Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Golden Gate youth ready for new school year thanks to Cox Communications
Excited kids lined up this past Saturday as Cox Communications provided necessary school supplies for the youth at Golden Gate Community Center, a member of Arizona’s Children Association family of agencies. Students served within the Golden Gate Community live primarily below the poverty level, often doing without basic school supplies and uniforms needed, but Cox Communications has generously stepped in to provide needed items to start their school year off right.
In previous years, donations of school supplies for these children has been provided by another donor, but when they were not able to follow through this year, Cox stepped in at the last minute to ensure that none of these children headed to school empty-handed. Cox Communications’ support will allow nearly 100 children to start school with the basics and help relieve some of the financial stress that can burden families at the beginning of the school year.
“We are so thankful to Cox for making the back-to-school event a wonderful occasion,” said Joanna Marroquin, kinship coordinator for Golden Gate Community Center. “The families were so happy to have had this help.”
With a mission ‘to provide programs and services that improve the quality of life for children and families in west central Phoenix neighborhoods’, Golden Gate has always been a beacon of hope to those in the surrounding community. Golden Gate Community Center offers an array of fitness, recreation, health and education programs and classes for children, youth, adults and seniors.
For more information about the programs and services at Golden Gate Community Center, visit www.goldengatecenter.org or call 602.233.0017.