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Foundation receives $20K grant

  The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., has received a $20,000 grant from Comcast.  The grant will be used to fund the foundation’s education and child abuse prevention programs taught in public and private elementary schools in the Northeast Florida area.

 “The Monique Burr Foundation for Children is an inspiring organization that is educating and providing hope in the lives of thousands of children, and we are extremely excited to be part of bringing its mission to life in our community,” said Ann Murphy, Comcast Director of Government Affairs and Community Relations. “At Comcast, we believe in giving back to those who support the children of our community.  They are the future of this city and it is an honor to present the foundation with a grant that will help them continue to spread the important message of child abuse prevention education.”

 The $20,000 grant is a significant contribution to the foundation’s continuing mission to educate local teachers, children and their parents on safety from all forms of child abuse, bullying and neglect.

 “We are honored that Comcast has chosen our foundation to receive a grant for the second consecutive year, in particular that it is the largest grant they have given to any nonprofit organization in our area. The grant will impact thousands of children by providing preventative and awareness programs in our schools,” said Lynn Layton, Executive Director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. “It is our mission to educate, prevent and eradicate abuse and neglect of all kinds and this grant will bring us closer to that goal.”

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