Submitted by: Cox Enterprises
Posted: May 05, 2020 – 11:21 AM EST
ATLANTA, May 05 /CSRwire/ - Cox Enterprises is sponsoring Georgia Gives Day, an event organized by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) on Giving Tuesday Now, the global day of giving developed in emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Today, the GCN will host a Giving Tuesday Now Facebook Livestream at noon (EST) to highlight several of Georgia’s nonprofits that sustain communities around the state. The livestream will broadcast messages and programming produced by hundreds of Georgia’s nonprofits.
Along with the Cox-owned Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), Cox Enterprises joins several corporate partners including the Coca-Cola Foundation, Chick-fil-A, Mercedes-Benz and more to encourage Georgians to donate to local causes or organizations. On the Georgia Gives website, GAgives.org, donors can easily search for nonprofits and causes they care about — and donate within minutes.
“Our communities need us more than ever and we’re proud to rally together with the AJC and other local companies to make a meaningful impact. This pandemic has radically changed so many lives here in Georgia and we are honored to play a role in supporting the community,” said Maury Wolfe, AVP of corporate responsibility and public affairs at Cox Enterprises.
“There are so many organizations in Georgia that are experiencing unprecedented need right now,” said Donna Hall, publisher of the AJC. “Supporting the community and bringing awareness to this kind of local fundraising is core to who we are, and we can’t wait to see the outcome of Georgia Gives Day.”
In addition to sponsoring Georgia Gives Day, the James M. Cox Foundation, the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises, is supporting the Feed the Frontline initiative for Giving Tuesday Now. Feed the Frontline, a program established by the James M. Cox Foundation and Emory Healthcare, provides meals to Atlanta’s frontline workers. Learn more and donate at http://feedthefrontline.emory.edu/.
Giving Tuesday, which typically takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global day of generosity and charitable contributions. With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the increased need in communities across the world, a new Giving Tuesday — Giving Tuesday Now — will take place on May 5. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #GivingTuesdayNow across social media.
Learn more about the global movement at Now.GivingTuesday.org.
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is dedicated to building a better future through our leading communications, automotive and media companies. Our major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Automotive, and we are strategically investing in new industries and emerging technologies, with sizeable interests in clean technology and health care. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Cox is a global company with $21 billion in annual revenues and brands that include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Cox Homelife. Founded in 1898 by Ohio Governor James M. Cox, the company is a family-owned business committed to its people, communities and planet. To learn more about Cox, visit coxenterprises.com, view our Sustainability Report at coxcsrreport.com, or follow us on Twitter via @CoxEnterprises or @AlexTaylor_Cox.
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