NPCA AT WORK:
Young Donors Give Up Gifts to Help Parks
© Sonia Brunner
Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds are you don’t, because to most grade-schoolers, forgoing presents is an almost unthinkable sacrifice. But not to Owen and Zach Brunner. These brothers began a tradition of asking friends to give money to their favorite national parks in lieu of birthday gifts. We ask what motivates these inspiring young donors.
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Open & Shut?
Did you know that national parks cost the average household about as much as a single cup of coffee in taxes—per year? See NPCA's new infographic with more facts on how much value we get from such a modest national investment
New Bipartisan Legislation Supports Chicago Park
© Robert Shymanski/Historic Pullman Foundation
What can Democrats and Republicans agree on in Chicago? That the historic Pullman neighborhood, rich with labor and Civil Rights history, should become the city's first national park.