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Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Receives $5,000 Grant

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of a $5,000 grant award from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to be used for operational and program expenses. The Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, abused and runaway teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17.

“Thanks to Gulfstream’s support, we will be able to provide shelter, food, clothing and counseling for troubled teens who have nowhere else to turn,” said Park Place Outreach Executive Director Linda Hilts. “The funds will be used to carry on with the operational expenses of providing residential and non-residential services for these youth as well as counseling services for parents.”

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County serving youth age 11 to 17. All services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The staff also offers family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-resident services including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services.

Since opening in 1984, over 6200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

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
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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Re-Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards Program to Donate to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Local Shoppers Urged to Re-Enroll for Kroger Community Rewards Program to Continue Funding Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter and Other Local Charities

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is encouraging Savannah area Kroger customers participating in the retailer’s Community Rewards program to re-enroll during the month of August. Kroger requires participants to re-enroll each year to demonstrate they have an active role and interest in the program. Dollars will start accumulating for chosen organizations beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Customers can designate reward points to participating schools, charity or organization of their choice by using their Kroger Plus Card. Funds received by Park Place Outreach through the Kroger Community Rewards program benefit the Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, which offers teenagers a safe place to go 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“It only takes a few moments to sign up, and costs shoppers nothing to participate, yet each dollar designated for Park Place Outreach makes such a positive impact in the services we can provide,” said executive director Linda K. Hilts. “Kroger customers who support us through this program help ensure that we can continue taking care of the needs of runaway, homeless and in-crisis youth in our community.”

This year, Kroger expects to donate $600,000 to local schools and nonprofits through the Kroger Plus Card-based fundraiser. To enroll or re-enroll, please visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com. For more information, contact Kroger Community Rewards at 770.496.7538 or fax details to 770.496.5354.

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

Youth Shelter Invites Public to Meet and Greet with Police Officers

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Street Outreach Program at Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter invites the public to a collaborative event between the youth shelter, the Men of Liberty City Inc., and Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) for the first annual Roll Call event taking place from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 at Liberty City Community Center, 1401 Mills B Ln Blvd.

Roll Call is designed to give citizens the opportunity to build and improve the relationship the community has with the Police Department. There is no cost to attend. Music and refreshments will be provided.

“Over the past few months the media has been circulating videos and photos of incidents involving youth and young adults being victimized by authorities,” said Kenneth Brown, Street Outreach Coordinator at Park Place Outreach, “We want to help improve the interactions between our Police Department and our community by assisting both parties in becoming familiar with one another through good food, fun games, and great music.”

This initiative to strengthen the relationship between the police and urban youth mirrors the efforts and violence reduction techniques from the “Boston Miracle,” a time when the city saw some of the steepest declines in violent crime in the country. The Boston Miracle focused on the role of young people involved in gang activity, and involved a unique cooperative arrangement between police, social workers, ministers and prosecutors. This resulted in a period of more than two years where there were no teenage homicide victims in the city. For more information on the Boston Miracle, visit https://www.ted.com/talks/jeffrey_brown_how_we_cut_youth_violence_in_boston_by_79_percent

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter will also be supporting another event on Saturday, August 22, where the youth in the community will be able to attend workshops, panel discussions, and scenario simulations with the officers of SCMPD. For more information on Park Place Outreach, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

Flier from Park Place Outreach Roll Call event 2015

Flier from Park Place Outreach Roll Call event 2015

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
Kenneth Brown
Street Outreach Coordinator
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter
(912) 234-4048
pposop514@gmail.com

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.”

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

Park Place Outreach Selected for Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day

WHAT: Whole Foods Market is donating 5% of their net sales to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 21

WHERE: Whole Foods Market is located at 1815 East Victory Drive

WHY: Several times a year, Whole Foods Market stores hold community giving days where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit organization.

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

$3,000 Grant Awarded to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter from Macy’s

(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.”

ABOUT MACY’S
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
hiltssrh@aol.com
912-234-4048
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

Media Contact
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
912.844.9990
http://carriagetradepr.com

The New Cricket Wireless Donated Household and Personal Items to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives from the new Cricket Wireless gave the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter several household and personal items on the Park Place Outreach’s wish list on June 6.

“It’s so important for us to expand our donor base to include businesses and corporations in the Savannah area. With the cost of food and general living expenses going up all the time, it is critical for us to receive this type of support,” said Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter.

The Cricket Wireless team also provided the youth and staff with a pizza party. After several conversations with Hilts, “It just made sense to partner with this worthy organization which encompasses sheltering, supporting, and taking care of the needs of runaway, homeless, and in-crisis youth,” said Kevin Dunson of Cricket Wireless.

Kevin Dunson, Sales and Marketing Specialist at Cricket Wireless, presents Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, with personal hygiene and toiletry items on Wednesday, June 6. Cricket Wireless also supplied pizza for all of the resident children, employees and volunteers of Park Place Outreach.

Kevin Dunson, Sales and Marketing Specialist at Cricket Wireless, presents Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, with personal hygiene and toiletry items on Wednesday, June 6. Cricket Wireless also supplied pizza for all of the resident children, employees and volunteers of Park Place Outreach.

Kevin Dunson, Sales and Marketing Specialist at Cricket Wireless, presents Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, with personal hygiene and toiletry items on Wednesday, June 6. Cricket Wireless also supplied pizza for all of the resident children, employees and volunteers of Park Place Outreach.

Kevin Dunson, Sales and Marketing Specialist at Cricket Wireless, presents Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, with personal hygiene and toiletry items on Wednesday, June 6. Cricket Wireless also supplied pizza for all of the resident children, employees and volunteers of Park Place Outreach.

ABOUT CRICKET WIRELESS
Cricket Wireless offers easy activation, first-class nationwide coverage. With Cricket Wireless, you can shop for a range of cool devices or bring your own. Either way you will be able to take advantage of our straightforward plans and pricing that keep you connected at a value price. #STSA something to smile about

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.