The Art of Giving Back
Park West Gallery Supports Community Organizations with Clothing Donations
Park West Gallery is kicking off its Park West CARES initiative with a summer clothing and merchandise donation program to benefit community organizations in southeast Michigan. Over 3,500 articles of new clothing will be donated locally during July and August to HAVEN of Oakland County, Grace Centers of Hope, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Covenant House, Detroit Rescue Mission and Vista Maria.
“This initiative is a great opportunity to give back to our local community, and continues our long history of supporting non-profits that provide hands-on help to people in need,” said Albert Scaglione, CEO of Park West Gallery. “Since these are all items that can provide basic needs or improve someone’s quality of life, we are extending this support to a variety of organizations that can immediately provide assistance to others.”
The first local Michigan donation was made on Friday, July 23rd to HAVEN in Pontiac, Michigan; they picked up women’s and children’s clothing at Park West’s Southfield Gallery. HAVEN will be giving the clothing to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who have left their homes in search of temporary shelter.
“We are very grateful for this donation from Park West Gallery; it will help our families as they look to start a new life after leaving an abusive relationship,” says Belle Hornung, HAVEN’s Volunteer, Intern and In-Kind Donations Coordinator.
Donations are also scheduled for Friday July 30th to Detroit Rescue Mission, Friday August 6th to Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Michigan and Friday, August 13th to Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, Michigan.
For over thirty years, HAVEN has been working towards eliminating domestic violence and sexual assault by building violence-free communities one family at a time. It is a nationally recognized non-profit offering treatment and prevention services across Oakland County, Michigan and the surrounding communities. For more information about programs and services visit http://www.haven-oakland.org, or phone (248) 334-1284.
About Park West CARES
Throughout the summer of 2010, as part of it Park West CARES initiative, Park West Gallery will be donating items of clothing and merchandise to community organizations in southeast Michigan, where Park West Gallery has its headquarters, as well as to organizations nationwide. All items are unused and represent an extensive assortment of men’s and women’s summer clothing that ranges from shirts and shorts to light jackets and sweaters.
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