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.