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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grants to three area children’s charities

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented Matthews Children’s Foundation grants in the amount of $1000 to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, Matthew Reardon Center for Autism and Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia in February. Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $30,000 in Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is the only organization in southeast Georgia that operates an accredited, year-round education program for students with autism and one of only a handful of such programs in the entire state.  Through its programs, intakes and consultations, MRCA provides assistance to children and families dealing with ASD and other developmental disorders in the immediate Coastal Empire and beyond. Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across 50 states and the District of Columbia. GOTR of Coastal Georgia was established in 2006 to serve Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties and has about 1,000 participants annually. The Matthews Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the Matthews Children’s Foundation program supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to children. To qualify for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant. Please call Fox & Weeks at (912) 352-7200 for more information or visit www.foxandweeks.com and click on Helpful Information to learn more about the Matthews Children’s Foundation application process.... read more

Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Jeff Mills is Volunteer Firefighter of the Year

Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Jeff Mills was recognized as the Islands Fire Department’s Volunteer Firefighter of the Year in November. Mills, 55, has been with Islands Fire Department for more than 20 years and has been a funeral assistant with Fox & Weeks for two years. Mills came to Savannah when he was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, and now his son, Jeff Mills, 30, is a Lieutenant with the Southside Fire Department and captain of the volunteers. “I look at what we do as teamwork just like what we do at Fox & Weeks,” said Jeff Mills, Sr., who lives on Talahi Island. “Everybody deserves that award, because everybody gives what they can.” The Islands Fire Department is a volunteer organization that protects an estimated 24,000 people living in an area of 18 square miles located east of Savannah, Ga. The department operates out of three stations that protect residential and commercial areas. The department was founded in 1956 and consists of 30 volunteer members. Islands Fire Department responds to many emergency calls that include structure fires, brush fires, vehicle fires and vehicle extrication. Go to Islands Fire Department to learn more.... read more

Joe Ebberwein honored with Gartland Service Award

Fox & Weeks congratulates longtime member of the Fox & Weeks family Joe Ebberwein for being honored as a 2016 recipient of the Bishop Francis X. Gartland Service Award from the Diocese of Savannah. Every year since 2000, the Diocese of Savannah has recognized long-standing service to the Catholic Church in south Georgia by conferring the Gartland Service Award on honorees nominated by their pastors. In this way, the Diocese expresses its gratitude to those who serve within it. The Gartland Award pin bears Bishop Gartland’s coat of arms and his motto Vincit Veritas Truth Prevails. Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., bestowed the Gartland Awards on 103 nominees on Sunday on the Solemnity of Christ the King in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. The award is named after the first Bishop of Savannah, who died of yellow fever contracted from those to whom he ministered, in 1854. Joe is a graduate of Benedictine Military School (Class of 1953) and a communicant at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, where he sings in the men’s choir. He is retired from Georgia Ports Authority after a lengthy career in the shipping business. He is past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, Savannah Council No. 631 and a former board member of the Savannah Economic Development Authority. He is a member of the Savannah Pilots Association, where he served as a commissioner, past president of the Brokers & Forwarders Association of Savannah, member of the Propeller Club – Port of Savannah and a member of the Hibernian Society of Savannah.  ... read more

Fox & Weeks presents Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grant to Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was privilege to presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in June. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $25,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is dedicated to the care and education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the grant money will be used to purchase “build it yourself” computers and other STEM materials for the unique needs of Reardon Center’s students. Through free advocacy services, the advanced academy, and community outreach the Matthew Reardon Center provides support that enhance the quality of life for children on the autism spectrum and their families. The Matthews Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Matthews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the Savannah area actively participating in the Matthews Children’s Foundation program. The purpose of the Matthews Children’s Foundation is to support non-profit organizations dedicated to children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant. To qualify for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Please call Fox & Weeks at 352-7200 for more information or visit www.foxandweeks.com and click on the Resources page to learn more about the Matthews Children’s Foundation application process.... read more

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Tybee Fresh Air Home

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to present a $1000 Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grant to The Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island in June. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $25,000 in Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthew’s Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. The Fresh Air Home is a Savannah tradition dating back to 1897 and remains dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged youth. Every summer, The Fresh Air Home opens its doors to hundreds of Savannah area children with the mission of improving the health of the children, building character and helping them grow into better men and women. The Fresh Air Home is a non-profit organization operated and maintained by the Froebel Circle, a group of 50 dedicated women who are committed to serving God’s children. The Fresh Air Home is opened for eight weeks during the summer months, and each child is able to spend 11 days enjoying the ocean, salt air, playing on the beach and supervision by counselors of strong character. To qualify for a Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the Matthew’s Children’s Foundation program. Please click Matthew’s Children’s Foundation Grant Application to learn more or to submit an application for review.... read more

Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Royce Learning Center

Fox & Weeks was honored to present a $1000 Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Royce Learning Center in May to assist the educational facility with the cost of continuing programming for indviduals with learning disabilities. Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $25,000 in Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthew’s Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to local non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. Royce Learning Center was founded in 1970 by Harriet Royce along with a small group of other professionals and parents who were advocates for individuals with learning disabilities. Royce continues to serve those who learn differently, want to improve their academic skills, or seek to attain specific credentials or certifications for the workplace. With students ranging in age from Pre-K to 91 years of age, Royce Learning Center continues to meet the needs of children and adults with learning differences and literacy needs through its three unique programs:  Chatham Academy, The Adult & Community Education (ACE) program, and The Tutoring Center. The Matthew’s Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s, and Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the Matthew’s Children’s Foundation program. The purpose of the Matthew’s Children’s Foundation is to support non-profit organizations dedicated to children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grant.... read more

Fox & Weeks proud to support Royce Learning Center event

Fox & Weeks was a proud sponsor of Bourbon & Bowties to support the Royce Learning Center in April. For the past 45 years, Royce Learning Center has served those who learn differently, want to improve their academic skills or seek to attain specific credentials or certifications for the workplace. With students ranging in age from Pre-K to 91 years of age, Royce Learning Center continues to meet the needs of children and adults with learning differences and literacy needs through its unique programs. It was a tremendous event, and Fox & Weeks is always excited to be able to give back to the community!... read more

Fox & Weeks presents grant to The Children’s School at St. John’s Church

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was proud to present a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1,000 to The Children’s School at St. John’s Church. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $20,000 in York Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. The Children’s School is a preschool and “mother’s morning out” program serving ages 15 months through Pre-K that is committed to providing a Christian learning environment for young children.  The primary goal of the preschool is to develop children who are confident, motivated, creative, and eager to learn based on the belief that each child should develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in order to be a well-rounded individual. The grant money will be used to purchase new playground equipment for the school’s outdoor play area. The Matthews Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s, and Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the Matthews Children’s Foundation program. The purpose of the Matthews Children’s Foundation is to support non-profit organizations dedicated to children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant. To qualify for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Visit the Matthews Children’s Foundation page to learn more about the foundation and the application submission process.... read more

Fox & Weeks presented Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Park Place Outreach

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was proud to present a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $500 to Park Place OutreachYouth Emergency Shelter. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $20,000 in York Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. The Matthews Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s, and Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the Matthews Children’s Foundation program. The purpose of the Matthews Children’s Foundation is to support non-profit organizations dedicated to children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant. To qualify for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Visit the Matthews Children’s Foundation page to learn more about the foundation and the application submission process.... read more

F&W presents Matthews Children’s Foundation grant to Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in October. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more than $20,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the Matthews Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is dedicated to the care and education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through free advocacy services, the advanced academy, and community outreach the Matthew Reardon Center provides support that enhance the quality of life for children on the autism spectrum and their families. The Matthews Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Matthews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s, and Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the Matthews Children’s Foundation program. The purpose of the Matthews Children’s Foundation is to support non-profit organizations dedicated to children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant. To qualify for a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Please call Fox & Weeks at 352-7200 for more information or visit www.foxandweeks.com and click on the Resources page to learn more about the Matthews Children’s Foundation application process.... read more

Fox & Weeks and Pets at Peace proud to sponsor Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show

Fox & Weeks and Pets at Peace by Fox & Weeks are proud to be sponsors for the 2015 Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show November 27-30 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. The Savannah Kennel Club was established in 1935 by fanciers of purebred dogs. The SKC continues the tradition today with activities focused on establishing and maintaining the human/canine bond. Throughout the year, the Kennel Club offers community activities such as educational programs, support for the Humane Society fundraisers and other activities designed to encourage responsible dog ownership. The community education programs are oriented towards dog familiarization and personal safety with dogs. The SKC is a affiliate club of the American Kennel Club and its highest of standards for breeding and dog health care.  ... read more

Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity Restore

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity Restore in July. Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity Restore is a nonprofit home improvement stor and donation center on Martin Luther King Boulevard that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds generated are used by Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity to build homes within our local community. Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $20,000 in York Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefitting children and children’s causes. “Fox & Weeks is honored to be able to contribute to the international phenomenon that is Habitat for Humanity,” said Fox & Weeks vice president Scott Weeks. “The work Habitat for Humanity does inspires hope in our community, and the Restore is a tremendous resource for the community.” The York Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s, and Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the York Children’s Foundation program. The purpose of the York Children’s Foundation is to support non-profit organizations dedicated to children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a York Children’s Foundation grant. To qualify for a York Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Please call Fox & Weeks at 352-7200 for more information or click York Children’s Foundation to learn more about the York Children’s Foundation application process.... read more

Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a $750 York Children’s Foundation grant to the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in July that will help pay special lighting in the Foundation’s classrooms. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to area non-profits benefiting children and children’s causes. Fox & Weeks has now awarded more nearly $20,000 in York Children’s Foundation grants since 2012. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is dedicated to the care and education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through partnerships with existing medical, educational and community services, MRC provides special programs to enhance the quality of life for these children, and the Advance Academy at MRC Our is an accredited program designed to provide students with ASD the opportunity to reach their full academic potential. The York Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the York Children’s Foundation program. Any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a York Children’s Foundation grant. To qualify for a York Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children.... read more

Fox & Weeks proud to support Coastal Center for Developmental Services

Fox & Weeks was proud to be a sponsor for the 4th Annual Coastal Center for Developmental Services golf tournament on May 16 at the Landings Club that benefitted the CCDS Community Employment Services which has successfully placed more than 150 individuals with disabilities into Savannah’s workforce. CCDS is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) agency that provides training and employment-related services to more than 300 individuals with developmental disabilities. With the goal of empowering our people to make life choices, CCDS is dedicated to the rights and responsibilities of full community citizenship. This is achieved through education, advocacy, services and supports, and driven by individual choice.  CCDS has been active in the Savannah community for more than 35 years. In the past decade, CCDS has become a leading force in the state by providing innovative, meaningful and quality services to people with disabilities. Go to Coastal Center for Developmental Services to learn more about CCDS!... read more

Fox & Weeks present York Children’s Foundation grant to The Fresh Air Home

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to present a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $800 to The Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island in April. The Fresh Air Home is a Savannah tradition dating back to 1897 and remains dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged youth. Every summer, The Fresh Air Home opens its doors to hundreds of Savannah area children with the mission of improving the health of the children, building character and helping them grow into better men and women – both physically and morally. The Fresh Air Home is a non-profit organization operated and maintained by the Froebel Circle, a group of 50 dedicated women who are committed to serving God’s children. The Fresh Air Home is opened for eight weeks during the summer months, and each child is able to spend 11 days enjoying the ocean, salt air, playing on the beach and supervision by counselors of strong character. The maximum capacity of the Home at one time is 92 children, and the daily program at The Fresh Air Home includes play on the beach, supervised games on the camp grounds, crafts, music activities, Bible stories, and field trips. The purpose of the York Children’s Foundation is to award grants to non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a York Children’s Foundation grant. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the York Children’s Foundation program and has now distributed thousands of dollars to local non-profits serving children’s needs since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly to area non-profits chosen through an application process. The York Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s. To qualify for a York Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Go to York Children’s Foundation to learn more about this incredible program.... read more

Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to Matthew Reardon Center

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to present a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $800 to the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in April. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah is dedicated to the care and education of children with  Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through partnerships with existing medical, educational, and community services we provide special programs that enhance the quality of life for these children. Through the MRCA day school, Advance Academy and Advocacy and Outreach programs and community partnerships, the MRCA is able to provide programs and services designed to assist these children and their families and to enhance the quality of life for all. The purpose of the York Children’s Foundation is to award grants to non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a York Children’s Foundation grant. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the York Children’s Foundation program and has now distributed thousands of dollars to local non-profits serving children’s needs since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly to area non-profits chosen through an application process. The York Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s. To qualify for a York Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Go to York Children’s Foundation to learn more about this incredible program!... read more

Fox & Weeks presents York Children’s Foundation grant to volunteer dental clinic

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to present a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $500 to the Savannah Volunteer Dental Clinic for Children in March. The Savannah Volunteer Dental Clinic for Children is a non-profit program utilizing a network of volunteers from Savannah’s dental community actively participating in the preventative and therapeutic oral health care of the Coastal Empire’s underserved, uninsured children. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Felix Maher, DMD, the clinic has grown to serve more than 550 children and has a volunteer staff of nine general dentists, six dental specialists, eight dental hygienists and six dental assistants. The clinic is partnered with Savannah Technical College, Armstrong State University and the Medical College of Georgia, and dental students, dental hygiene students and dental assisting students assist in the treatment of patients as part of the clinical rotations. The purpose of the York Children’s Foundation is to award grants to non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a York Children’s Foundation grant. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the York Children’s Foundation program and has now distributed more than $10,000 to local non-profits serving children’s needs since 2012. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly to area non-profits chosen through an application process. The York Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s. To qualify for a York Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Go to York Children’s Foundation to learn more about this incredible program!... read more

Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Mike Brady a Marshall’s Aide for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Fox & Weeks funeral assistant Mike Brady will serve as a Marshall’s Aide for St. Patrick’ Day Parade Grand Marshall  Hugh E. Coleman this after serving on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee for the past 38 years. Brady, who has been with Fox & Weeks for more than 31 years, has played a variety of roles throughout the years. Fox & Weeks lends a limo to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee each year, and Brady has the honor of escorting the Grand Marshall to four breakfasts and Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist before the parade begins. Brady spent 10 years on the Executive Committee for the Parade Committee and served as the Assistant Secretary for seven years. From 1996-2011, Brady was responsible for recruiting bands to play in the parade, and he set a record in 2008 when he brought in 52 bands to march and play in the parade. Brady is a member of the Irish Heritage Society and Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a lifetime member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars post 4392. He is a member of the Veterans Council of Chatham County, he and his wife, Patti, two grandchildren. Click Fox & Weeks Staff to learn more about the entire Fox & Weeks family!... read more

Fox & Weeks a leading LLS Light the Night sponsor for 2014

Fox & Weeks is proud to announce that the funeral home’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night team was the Top Rookie Corporate Team in 2014 and finished second overall for corporate fundraising. Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign that brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors and remember those who were lost to the disease while shining a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Fox & Weeks raised more than $5,400 in 2014 in honor of David Cronise, a longtime Fox & Weeks funeral director who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. Fox & Weeks would like to thank everyone who made a donation to the campaign and especially thank everyone who walked with us through downtown Savannah to honor David and everyone else whose lives have been impacted by these insidious diseases. Throughout the country, millions of people contribute to this fundraising effort, and we are very proud we could do our part to help find a cure.... read more

Fox & Weeks sponsors Scottish Rite fundraiser

Fox & Weeks is proud to have been able to contribute to the ongoing mission of Scottish Rite Masonry in Savannah by donating the printing of tickets for the organization’s annual spaghetti diner fundraiser coming up at the end of January. Each year, hundreds of people purchase spaghetti dinners to show their support for the Scottish Rite Masonry in Savannah. Savannah has a long and rich Scottish Rite history, beginning as early as 1790. Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is commonly known as the Scottish Rite, and it is one of several appendant groups of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite in Georgia supports three primary public charitable activities: Childhood Learning  Disability Centers including the RiteCare Center at Armstrong State University, post-secondary scholarships and the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. The Scottish Rite focuses its outreach primarily on children’s charities in order to help develop healthy, intelligent, responsible adults who will lead this state and country in the future. Go to www.savannahscottishrite.org to learn more about Scottish Rite in Savannah.... read more

Fox & Weeks honors York Children’s Foundation grant recipients with plaque

Fox & Weeks is excited to reveal a plaque at our Hodgson Chapel honoring the recipients of York Children’s Foundation grants during the past two years! The York Children’s Foundation is a national organization dedicated to providing financial support to children’s charities throughout the country. Since introducing the program in 2012, Fox & Weeks has been able to distribute more than $10,000 in grant money and support several wonderful children’s charities in our community. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased. Those accumulated funds are distributed quarterly through an application process to non-profits serving children in the greater Savannah area. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in Savannah that actively participates in the York Children’s Foundation program and takes great pride in being able to support the many non-profit organizations in Savannah and the Coastal Empire dedicated to supporting children. Any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a York Children’s Foundation grant. To qualify for a York Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children. Stop by the Hodgson Chapel and have a look or click York Children’s Foundation to learn more about the York Children’s Foundation program!  ... read more

Fox & Weeks presents grant to Savannah Early Childhood Foundation

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was honored to award a York Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $750 to the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation. The Savannah Early Childhood Foundation is a groundbreaking organization founded in 2011 that pools community resources to ensure that all Savannah children are ready for school. Combining public and private resources, Savannah Early Childhood Foundation is focused on helping parents create high quality learning environments for their children starting at birth through age five through multi-session Early Learning College programs for parents in several neighborhoods throughout the city. Each time a family purchases a casket at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the cost is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased and the accumulated funds are distributed quarterly to area non-profits chosen through an application process. The York Children’s Foundation is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division and has delivered millions of dollars in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s. The purpose of the York Children’s Foundation is to award grants to non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting children, and any organization in the Coastal Empire with the primary purpose of providing for children’s needs is eligible to apply for a York Children’s Foundation grant. Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area actively participating in the York Children’s Foundation program and has now distributed more than $10,000 to local non-profits serving children’s needs since 2012. To qualify for a York Children’s Foundation grant through Fox & Weeks, an application must be submitted and an organization’s activities must be primarily directed towards the welfare and benefit of children.... read more

Fox & Weeks raises over $4,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night

The Fox & Weeks family gathered on October 17 at Forsyth Park for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night to walk in honor of staff member Dave Cronise, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. Dave was there and the team had a great time walking through the streets of downtown Savannah carrying lanterns to support the LLS mission and raise awareness of the need for community support. Fox & Weeks was able to raise more than $4,000 to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night walk funds research to advance therapies and treatments that are saving lives every day. It was a beautiful evening and a wonderful event. Congratulations to all of the survivors and supporters who made Light the Night a success again!... read more

Fox & Weeks supports Savannah AMBCUS Bowlapalooza 2014!

Fox & Weeks is proud to have been a sponsor at the 3rd annual Savannah AMBUCS Celebrity Bowlapalooza 2014 on October 11 at Savannah Lanes. The event generated more than $80,000 for Savannah AMBUCS and every team had a blast bowling together! Fox & Weeks vice president Matt Weeks was a celebrity bowler, and Matt’s team joined dozens of teams for a fun filled Saturday morning meeting new friends and supporting a wonderful cause. Savannah AMBUCS history with the special needs community in Savannah began with the Trustee’s School in 1955.In 1965 the Savannah Chapter of AMBUCS established a bowling league for special needs children. The AMBUCS Exceptional Bowling League was started initially for 7-16 year olds. As the bowlers aged, the league increased its age limits and ultimately became an adult league. The league currently bowls on Saturdays from September to May. AMBUCS is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people disabilities. Local Savannah AMBUCS members fulfill our organization’s mission by providing funding for weekly adult & monthly adolescent bowling leagues, providing AmTryke® therapeutic tricycles to individuals unable to operate a traditional bike and awarding college scholarships for therapy degree programs. Go to www.savannahambucs.com to learn more about Savannah AMBUCS and what you can do to help!    ... read more

 

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