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Arizona Nonprofits Receive Nearly $570K From Cox Charities
Cox Charities has announced its selection of 108 Arizona nonprofit organizations to receive nearly $570,000 in grant funding.
Most of the funds awarded came from the donations of Cox’s 3,500 Arizona employees. Since the program’s inception in 1996, Cox Charities has awarded more than $8 million to local Arizona nonprofits that support youth and education.
“Cox employees are deeply embedded in the communities we serve in Arizona and are committed to supporting and volunteering to make a difference,” said John Wolfe, senior vice president and southwest region manager for Cox Communications. “We are proud to stand behind so many nonprofit partners that are working hard to educate children and support families throughout Arizona.”
One local grant recipient is the Treasures for Teachers “T4T on Wheels” program that brings free school supplies from the Tempe store directly to Valley teachers in their schools. Educators attend a presentation at their school and receive a free bag of supplies they can use right away.
“This generous grant from Cox Charities will reach not only educators, but the students they serve by saving teachers time and money so they can focus on educating our future generations. Cox Charities is clearly committed to education and supporting it, and our appreciation for that is great!” said Barbara Blalock, Treasures for Teachers executive director.
Another Phoenix-area Cox Charities grant recipient is the Future for Kids Discover Your Future program that provides out-of-school mentoring for K-8 youth who have been exposed to stressful or toxic situations in their lives. Mentors who focus on academics, athletics and ethics become role models providing curriculum, training and a supportive environment to children suffering adverse childhood experiences.
Total grant funds awarded in Phoenix and Southern Arizona: $569,463.62.