A fundraising effort is underway to build a new creative playground at John Pettibone School in New Milford.

An anonymous donor will match, dollar-for-dollar, any amount up to $50,000 contributed by Labor Day.

The public is asked to help contribute by filling 16.9-ounce, empty water bottles with pennies (nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars or checks are welcome also) and returning them to the New Milford Parks & Recreation at 47 Bridge St.

Donations will be picked up from those unable to deliver.

Checks may be made payable to the New Milford Parks & Recreation Gift Fund and mailed to Parks & Rec, 47 Bridge St., New Milford CT 06776.

For information, call Eleanor Covelli at 860-355-6050.