Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its annual gala, A Celebration of Love, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at the Plantation Club of the Landings. During the event, the shelter will honor the legacy of longtime director Linda Hilts who will retire later this year after leading the organization for 20 years. The event, which also will recognize 33 years of love and safety provided by the only local shelter for young people, will feature dinner, a silent auction, a live auction and live entertainment by vocalist Trae Gurley.
Hilts joined Park Place Outreach on Jan. 6, 1997, after serving as the director of Hope House of Savannah and as an employee of Candler Hospital. Her legacy will include the development of several shelter services, including the Street Outreach Program team, which hires teens to be part of the team, and offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults, up to age 21, who are in need but might not wish to come to the shelter.
Since its inception, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs.
Tickets for the gala are $125 apiece or $1,150 for tables of 10. Proceeds from the dinner, silent auction and live auction will benefit Park Place Outreach and the shelter program. Last year’s celebration raised $31,425. For more information, to buy tickets or to make a donation, please call (912) 234-4048 or visit parkplaceyes.org.