AmeriPark Holiday Valet Program Raises More Than $47,000 for At-Risk Youth
Patrons of Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Phipps Plaza and other Simon malls across the country helped put the charitable efforts of AmeriPark, a full-service parking company, in overdrive during the past holiday season.
For the fourth consecutive year, AmeriPark teamed with mall owner Simon Property Group and mall retailers to promote the service and send a healthy portion of the proceeds to Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk students graduate from high school. Shoppers who chose to valet their cars during the holiday season were given coupons for complimentary valet parking on a subsequent visit and complimentary meal offerings from mall retailers.
“The entire AmeriPark team has embraced this program as an annual tradition that really benefits everyone from mall shoppers to students,” said Chip Patterson, CEO of Atlanta-based AmeriPark. “Our customers receive promotional perks, and we get to help create opportunities for kids who need to know that someone cares about them.”
SYF works nationally to develop Simon Youth Academies – alternative high schools for students who are at risk of dropping out. The academies, which maintain a cumulative 90% graduation rate, operate in partnership with local public school districts, and many of them are located in Simon malls. In addition, SYF also offers scholarships to college-bound students in every community that is home to a Simon property. To-date, SYF has provided more than $11 million in scholarships to more than 3,500 students in 42 states.
“For the fourth year in a row, this innovative program has raised funds that will help hundreds of students, and we are truly grateful to AmeriPark for their support of our mission,” said Simon Youth Foundation President and CEO Michael Durnil. “Through collaboration with strong community partners like Chip Patterson we can transform kids who are at-risk of dropping out into kids who are at-promise for bright futures.”
AmeriPark is a boutique provider of parking management services for a multitude of venues including: entertainment and retail complexes, hotels, hospitals, medical centers, residential buildings, office buildings, airports, restaurants and various special events. AmeriPark offers our clients a national operating capability that provides a single point of contact and portfolio based accounting and financial reporting. For more information, go to http://www.ameripark.com.