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Friends of High Park Zoo kicks off second “match campaign” with help from Honey Family Foundation

Friends of High Park Zoo kicks off second “match campaign” with help from Honey Family Foundation

March 5, 2014

Bloor West Villager

By Lisa Rainford

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Friends of High Park Zoo has launched its 2014 fundraising match campaign with help from the Honey Family Foundation.

Since the zoo’s funding was restored at the end of January, Friends is turning its attention to capital projects to enhance and sustain the zoo.

“This initiative is critical since no capital funding has been allocated to the zoo in the city budget; help us ensure High Park Zoo is around for another 120 years,” said the group in a statement.

Over the past two years, the Honey Family Foundation matching initiatives have raised more than $200,000 in support of the zoo. This year, the organization has agreed to increase the size of the matching program by 20 per cent to $60,000. If Friends can raise $60,000 by the end of June, the Honey Family Foundation will match the funds for a total of $120,000. This coincides with the zoo’s legacy of 120 years.

Proceeds from this initiative will help to enhance the zoo and will be directed exclusively toward improving High Park Zoobs llama pen b llama Honey’s home.

To make a donation, visit torontoparksandtrees.org/high-park-zoo

Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt.