Cox to Present Free Computers As Part of Connect2Compete Program
Macon, GA - Cox Communications will present 70 Middle Georgia families with a free refurbished desktop computer during an event from 3 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 23rd, at the Cox Capital Theater, 382 2nd Street in downtown Macon. In order to receive the computer, families had to show a commitment to their student’s education during the months of February and March, by signing up for the Connect2Compete program. Connect2Compete is a K12 program run by EveryoneOn, a national, not-for-profit organization that connects low income families with reduced price high speed Internet, reduced priced computers and free digital training.
In addition to presenting these 70 families with their free refurbished computer, families that attend the event and sign up for Connect2Compete will also be sent home with a refurbished computer as well, while supplies last.
The computer giveaway is made possible by a grant from the James M. Cox Foundation. The grant, awarded to the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council in Baton Rouge, LA, is supplying 500 refurbished computers to families in Cox’s Southeast Region including Middle Georgia.
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About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
About The James M. Cox Foundation
The James M. Cox Foundation provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where Cox Enterprises does business. The Foundation is concentrating its community support in several priority areas: Conservation and Environment; Early Childhood Education; Empowering Families and Individuals for Success; and Health.
For Immediate Release
April 22, 2015
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that aims to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers, and free digital literacy trainings accessible to all unconnected Americans. EveryoneOn aims to leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide opportunity to all Americans – regardless of age, race, geography, income or education level. EveryoneOn is sponsored by the Carlos Slim Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, and CitiGroup. For more information, visit www.Everyoneon.org.