(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has been awarded $3,000 in grant funding from Macy’s to be utilized for its emergency youth shelter program. The facility, located at 514 East Henry Street, offers teenagers, ages 11 to 17, a safe place to go 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We are grateful to receive this incredible gift from Macy’s,” said executive director Linda K. Hilts. “The funds will enable the shelter to provide more than 364 nights of care for an individual needing food, clothing and other services such as counseling. Macy’s generosity helps ensure that we can continue taking care of the needs of runaway, homeless and in-crisis youth in our community.”
Through gifts from Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, Inc. (including the Macy’s Foundation), more than $26 million was contributed to nearly 6,000 nonprofit organizations in 2013. A substantial number of Macy’s corporate grants are directed specifically to local communities with particular focus on women’s health and domestic violence issues. In this area, Macy’s provides a wide range of assistance to emergency shelters; sponsors programs to raise awareness about domestic and dating violence; and funds self-esteem and leadership programs for young girls and teens.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Macy’s as a corporate partner,” said Hilts. “As a nonprofit, we are always in need of funding and this gift will make a positive difference in many young lives.”
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.
Linda K. Hilts
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter
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