parks for the first time.
“The National Park Foundation is excited to participate
in Lowe’s unique online campaign,” said Neil Mulholland, President and
CEO of the National Park Foundation. “We are confident in the support of
our passionate national park community to help us get the word out
about voting so that we can secure the most funding possible.”
Consumers can access the voting by visiting www.lowes.com/give or on Lowe’s Facebook page.
Each individual is able to cast a vote once per day between January 9
and January 21. The final percentages of votes for each charity will be
posted on the Lowe’s website by midnight on January 26.
For more information on the National Park Foundation’s mission and
the work and programs the proceeds of this campaign will benefit, visit
the National Park Foundation website.
For more information on the Lowe’s Community Giving Campaign, visit www.lowes.com/give.