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Stafford Junction Wins Cox Charities Grant

Stafford Junction's Executive Director Linda Hill accepts grant check.
Stafford Junction's Executive Director Linda Hill accepts grant check.

  Last Friday, Cox Communications awarded $160,000 in grants to 25 non-profit organizations in Virginia through Cox Charities grants programs. The grants presented today are part of the nearly $8 million Cox contributes annually through cash and in-kind support to the communities where they do business.

 “Connecting with the communities we serve is an important part of our operations and is at the core of our company values,” said Gary McCollum, senior vice president and general manager for Cox Virginia.  “We’re proud to give back to these 25 outstanding organizations today that are doing their part to enhance the lives of others and improve the places our employees and customers live and work.”

 Stafford Junction is one of the fifteen nonprofits that received grants through the Cox Charities External Grants program and ten nonprofits received grants through the Cox Charities Employee Grants program. The External Grants program focuses on non-profit organizations, such as Stafford Junction, with programs specifically tied to youth, education and technology.  Non-profits apply for these annual grants and from those applications, 15 are chosen statewide by an advisory committee made up of community, business and government leaders throughout the state.  The Cox Charities Employee Grants program gives Cox employees the chance to nominate their favorite nonprofits for financial support.  Winners are chosen by Cox employees, based on popular vote.  

 Stafford Junction is a faith based organization that helps at risk children and their families fulfill their maximum potential.  This is accomplished by partnering with local residents, churches, service agencies, and businesses to connect lives, build relationships, and foster understanding across socio-economic lines.  Stafford Junction is currently accepting volunteers to assist in our programs.  To volunteer, call 540-368-0081 or contact jenniferwatson@staffordjunction.org

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About Stafford Junction, Inc.: Organized through a call for action from the Stafford County Sheriff’s office, Stafford Junction has evolved from a small, community organization to an ever growing 501(c)(3)  organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Stafford Junction.  Stafford Junction relies on the financial support from individuals, businesses and churches in Stafford County and on a large number of volunteers.  The vision for Stafford Junction is to ensure there are sufficient resources available to transform the lives of children living in Stafford County who need assistance to reach their maximum potential.   Our mission is:  Through faith and action, we strive to nurture and develop the children in Stafford County who are constrained by poverty and the lack of English proficiency, and to help them fulfill their maximum potential.  To learn more about our programs and our volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, please visit www.staffordjunction.org.

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