Roto-Rooter, SCORE, Chatham Parkway Toyota/Subaru, Sterling Seacrest, Rite Aid, Harbor Foundation, The 100

Roto-Rooter donates equipment

Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah donated $4,200 worth of plumbing equipment to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter as part of their “Give the Gift of Plumbing” program.

The home, which serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, received seven new toilets, a new garbage disposal and a new kitchen faucet.

“We received a call that Roto-Rooter wanted to come by and take a look at our plumbing system to see how they could help,” said Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach. “As you might imagine with a full house of teenagers, it’s really important to keep plumbing essentials working properly. We are very excited by this partnership.”

The home is open 24 hours a day and temporarily houses as many as 12 kids or teenagers at any time. All services are free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school.

“We didn’t have to think twice when we learned about Park Place’s mission,” said Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers. “Plumbing usually isn’t a priority until it has to be. We recognize the impact that this home has for our local youth, and we wanted to take anything we could off their never-ending to-do list.”

SCORE seminar focuses on customers

Savannah SCORE will present “Who are My Customers and Where are They?” as the latest offering in Savannah SCORE’s popular “Tools To Grow Your Business” series. It is designed to help aspiring business owners and existing businesses get a better understanding of their customers profile and where they are located. Gary Johnson, Certified Mentor for SCORE and a subject matter expert in marketing and operations for manufacturing, distribution and retail industries will lead the discussion.

Case studies and examples will be distributed and useful websites will be recommended for further research.

The seminar is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty St. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The cost is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335

Dealerships raise funds for cancer awareness

Chatham Parkway Toyota and Subaru recently raised more than $7,100 throughout the month of October to benefit American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The month-long campaign included a sales drive, whereby a portion of sales benefitted the charity, pink themes and décor throughout each dealership, the opportunity to sign the Wall of Hope, a presence at the Making Strides Walk and a Spooktacular Trunk or Treat event.

Rite-Aid donates to speech, hearing center

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center has received a $5,000 grant as part of The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidsCent Thanks for Giving Holiday program.

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, a nonprofit organization serving the speech pathology and audiology needs of the Coastal Empire, will use the grant to support their Sound Start program providing learning and therapy materials, tests, and educational toys for the children enrolled in the school.

Harbor Foundation gives to children’s hospital

 Memorial Health’s Dwain & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah recently received gifts from the Savannah Harbor Foundation. The gifts include special portable DVD players for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, special play mats for young patients who can’t come to the play room, infant bedside aquariums and iPads for treatment rooms.

Sterling Seacrest expands to Florida

Sterling Seacrest Partners, one of the nation’s top 100 commercial insurance brokerages, has announced its first expansion into Florida, opening an office in Tampa. The team leading the new Florida office includes James C. Congelio and James Nash Congelio, two experienced brokers in the construction insurance and surety marketplace.

Sterling Seacrest’s new Tampa office opens with a staff of five.

 “The continued growth of Sterling Seacrest Partners is a testament to our team’s commitment to provide knowledge based solutions and exceptional customer service,” said Sterling Seacrest Partners President David Paddison.

The 100 foundation gives to children’s health care

The One Hundred Children’s Foundation recently donated $120,000 during a ceremony aboard the Georgia Queen riverboat. The St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundation received $68,720 in grants to continue care at The Children’s Place at Candler Hospital and for several scholarships to Camp Adam Fisher, where children with diabetes enjoy a classic camp experience while learning to manage their disease.

The camp scholarships are shared between St. Joseph’s/Candler and Memorial Health for 20 children from Chatham County with diabetes to attend Camp Adam Fisher. This camp is designed to provide kids with all of the fun, activities, and camaraderie that are part of a traditional overnight summer camp while also providing education on diabetes management in a safe, supervised environment.

 Since 1994, The One Hundred had provided pediatric financial support (raising more than $4 million) and volunteered at the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial. The organization became its own foundation this year and extended its outreach services to include St. Joseph’s/Candler, J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, and other charitable organizations with programs focused on pediatric health and wellness.

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