Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives Grant Check

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter received a $750 grant on July 15 from the York Children’s Foundation through Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors.

The York Foundation is the charitable arm of leading casket manufacturer, The York Group, dedicated to awarding grants to non-profit organizations committed to serving the needs of children. Each time a casket is purchased at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the money is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased.

Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area participating in the York Children’s Foundation program, and eligible charitable organizations in Savannah and Chatham County may apply for grants quarterly at http://www.yorkgrp.com.

“We thank both the York Children’s Foundation and Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors for this very generous grant,” Hilts said. “The grant will be used to help fund our various programs that assist at-risk youth.”

The York Children’s Foundation was established in 1992 and is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division. The organization has contributed more than $2.5 million to mostly community-based children’s charities throughout the country via quarterly grants, including a $750 grant in 2012 to Savannah/Chatham Court Appointed Special Advocates through Fox & Weeks.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support a facility like Park Place Outreach that has helped troubled youth in our area for such a long time,” Weeks said. “Fox & Weeks is a family owned business, and the families we serve are our friends and neighbors. We are excited about being able to participate in this program with the York Children’s Foundation, because it gives us ongoing opportunities to give back to important organizations serving the needs of our community’s youth.”

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

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