Park Place Dealerships Opens Applications on October 5 and Invites Charities to Apply
For the third year in a row, Park Place Dealerships is giving away a total of $100,000 to deserving non-profits who are serving the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area in its Season of Giving campaign. Charities can apply at ParkPlaceCares.com beginning October 5 through October 30. Recipients will be announced the week of November 13, 2023.
“Through Season of Giving, we provide grants to local organizations that align with our four pillars of giving,” said Tony Carimi, managing director of Park Place Dealerships. “In addition to providing funding, our Members at Park Place are actively engaged in volunteering throughout the year. It’s wonderful to see the bigger impact made in our community because of the ingenuity of our team to help in many different ways.”
Non-profit organizations must fit the following criteria:
- Organization must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
- The charity must support one of Park Place Cares’ Pillars of Giving, which include: Education; Medical Research; Children’s Advocacy; or the Arts.
- The charity must serve in at least one of the following counties: Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt, Wise or Johnson.
- The charity cannot already have received donations or in-kind support from Park Place in 2023.
- Charities must apply by midnight October 30, 2023.
Under Park Place Dealerships’ philanthropic arm of Park Place Cares, Season of Giving offers local non-profits the opportunity to apply for a one-time, end of year grant. More than 406 charities applied in 2022 with 23 receiving a grant ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.
“There are so many deserving charities in our community, and we want to give as many organizations as possible the opportunity to be considered for a Season of Giving grant,” said Kara Connor, Park Place Dealership’s Experiential Marketing Manager. “In the past two years, we have learned about hundreds of organizations that serve North Texas in meaningful ways and while we can’t give grants to each one, we have found other ways to support the non-profits.”
Park Place Members learned about For Oak Cliff through the Season of Giving application process. Members have collected school supplies several times for the nonprofit and regularly volunteer with the organization.
Park Place Members also put together hundreds of hygiene kits for young men attending Title 1 schools in need of basic items such as deodorant, toothbrushes, and socks for the 2022 Season of Giving recipient, Just Because.
In 2022, the Black Heart Association received a $5,000 grant to provide heart health education and screenings through its Mobile Heart Health Unit to patients who are primarily uninsured. Upon learning the organization also had maintenance needs for its mobile unit, Park Place provided experienced technicians to assist with keeping the mobile unit on the road serving the community.
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, Acura, 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. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com.