It's an extra special holiday season this year for 24 Dallas-Fort Worth area non-profits thanks to our friends at Park Place Dealerships. The luxury automobile group recently donated a total of $100,000 to two dozen selected non-profits as part of its SEASON OF GIVING campaign that is is celebrating its 35th year in North Texas.
Park Place kicked off this year's campaign effort in early November by inviting DFW-area philanthropies to apply for assistance, provided they met eligibility requirements. A committee compromised of Park Place members from its various dealerships sorted through more than 350 applications for assistance and narrowed the list down to 24 selected charities. Park Place says they were chosen to receive grants because of their commitment to serving the Dallas/Fort Worth community.
“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.”
2021 Season of Giving Grants
The charities receiving a grant for the 2021 Season of Giving representing Park Place Cares’ four pillars include:
Laughter League is a 2021 SEASON of GIVING recipient. Credit: Park Place Dealerships.
“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.”
The 24 selected charities 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
About Park Place
Park Place Dealerships were 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.