Suburban Propane and Historic Tours of America Join Forces to Fund Father Joe’s Villages Therapeutic Child Care Program


On April 25representatives from Suburban Propane, Historic Tours of America and Father Joe’s Villages hosted a pitching event at Shelter Island in the port of San Diego. This donation is made to support Father Joe’s Villages mission to prevent and end homelessness while encouraging children to get out, play and maintain a healthy lifestyle, all supported by a cleaner future fueled by propane. Historic Tours of America uses clean-burning propane for 90% of its fleet, including its San Diego operation and throughout the country.

“We are so honored to be here today in the beautiful San Diego alongside our valued partners at Historic Tours of America to make this donation and raise awareness of the clean burning capabilities of propane,” said Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson, Suburban Propane. “We hope this new playground will bring joy to the children and families served by Father Joe’s Village for years to come.”

“I thank Suburban Propane and Old Town Trolley for their compassionate support of our Therapeutic Childcare program, which provides essential tools for families and children to break the cycle of homelessness,” said Deacon Jim Vargas, president and leader of management of Father Joe’s Villages. “Our longstanding partnership with Old Town Trolley has provided countless special experiences for homeless children over the years, bringing joy to those who need it most.”

“At the Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, our company shares the story of this amazing city with guests from all over the world. As a national company, it is important that our vehicles run on clean-burning propane to protect and preserve our surroundings and our surroundings,” said David Thorton, General Manager, Old Town Trolley and Seal Tours of San Diego. “In partnership with Father Joe’s Villages, we are investing in the future of the children of San Diego. These children are the future leaders, teachers, doctors and hopefully tour conductors of tomorrow and it’s important for us to support their dreams.”

The collaboration is part of Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares and Go green with Suburban Propane’s corporate initiatives. SuburbanCares is dedicated to supporting community efforts through the company’s footprint in United States. Throughout the pandemic, SuburbanCares has undertaken initiatives to help children in many underserved communities; including Albany, NY; Boise, I.D.; Detroit, Michigan; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Santa Rosa, California; Colombia and Charleston, South Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; and New Brunswick, NJ. Go green with Suburban Propane promotes the clean burning and versatile nature of propane and renewable propane as a bridge to a green energy future and the development of the next generation of renewable energy.

About Suburban Propane
Suburban Propane Partners, LP is a master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SPH. Based at Whippany, New Jersey, Suburban has been in the customer service business since 1928 and is a national distributor of propane, renewable propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a natural gas and electric distributor and investor in low-carbon alternative fuels. The partnership serves the energy needs of approximately 1 million residential, commercial, government, industrial and agricultural customers across approximately 700 locations in 41 states. The partnership is underpinned by three main pillars: (1) Suburban Commitment – showcasing the partnership’s 90+ year heritage and continued commitment to the highest standards of reliability, flexibility and dependability that emphasizes the partnership’s commitment to customer service excellence; (2) SuburbanCares – highlighting the Partnership’s ongoing commitment to giving back to local communities through the Partnership’s national footprint and (3) Go green with Suburban Propane – promoting the clean burning and versatile nature of propane and renewable propane as a bridge to a green energy future and developing the next generation of renewable energy.

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About Historic Towers of America
Old Town Tram Tours San Diego has been entertaining visitors to America’s Most Beautiful City since 1989. Orange and green carts cover Old Town, the EmbarcaderoDowntown, Seaport Village, Barrio Logan coronado, Balboa Park and Little Italy on the fully narrated 25-mile tour. Old Town Trolley Tours is committed to protecting the environment by converting 90% of its fleet to run on propane instead of gasoline. Old Town Trolley Tours has been recognized by the propane industry with the Propane Exceptional Energy Fleet Award for our use of propane in carts. In addition to San DiegoOld Town Trolley Tours operate in Boston, WashingtonKey West, NashvilleSt. Augustine and Savannah. Old Town Trolley Tours is part of the Historic Tours of America family of tours, attractions and theme retail markets.

Old Town Tram Tours San Diego has partnered with Father Joes for nearly 20 years, hosting children from Father Joe’s Village for an annual party. More than 150 children, with one or both parents, live downtown San Diego shelter. CAST members and business partners donate over 150 gifts to children at the shelter. Kids enjoy pizza, soda, piñatas and holiday fun. The highlight of the day is a personal gift to each child by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. On the way back, the Trolley and its driver take the kids on a nighttime Christmas lights tour around the city.

About Father Joe’s Village
Like the San Diego one the largest homeless service provider, Father Joe’s Villages ensures that every person can find hope and leave homelessness behind. To meet the complex needs of homeless people, the organization provides housing for more than 2,500 people each night, as well as health care, treatment for substance use disorders, job training, therapeutic care and more. For more information, please visit:

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