DENVER, Jan. 26, 2018 /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 15- January 2, 2018. Denver Pavilions donated $5,000 in proceeds to Food Bank of the Rockies from the cost of the rides.

Mark Sidell, president of Gart Properties, co-owner of Denver Pavilions stated, “As a company and as individuals, we are deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of the community we serve. We are pleased that the Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel continues to be a successful fundraising tool for our partner organization, Food Bank of the Rockies. The funds raised at Denver Pavilions help to meet the critical needs of those facing hunger and food insecurity in our area. Thank you to all who participated.”

Denver Pavilions’ $5,000 donation will provide 20,000 meals to those in need in the Denver Metro area.

“Food Bank of the Rockies is deeply grateful to Denver Pavilions and all the patrons who rode the carousel this past holiday season! Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we’ll be able to provide an additional 20,000 meals to hungry men, women, and children in our community,” said Kevin Seggelke, the food bank’s president and CEO. “Even though our economy is improving, there are still many families struggling with hunger. One in 6 Colorado children don’t always know where they’ll find their next meal and this gift will make a big difference for them and for their families. Thank you!”

Now in its fourth 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 four years.

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. With such marquee tenants as the first-in-market Uniqlo opening in 2016, downtown Denver’s only Sephora,  H&M’s flagship store featuring an expanded children’s department and one of only five H&M Home departments in the U. S, the first-in-market video arcade FTW (For the Win), a newly remodeled 15-screen United Artists Theatre with state-of-the-art full recliner seating and an in-theater bar plus a newly remodeled Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, Denver Pavilions has become a destination for the metropolitan region. Denver Pavilions is conveniently located in the heart of downtown servicing 120,000 employees and a rapidly growing residential base located on the 16th Street Mall, Denver’s #1 tourist attraction. For more information, visit

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 Food Bank Rockies.

SOURCE Denver Pavilions

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