CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (SP), one of the nation’s leading providers of parking management services and the operator of Millennium Garages in downtown Chicago, announces the Park4Purpose program created to benefit the Chicago community. Under Park4Purpose, Millennium Garages will work with local charities and community organizations to provide support to help those in need improve their lives.
Park4Purpose’s first charitable endeavor is its Inspiration Saturdays program, where Millennium Garages is donating a percentage of the fees from Saturday daily parking purchased online at www.millenniumgarages.com to Inspiration Corporation. Donations will help people who need assistance paying the costs of various documents and licenses required to work toward their employment goals.
“The one-time fees to obtain birth certificates, identifications, GED testing, professional licenses and certifications can be a serious financial obstacle to people trying to overcome homelessness and poverty,” stated Shannon Stewart, Executive Director and CEO of Inspiration Corporation.
Kim Hyla, Marketing Manager at Millennium Garages said, “We were looking for a way to invest in the Chicago community. We chose Inspiration Corporation because they reach residents who are really trying to improve their lives and just need a little help.”
The Inspiration Saturdays program at Millennium Garages continues for Saturday parking purchased online throughout 2017. More information is available at www.park4purpose.com.
About Millennium Garage
Millennium Garages is a 3.8 million-square-foot parking facility with approximately 9,176 parking spaces located in four underground parking garages underneath Millennium, Grant and Maggie Daley Parks. As the largest underground parking system in the Unites States, Millennium Garages offer customers in downtown Chicago parking near restaurants, hotels, theaters, universities, offices, retail shops, cultural venues, tourist attractions—plus events, including concerts, sports and seasonal festivals such as the Taste of Chicago. Millennium Parking Garages LLC is a joint venture between Northleaf Capital Partners and AMP Capital. MPG purchased concession interests from the City of Chicago in May 2016. For more information, visit www.MillenniumGarages.com.
About Inspiration Corporation
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing. For more information, visit www.InspirationCorp.org.
SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has approximately 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,900 parking facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly owned subsidiary, is one of the premier valet operators in the nation. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 40.2 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides security services in several states. The Company also provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.