Fox & Weeks presents York Children's Foundation grant to Union Mission
SAVANNAH – Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a York Children's Foundation grant in the amount of $750 to the Magdalene Project at Union Mission in August. The Magdalene Project is a 22-bed shelter for women and children that offers immediate temporary housing for those in the most need and provides necessary school supplies for children in need. 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 more than $2 million in grants throughout the country since its introduction in the early 1990s. Since beginning its participation in the York Children’s Foundation program in 2012, Fox & Weeks has awarded nearly $10,000 in grants to charitable organizations in the area dedicated to supporting children and children’s causes. "The money Union Mission received from Fox & Weeks and the York Children's Foundation will be used to supply the homeless children that we serve with clothing and school supplies," said Union Mission Emergency Services Manager Jeanette Ortiz-Andreou. "We at Magdalene Project want to ensure that our homeless children are prepared and have the needed supplies so that they may be successful in school. We thank Fox & Weeks for this donation." 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 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. 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. Click York Children's Foundation grant application to learn more about the York Children's Foundation and review the grant application.