Member News: Propark Mobility Turns Empty Parking Lot into A Drive-In Movie to Benefit Local Food Bank
Propark Mobility announced today that the company has raised nearly $1,000 for Foodshare, Greater Hartford’s largest anti-hunger organization, at the recent Park & View Family Movie Night at Z Airport Parking in East Granby, Connecticut.
“With everything taking place in today’s world, we felt that we could take our empty parking lot and, for one night, convert it into an entertaining family experience before we reopened for business at Bradley Airport,” explained John Schmid, Chief Executive Officer of Propark Mobility. “Through sponsorships and donations, we were able to take a fun night and turn it into something even more meaningful by giving back to our community.”
The Park & View Family Movie Night at Z Airport Parking featured a showing of the 1987
classic movie, Spaceballs. The event was sponsored by a variety of local businesses, including Feury Image Group, Preferred Electric and Go Graphix, and was attended by over one-hundred people. Staff from Propark Mobility’s corporate headquarters in Hartford volunteered time at the event.
“Propark’s ‘Carma’ charitable outreach program is important to us, and to have some of our trusted vendors join us in our cause to fight hunger during this global pandemic was
inspirational,” said Joe Coppola, Propark Mobility’s Managing Partner. “We’re honored to be able to work alongside some great businesses to raise money for Foodshare to provide up to 2,000 meals to help fight hunger here in Connecticut, and we had a lot of fun doing so.”
Founded in 1982, Foodshare is the regional food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and
Tolland counties, where 118,000 people struggle with hunger. Foodshare is a member of the national organization Feeding America, along with more than 200 other food banks nationally. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. And, because hunger is more than food, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.
About Propark Mobility
Propark Mobility is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full-service parking and mobility services for over 500 hospitality, healthcare, commercial and off-airport locations, in over 75 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit www.propark.com.
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