• Cox partners with WDSU, WalMart for Student Connections, a Drive-thru School Supply Giveaway

    August 06, 2020
    Cox partners with WDSU, WalMart for Student Connections, a Drive-thru School Supply Giveaway
    Approximately 3,000 children will receive school supplies ahead of the school year
    What: Safely pick up backpacks filled with school supplies in a drive-thru, limited contact environment

    When: Saturday, August 8, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM

    Where:  United Way of Southeast Louisiana, 2515 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

    Description: Cox is proud to partner with WDSU and Wal-Mart to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for New Orleans area children. The event will take place Saturday August 8, 2020 at United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Parents will have the opportunity to drive through, in a safe manner, to retrieve the backpacks with limited contact. 

    *Parents should bring a valid photo ID and SNAP Card or Social Security Award letter in order to receive supplies. 

    Cox has been working to bridge the digital divide by providing reduced cost wifi to families in need through its Connect2Compete program. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Cox has provided more than 36,000 families with reduced cost wifi through the Connect2Compete program.  As many schools prepare for a return to the classroom, which will look very different from years past, we recognize there’s also a need for school supplies. 
    “Cox and our employees are committed to helping our neighbors in the New Orleans area,” said Kevin Monroe, New Orleans market vice president for Cox. “Now more than ever, it’s important that we come together to help provide area school children with the tools they need for a successful school year.” 

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    Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

    Media Contact: Sharon Truxillo, Public Affairs Director, 504-358-6110, sharon.truxillo@cox.com
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