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Bank of America gives $12,500 grant to youth shelter

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. has awarded a $12,500 grant to Park Place Outreach — Youth Emergency Shelter 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 focus on revitalizing neighborhoods, educating the workforce for the 21st century and addressing basic needs such as hunger and homelessness.

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area.

For more information, go to parkplaceyes.org.

 

Fifth annual preservation festival coming to Savannah

Historic Savannah Foundation will host the fifth annual Savannah Preservation Festival from May 5-7. This year’s events and programs mark the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s designation as a National Historic Landmark District.

The festival will highlight what makes Savannah unique and will include the 2016 HSF Preservation Awards luncheon, a free opening lecture and reception, a wine tasting and home tour and a free block party on Broughton Street.

“Anyone with even a modicum of interest in our city’s history should attend the festival and join in the celebration,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation.

For a full festival schedule and to get event tickets, go to myHSF.org.

 

Edel Caregiver Institute featured in magazine

The work of the Savannah-based Edel Caregiver Institute is featured in an article in the April 1 issue of Catholic Health World, the official newspaper of the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Reporter Betsy Taylor interviewed Dutch Island resident Cinda Baker about the hands-on class she attended to learn skills to help care for her aging mother. Her article explains the help available through classes offered at the Institute, a program of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc., located at 6000 Business Center Drive.

The article highlights the four-hour, hands-on family caregiving course. Sessions cover practical caregiver skills; the financial costs of care giving; long term plans; and being a healthy caregiver.

For more information, go to www.EdelCaregiverInstitute.org or call 912-629-1331. 

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