Give to Parks This Giving Season

December 7, 2018, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

2018 December NRPA Update End of Year Giving 410

As the end of the year approaches, asks for charitable contributions inevitably start to flow in. As a nonprofit organization, NRPA is also seeking donations because the work we do together is changing the world and shaping lives. Through our programs, we’re feeding children, helping fight depression and obesity, creating more resilient communities and bringing people together.

We believe so strongly in our mission, that we want to do more, do it better and keep this amazing field charging forward. So, we are asking for your financial support. This year, we’ve teamed up with The Coca-Cola Company, which will match every donation given through the end of the year. That means, your $10 donation will become $20. If you feel moved to give, you can do so at, and share this link with community members so they can do so as well.

If you are unable to give financially, there are many ways to #GiveToParks this giving season:

Start a fundraiser on Facebook  on behalf of the National Recreation and Park Association or one of your local park and recreation nonprofits.

Organize a volunteer event for your community (which many of you already do) and challenge people to bring at least one new volunteer with them.

Share why you love parks and recreation with your friends, family and even strangers. The more that people know and understand the breadth and depth of our field, the more they’ll feel compelled to support it financially, politically and emotionally.

Parks and recreation is at the forefront of some of our nation’s toughest challenges — and making a difference every day. Know that when we do our donation drives, it’s to provide more resources and support for park and recreation agencies everywhere.