Stay connected with #20ActsofConnection

As a company strongly rooted in our community, we wanted to do something focused on helping our neighbors and encouraging people to strengthen their connections with friends, family, and their communities during this time.

To spread some joy and celebrate our 20th service anniversary in Northern Virginia, we're launching the 20 Acts of Connection campaign.

Today for our first Act, we surprised The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools with a $20,000 donation through Cox Charities on behalf of our employees. We'll also be making a $5,000 donation in Fredericksburg.

And because we know not everyone can make a cash donation, we’ll be sharing lots of ideas on social media on ways to connect and support each other and our communities.

Will you join us?

Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtags #20ActsofConnection and #StayHome to share how you’re staying connected during this time.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Donate to a nonprofit

  2. Video chat with a grandparent, elderly neighbor

  3. Play a virtual board game with family or friends

  4. Text a friend to check in

  5. Share info about your favorite small biz

  6. Shout out a non-profit for the great work they are doing

  7. Donate blood, or if you can’t, share information on your social about how and where others can donate

  8. Hand write a thank you note to your mail carrier, or delivery person

  9. Challenge your colleagues to an online workout

  10. Host a virtual Houseparty

  11. Share the good news: spread virtual cheer by showing your friends your favorite feel-good meme or a heartwarming story you saw online

  12. Turn off your electronics and have a picnic with your family in the backyard

  13. Cut flowers for your neighbor

  14. Create a neighborhood library and put books out for your neighbors to share

  15. Drop a letter in the mail or send an email to a friend in another state

  16. Order something from a local biz and ship to a friend

  17. Have a friend teach you a new recipe over video chat

  18. Take a virtual class to learn a new craft – and post a pic of your completed project online

  19. Start a digital book club

  20. Host a Facebook live video to show the world what you are doing

How did Fairfax County Public School’s react to the surprise? Click play to find out.

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