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From left: Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, Bobby Gillham, Immediate Past President of Kiwanis Club of Skidaway, Marolyn Overton, board member of Park Place Outreach, and Jim Overton, President Elect of Kiwanis Club of Skidaway

October 7, 2020 - 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.

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.

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