The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $12K Grant to Park Place Outreach

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. presented Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter (PPO) with a $12,500 grant to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to improve life for homeless, abused and runaway youth and their families in the Savannah community.

“Connecting at-risk youth in Savannah to the resources offered by Park Place is critical to the overall success of our community,”, said Chris Sotus, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and board member of Park Place. “Bank of America’s philanthropic investments help strengthen Savannah by partnering with local organizations to address the pressing issues that face our community.”

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides funding to meet the needs of communities, with a particular focus on revitalizing neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st century jobs and addressing basic needs, such as hunger and homelessness.

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Bank of America Donation to Park Place Outreach (LEFT TO RIGHT) Todd Cellini, Linda Hilts and Chris Sotus

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. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come in to the 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 join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
Linda K. Hilts
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

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