Cox, Menchie’s present to Assess a Need propagandize supply campaign

February 1, 2017 - School Supplies

The Assess a Need module got a boost recently with donations from dual area businesses.

Cox Communications presented a $2,500 extend to a propagandize supply campaign, a initial endowment by Cox Charities, an employee-funded organization.

On Tuesday, Menchie’s hold a fundraiser, donating all of a deduction from a special $5 crater it offered.

“Each year, Assess a Need helps thousands of students in Livingston Parish accept a propagandize reserve they need to be successful in a classroom,” pronounced Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor, unite and owners of Assess a Need.

“Each year, we are faced with a plea of assembly a flourishing need, and any year we are sanctified to have inexhaustible village members and businesses step brazen and help,” Taylor said.

Last year noted Assess a Need’s 16th uninterrupted campaign, assisting scarcely 3,000 students as a 2016-2017 propagandize year began.

The free classification was called behind into movement only days after when a Great Flood of 2016 strike on Aug. 12-13.

Taylor pronounced a module immediately began collecting donations and distributing propagandize reserve and materials to students and schools.

“We are really beholden to employees of Cox Communications for investing in a students, who are a destiny of a parish; generally during this time when so many families are still spiteful from a detriment and extinction of a floods in August,” Taylor said.

“We are so beholden for a partnership with a internal Menchie’s locations,” Taylor added. “It’s a eagerness of a internal businesses and village members to support a module and a students of Livingston Parish year after year that allows us to be successful.”

“Even in formidable times, a village stays strong,” he said.

Cox’s employee-driven campaign, “Give Where You Live,” launched final fall.

It stipulated that dollars lifted in any market, by payroll deductions, were earmarked for programs in those markets. 

Livingston Parish is one of 6 parishes lonesome by a program.

“Cox Charities is both saved and guided by employees,” pronounced Anthony Pope, comparison clamp boss and segment manager for Cox Southeast region.

“A internal group of 12 dedicated employees review by each focus and dynamic how a dollars would be invested behind into a communities we serve.

“Our association and a employees are ardent about ancillary programs that definitely impact where we do business,” Pope said.

Meanwhile, Menchie’s Denham Springs plcae was one of 5 to take partial in a fundraiser, according to Travis Hood, Menchie’s authorization owners and manager. 

Hood added, “We chose to work with Assess a Need since of a extensive work they do to support internal students in need.” 

“We take honour in giving behind to a communities and what improved time than now given a hardships a Livingston Parish communities are confronting due to a new flood.”

Assess a Need also perceived donations from Menchie’s vendors, Scott’s Dairy, Dawn Foods and Letica.

According to Pope, some-more than $42,000 was distributed by a Baton Rouge area in a form of Community Investment Grants and Innovation in Education Grants.   

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Kevin Fambrough is a contributor during a Livingston Parish News. He can be reached at You can follow him on Twitter during @fambroughkevin.

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