The City Parking Services division and the Young Professionals Group (YPG) of Lincoln will work together to raise money for nonprofits as part of Give to Lincoln Day Thursday, May 28.
Parking staff and YPG volunteers will install signs on parking meter posts Thursday, May 21 encouraging drivers to download the Passport Parking mobile payment app to pay for their parking. Parking Services will donate all funds generated through the use of the app on May 28, with a guaranteed minimum contribution of $1,000.
"Lincoln's people make it a great city and they're going to once again make this a great day for the city," said Wayne Mixdorf, City Parking Manager. "We're very pleased to be able to work with our friends at YPG and play our part in helping Lincoln's nonprofit community continue to do its great work. If motorists haven't used our mobile parking app yet, I hope they see this as a good opportunity to start using it while helping support some outstanding organizations."
Passport Parking allows users to pay for parking with their phones and to receive reminders before the meter expires. Registration is free, and there is a 25-cent convenience fee added to each parking session. More information on Passport Parking is available at parkandgo.org.
Give to Lincoln Day, sponsored by the Lincoln Community Foundation, is a 24-hour day of giving when everyone is asked to make a donation and show support for Lincoln's local nonprofit organizations. Every donation made on May 28 will further help Lincoln's nonprofits through a proportional share of a $300,000 challenge match fund. For more information, visit GiveToLincoln.com.