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Fox & Weeks presents Matthews Children’s grant to Tharros Place
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors was privileged to present a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to Tharros Place, an organization headquartered in Savannah that provides support and shelter for survivors of human trafficking by providing residential services for girls between the ages of 12-17.
Fox & Weeks has now awarded more more than $60,000 in Matthews Children’s Foundation grants since launching the program in 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.
Tharros Place was created to serve the needs of survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, including trauma-informed care, transitional housing, restorative treatment and customized success plans. The mission of the organization is to cultivate a culture of courage for adolescent survivors of human trafficking through compassionate and safe residential care, empowered and respected staff and collaborative community outreach.
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 Coastal Empire or the South Carolina Lowcountry actively participating in the Matthews Children’s Foundation program supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to children.
Any organization in the area dedicated to 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 Helpful Information to learn more about the Matthews Children’s Foundation application process.