Savannah Youth Emergency Shelter Benefits From Boy Scouts Fundraiser

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter was presented a $11,941 check from the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday, December 15. The donation is a portion of the monies raised during the Boy Scouts’ 2nd annual “Over the Edge” fundraiser.

The annual scouting event is open to anyone who is willing to rappel eleven stories from the Manger Building in Historic Downtown Savannah. This year’s rappelling took place on Halloween and all funds raised directly support the local Boy Scouts inner city scouting program and other area non-profits such as the youth shelter.

Park Place Outreach operates the only youth shelter in Savannah and Chatham County. The 12 bed shelter is open year round, 24 hours a day and is free of charge for young people in need.

“We are so fortunate to have meaningful partnerships with area organizations such as the Boy Scouts,” said Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach’s Executive Director. “This donation directly supports young boys and girls in need and at risk here at home.”

CAPTION: (LEFT to RIGHT) Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach; Jack Levine, Board President of Park Place Outreach; Tom Cardiff, Scout Executive of Coastal Georgia Council.

CAPTION: (LEFT to RIGHT) Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach; Jack Levine, Board President of Park Place Outreach; Tom Cardiff, Scout Executive of Coastal Georgia Council.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY 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 us on Facebook.

For more information, contact:
Linda Hilts, Executive Director
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter
912-234-4048
hiltssrh@aol.com
http://parkplaceyes.org
Facebook: Search for “Park Place Outreach”

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

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