Park Place Infiniti exceeds bottled water drive goal

Officials from Park Place Infiniti and The Shade Tree announced the goal for July’s bottled water drive was exceeded by 65 gallons.

“Our goal was to collect at least 100 gallons of bottled water for the residents of The Shade Tree,” said Park Place Infiniti General Manager Joe Tortomasi. “We are happy to announce our members and the community donated 165 gallons. Thank you to everyone who participated.”

Throughout July, the dealership served as a public donation site for bottled water for residents of the shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence.

This was Park Place Infiniti’s second water drive to benefit the shelter. This year’s drive surpassed their collection from last year by 125 gallons.

The drive is a project of the dealership’s Circle of Excellence, an employee-led program dedicated to helping worthwhile causes across Southern Nevada.

“We are so thankful for Park Place Infiniti and the public’s support of our mission,” said Shade Tree Executive Director Marlene Richter.

“With the triple-digit heat bearing down on us, the bottled water drive is a critical part of getting us through the summer. The Shade Tree also has been designated as a cooling station for women and children, so the need for water has been greater than normal,” she said.

Founded in 1987 by Ken Schnitzer, Park Place Dealerships represents luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Maserati, Lotus and smart.

In June 2012, Park Place purchased the Infiniti dealership in Las Vegas. For more information, visit,

For 25 years The Shade Tree, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley.

As the only organization in the state with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services.

The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada.

With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides more than 6,000 women and children safe shelter each year.

To learn more about how you can support The Shade Tree, call 702-385-0072 or visit

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