Kiwanis Club of Skidaway donates $6,500 to Park Place Outreach

By October 8, 2020Local NewsWIRE

(SAVANNAH,GA) Kiwanis Club of Skidaway granted $6,500 to Park Place Outreach, along with nine other local nonprofit organizations that work with underserved children in the Savannah, GA area.

Kiwanis Club of Skidaway serve Children at Risk. We are so glad to help. We have given $65,000 this year and $1,500,000 to date for our children,” said chair of Kiwanis Grant Distribution Committee and President Elect of Kiwanis Club of Skidaway, Jim Overton.

From left: Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, Bobby Gillham, Kiwanis Club of Skidaway President, Jim Overton, chair of Kiwanis Grant Distribution Committee, and Marolyn Overton, board member of Park Place Outreach.

Since 1988, the organization has worked to raise and distribute funds to the community and local nonprofit organization as a part of their mission to serve the children of Savannah. A few of Kiwanis Club fundraising events include their Annual Chili Cookoff, Pancake Breakfast, and their flag program, “Show Our Colors.”

Other nonprofits that were included in the donation distribution are United Way of the Coastal Empire, America’s Second Harvest- Kid’s Cafe, Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center, Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, Horizons Savannah, Local Outreach Volunteer Educators (L.O.V.E), Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, Performance Initiatives, Union Mission Inc., and Xcel Strategies Inc.

The money donated to Park Place Outreach will be used to develop an outdoor recreational center and basketball court for the youth residents in the facility.

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services, 514 E. Henry St., supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11-21, through a variety of residential and after-school programs. Serving teens since 1984, Park Place’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. The Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. Park Place Outreach’s other programs include the Street Outreach Program to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets, Family Preservation for Teens to help teens remain safely in their homes to maintain family stability, and the new Mission: Possible Transitional Living Program for males ages 16-21.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.