Cox Cares Grants voting for 2011 is now closed. Please check back on September 30 for the announcement of the Nonprofit of the Year!
Home Delivered Meals for Seniors and Homebound Elderly
This project funds home delivered meals to South Orange County seniors/elderly who are homebound, unable to prepare meals for themselves, are at risk for malnutrition, and have special nutritional needs. 1,568 seniors will be fed over the
course of one year with this grant.
Mentoring Children of Prisoners
This project funds the "forgotten" children of Orange County- over 20,000 and growing who have parents in prison. A dedicated group of UCI students have developed a fun education summer camp for these vulnerable kids to provide over 100 students over age 11 with a camp experience to teach them about college life
and instill a love for learning.
Outreach: Community Education in Dance
This project funds 400 complimentary tickets to the annual production of the Nutcracker in November to local community groups like the San Pedro & Wilmington Boys & Girls Clubs, foster children and their families, and various senior groups.
Maintaining Seniors Safely at Home
This project funds an individual home safety evaluation, 24 months of a personal emergency response system service and an emergency preparadness kit to 36 isolated, homebound Irvine seniors identified with a high fall risk.
Dress for Success
This project funds the "Dress for Success" program, which provides gift cards to children of military families who have one or more parent deployed. Each child will receive a backpack as part of the "Pack for Success" program, and with the backpack will receive a $25 giftcard to a local retailer. Over 400 children will be served by this program.
Battling the Blues
This project funds the "Battling the Blues" program at the Susi Q Center, which is an individualized therapy program for senior women who are at-risk for depression. 50 to 75 senior women currently on a wait-list will benefit.
Cause for Alarm
This project funds Cause for Alarm, an outreach effort by Youth Services (teen volunteers) to canvas low-income senior trailer parks, speak with residents about fire safety and provide free smoke alarms and batteries to the residents. 1,000 people will benefit
from this project.
This project fund high school classes as they develop hands-on science and math lessons and teach these standard-based lessons to elementary students throughout the year. 1,750 students in the Capistrano Unified School District will benefit from this project.
Mentoring Abused Children in Orange and Santa Barbara Counties
This project funds equipment (backpacks, ID badges, awards, etc.) and training to provide mentors for 50-75 abused or neglected children in Orange County and Santa Barbara's foster care systems.
Team Kids LemonAID Kits
This project funds the mobilization of entire communities (city/school/police/fire) to empower youth as compassionate leaders through the production and distribution of 200 Team Kids LemonAID kits. LemonAID kits are offered at no cost to children, and contain all needed supplies for running a lemonade stand to assist the child in raising funds for local nonprofits.