AFL Presents $30,000 in Community Outreach Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations
AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer and service provider, presented $30,000 in community outreach grants to three local nonprofit organizations. Made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the grants support education and social outreach programs.
AFL awarded $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate in support of its efforts to provide after school care for low income families. Not only does this grant help to provide working families and parents with access to affordable after school care and peace of mind, but it also helps to provide a high quality service to its students, which includes activities centered around five core areas of academic enrichment, leadership and character, health and life skills, arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Greg Tolbert, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs, accepted the grant.
AFL presented $15,000 to the Middle Tyger Community Center in order to support its Family Counseling and Play Therapy Center. This grant provides mental health services to families with children and adolescents who will not otherwise be able to afford counseling services. MTCC will offer skill-focused counseling sessions to help clients develop coping skills that allow them to address the challenges in their lives. The grant was accepted by Andrea Moore, executive director of the Center.
AFL granted $10,000 to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation in support of its iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp, which is one of many integral parts of GSSM’s STEM Continuous Engagement Model. AFL’s grant will help the iTEAMS Xtreme summer day camp to introduce diverse populations to studies and careers in computer technology, programming and business; increase experience and understanding of technology, business concepts and entrepreneurship; stimulate innovative thinking, practice cooperative work skills, inspire interest in other STEM programs and create paths to higher education.
“AFL’s Community Outreach Program focuses on two areas – education and social programs,” commented Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “This year’s recipients excel at reaching children and families, offering programs that will enlighten them and help them achieve higher goals.”
AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program that provides grants, sponsorships, employee engagement projects, disaster relief and more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
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