DENVER, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Denver Pavilions' 30' carousel, located in the heart of downtown Denver, made a memorable holiday experience for visitors of all ages while also helping to fight hunger. The popular family-friendly attraction ran from December 9-23. Denver Pavilions donated $5,000 in proceeds to the charity from the cost of the rides as well as providing additional funds.
Denver Pavilions' $5,000 donation will provide 20,000 meals to those in need in the Denver Metro area.
"The Denver Pavilions' Holiday Carousel draws local and out-of-town visitors to the 16th Street Mall and helped stimulate the downtown retail economy during the holiday season," said Gart Properties President Mark Sidell. "Just as importantly, the proceeds went to the Food Bank of the Rockies, an organization that has helped feed hundreds of thousands of Coloradoans. Nearly half of the food they distribute goes to children. This is a critically important cause."
"Last year, we distributed nearly 48 million meals, enough to provide more than 131,000 meals each day to children, seniors and families," said Kevin Seggelke, President and CEO of Food Bank of the Rockies. "One in seven Coloradans worries where their next meal will come from. With this donation, Denver Pavilions and the entire Denver-area community are helping to ensure we can distribute food to those desperately in need. We are extremely grateful for this much needed gift."
Now in its third year, The Denver Pavilions' Holiday Carousel has become a favorite holiday attraction downtown and is the first holiday carousel in the history of the 16th Street Mall. Each year, the Denver Pavilions' 30' carousel is located on Glenarm Place on Denver's 16th Street Mall. The Food Bank of the Rockies has been the Denver Pavilions' charity partner for the past three years.
ABOUT DENVER PAVILIONS
Denver Pavilions is a one-of-a-kind retail, dining and entertainment center located in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, providing a critical mass of over 40 retail tenants, restaurants and entertainment venues. The open-air Denver Pavilions features three-story buildings on a two-block development that is linked by "The Great Wall," an exterior structure featuring the word "DENVER," which has become the worldwide symbol of downtown Denver. Denver Pavilions has become a destination for the metropolitan region with such marquee tenants as the first-in-market Uniqlo and For The Win arcade, H&M's flagship store featuring an expanded children's department and one of only five H&M Home departments in the U.S., Forever 21, a newly remodeled 15-screen United Artists Theatre with recliner seating and a in theater bar and a newly remodeled Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. Denver Pavilions is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, Denver's #1 tourist attraction, servicing 120,000 employees and a rapidly growing residential base. For more information, visit www.DenverPavilions.com
ABOUT FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES
Food Bank of the Rockies, a non-profit organization, distributed nearly 48 million meals last year through direct service programs and partner agencies, serving clients in Metro Denver, Northern Colorado, the Western Slope and the entire state of Wyoming. One in seven Coloradans, including nearly one in four Colorado children, struggle with hunger. Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 567 million meals to people in need in the community. For more information, please visit www.foodbankrockies.org.
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