Sparklight awards $1,500 to Duncan nonprofit One True Light | Community

Sparklight®, a broadband communications provider, recently awarded a $1,500 grant to One True Light through the company’s Charitable Giving Fund.

Twenty-eight non-profit organizations across the company’s 24-state footprint received grants totaling more than $110,000 during the company’s most recent award period.

 One True Light serves children in the Duncan community through their Link ONE Mentoring program and Summer Food and Fun. These two programs work together to ensure local children have healthy meals during the summer and healthy relationships with individuals in the community throughout the year. 

“The Sparklight grant will be used for the Summer Food and Fund program to provide healthy breakfast and lunch meals at two locations,” said Joan Brock, One True Light Executive Director. “Last year we served 150-200 lunch meals a day. Thank you for supporting the program.”

The Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards nearly $250,000 in grants to local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations served by the Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, Hargray, ValuNet Fiber and CableAmerica), concentrates support in the following priority areas:

• Education and Digital Literacy

• Food Insecurity

• Community Development

 Nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to apply for a grant during open application periods each spring and fall. Applications for spring 2023 grants will open between April 1-30, 2023. 

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:

• Chromebooks for Kids, an initiative in which the company donates Chromebooks to Title I schools across its footprint. To date the company has donated more than 2,600 Chromebooks to help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.

• Supporting national organizations dedicated to advancing education and diversity, including the Emma Bowen Foundation and the National Diversity Council. 

• Supporting the mission of Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, as well as health, arts, and leadership and advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

• Planting trees through the Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of customers who switch to paperless billing. By the end of 2022, the company will have planted 120,000 trees in its markets and national forests.

• Supporting the mission of Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up and beautifying communities across the U.S. 

• Addressing food insecurity across its footprint through the donation of more than 46 tons of food and nearly $400,00 since 2018.

For more information about the Sparklight Charitable Giving Fund, visit www.sparklight.com/charitablegiving.

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