ROCKWALL, TX – December 22, 2021 — Christmas arrived early for 24 local non-profits that were awarded a total of $100,000 today from the SEASON OF GIVING campaign by Park Place Dealerships, which is celebrating its 35th year in North Texas. The luxury automobile group selected the organizations for its SEASON OF GIVING campaign because of their commitment to serving the Dallas/Fort Worth community.
A committee comprised of Park Place members from different dealerships across North Texas selected the non-profits out of more than 350 applications received. Under Park Place Cares, the company’s philanthropic arm, the company donated $100,000 to 24 charities that met the following criteria:
- A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
- Supports one of Park Place Cares’ Pillars of Giving, which include: Education; Medical; Advocacy; or the Arts
- Serves at least one of the following counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt or Johnson
- The charity cannot have received donations or in-kind support from Park Place in 2021
“Selecting these non-profits was very challenging,” said Tony Carimi, managing director of Park Place Dealerships. “There are so many worthy non-profits doing admirable work in the areas we would like to impact. Our team had the difficult task of narrowing down the charities from 350 to 24 across North Texas to make the greatest impact during our Season of Giving.”
The charities receiving a grant for the 2021 Season of Giving representing Park Place Cares’ four pillars include:
• Denton Co. Friends of the Family
• Journey to Dream Foundation
• Canine Companions
• For Oak Cliff
• Rainbow Room of Rockwall
• A Wish with Wings
• Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank
• Ally’s Wish
• Tara Sawyer Foundation
• LGBTQ Saves
• Defenders of Freedom
• Dwell with Dignity
• Laughter League
• Cara Mîa Theatre
• Texas Winds Musical Outreach
• Sixty & Better
• Camp Summit
• The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation
• Bettie Gonzalez Foundation of Hope
• Computers for the Blind
• Heavenly Hooves Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center
• Heroes for Children
“We are humbled to have received such an incredible response to the Season of Giving campaign with the opportunity to reach so many people across our community through these outstanding non-profits,” said Anam Ali Hashambhai, Marketing Director for Park Place Dealerships. “Over the past 35 years, we’ve donated millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to support great causes across North Texas, but this is the first time we have implemented this type of giveaway. The Season of Giving campaign expands our benevolence giving this holiday season to organizations we haven’t worked with previously. We look forward to developing these new relationships in the year to come.”
Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates eight full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth and Dallas, and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. For more info, visit parkplace.com.
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