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Cox Charities to present grants to local nonprofits

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Several local non-profit organizations are getting some support from Cox Charities.

During its sixth grant presentation on Tuesday at Texas Station, Cox Charities, Cox Communications' charitable arm, will award $150,000 to 35 local non-profits that support Southern Nevada's children, families and education.

Cox Charities will award 20 organizations with $5,000 grants, including Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth - William Fry Drop-In Center, Best Buddies Nevada - Ambassadors Program, and Touro University Nevada - Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

The remaining organizations will receive grants ranging from $2,000 to $4,800. They include Lied Discovery Children's Museum-House Calls Program, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada - Hometown Heroes Program, and Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada - Health & Wellness Garden.

Marketing vice president Mike Bolognini says he is happy to provide the financial support.

"On behalf of the 1,300 employees of Cox Communications, Las Vegas, we are tremendously proud to support these diverse Southern Nevada organizations and the very important work each does," he said.

Cox Charities has awarded nearly $750,000 to local organizations since 2007. For more information, visit www.coxcharitieslv.com.

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