Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Partners with Olde Pink House to Offer Monthly Cooking Classes

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc. is the only facility in Savannah and Chatham County that serves youth age 11 to 17, who are going through a stressful period at home or who are victims of physical and/or mental abuse.

As part of its progressive program offering, PPO will partner with the famous Olde Pink House restaurant in Savannah to offer monthly cooking classes to kids, conducted by one of Pink House’s expert chefs.

On the second Saturday of each month, a chef from the Pink House will conduct a cooking class from 1-4 p.m. That evening, the class will enjoy the meal they have learned to prepare by dining at the Pink House. Classes began October 11 and the menu will change according to the season. The next scheduled class is Saturday, November 8.

The program was the brainchild of Pink House General Manager, Craig Jeffress, after meeting with two residents of PPO who worked in restaurants. Jeffress took a tour of the shelter and was impressed by what he had observed. He decided he wanted to do more for the organization than the traditional gift certificates for auction items. This fun, instructional program of hands-on involvement was the result.

The cost of participation is $125 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit PPO. “We are pretty booked up through the end of the year already,” said Jack Levine, president of the Park Place board of directors. “However, we will continue holding the classes in January and next year.”


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 or find us on Facebook.

For more information, contact:

Linda Hilts, Executive Director
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter
Facebook: Search for “Park Place Outreach”

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR


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