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Cox Charities Grants $75,000 to Support Local Nonprofits

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

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Cox Charities surprised nine nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $75,000 to help them address the immediate needs of our local communities. The grants focus on three key areas of need: COVID-19 relief, the digital divide, and social justice efforts.

Cox Charities is funded by employee donations that are matched by Cox and overseen by a volunteer advisory board of employees. Cox Charities members (employees who donate to the foundation) were given the opportunity to vote for which organizations they thought were making an essential impact in one of the three focus areas and should receive a grant

The following Orange County and Palos Verdes organizations each met the above-mentioned criteria for the three areas of need and were awarded grants:

Age Well Senior Services: Provides resources to Orange County's older adults, which support their independence and promote their health and well-being such as nutrition programs, like Meals on Wheels and Congregate, transportation assistance, Adult Day Care classes and case management services.

Bracken's Kitchen: Through food recovery, culinary training and their community feeding program, Bracken's Kitchen is committed to recovering, re-purposing and restoring both food and lives. Bracken’s Kitchen was founded with the sole intent of using food to make a difference in the lives of those they serve. It is their belief that  by offering a high quality and tasty meal to those in need so they could reserve their money for other important necessities.

Orange County Rescue Mission: Focused on assisting homeless men, women, children and veterans, Orange County Rescue Mission has several programs through which they serve "the Least, the Last, and the Lost" not only with temporary housing, but also counseling services, job training, and medical and dental care.

South County Outreach: South County Outreach fights to end hunger and homelessness in Orange County. They believe that helping people help themselves is the most effective way to build a self-sustaining community. Through the implementation of programs like their Transitional Housing Program for homeless families, along with their food pantry, South County Outreach is doing what they do best—housing hope and ending hunger, together. 

Family Assistance Ministries: Family Assistance Ministries is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization assisting those in need in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, personalized supportive counsel, and aid. The organization is helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency.

human-I-T: human-I-T’s team repairs donated technology that normally would end up in a landfill.human-I-T strives to lead the charge to closing the digital divide by giving those in need electronics free of charge

Freedom4U: Freedom4U is dedicated to cultivating life skills, leadership abilities, and creativity in teenagers in the South Bay and Harbor Area of Los Angeles to reduce risky behaviors in youth by providing creative, substance-free gatherings, and purpose-driven volunteer missions.

RSM Cares: RSM Cares Food Pantry serves those facing food insecurity the first and third Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The RSM Cares Food Pantry is supported solely on private donations from private donors, local churches, and businesses.

OC Human Relations: OC Human Relations provides programs in collaboration with schools, individuals, cities, businesses, foundations, and the county to support a vision of an Orange County where diversity is realized as a source of strength.

Category: Partner News, Corporate Responsibility

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