For a Better Chicago Aids Rebuilding Efforts to Garfield Park Conservatory

Aug 02, 2011, 15:55 ET from For a Better Chicago

Group Matches Donations up to $10,000

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 30, 2011 Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, a world-class indoor garden, was badly damaged by the record hailstorms that hit the region, forcing the closure of several exhibits.

To help aid in the repair effort of this historic facility, For a Better Chicago (FBC) has launched a campaign offering to match all donations made to the Conservatory, up to $10,000.

"The Garfield Park Conservatory is a Chicago landmark. During this difficult time for the Conservatory, For a Better Chicago is proud to lend a hand to help raise funds for their rebuilding," noted Greg Goldner, on behalf of FBC.

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance President Eunita Rushing added, "I am most appreciative and thankful that organizations like For a Better Chicago exist to help support worthy causes. Their efforts have brought in donors that we may not have been able to reach otherwise."

Two weeks into the initiative, For a Better Chicago has collected over $6,000 in donation receipts, and will issue their first check to the Conservatory on Tuesday, August 2nd.

To have your donation matched by FBC, make a contribution at Then, forward your electronic donation receipt to

For more information on the initiative, or the status of the Garfield Park Conservatory, visit and watch the video found on the homepage.

For a Better Chicago is a 501(c)(4) issue advocacy organization working to research, promote, and advance public policies that will shape the future of the City.

SOURCE For a Better Chicago