Spectrum awards $1,000 to ‘I Support the Girls’

Guests in attendance include representatives from “I Support the Girls,” state Rep. Katie Stuart, Edwardsville City Administrator Kevin Head and City Alderwoman Janet Stack.

Spectrum is donating $1,000 to “I Support the Girls,” as part of the company’s community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants. The grant recipients offer a variety of important outreach programs ranging from assisting veterans to providing shelter for the homeless and much more.

I Support the Girls provides undergarments and personal hygiene product to women and girls in the Metro East and St. Louis areas, including donations to homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and many other organizations. The grant will help cover program expenses and to purchase undergarments and other personal items.

As part of a special recognition ceremony, Spectrum presented leaders and staff of I Support the Girls with a check to commemorate the donation.

“Through Spectrum Employee Community Grants, we’re proud to provide support to vital community organizations with which our local employees are already volunteering their time and talent,” said Rob Burton, area vice president. “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”

In its inaugural year, Spectrum Employee Community Grants provides funding to local nonprofits throughout the company’s 41-state service area. Recipients deliver critical social services, helping underserved residents meet basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing, job training and neighborhood safety. Each awardee is nominated by one of the company’s 98,000 U.S. employees who has volunteered with the organization for at least one year.

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