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?
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Donate to a nonprofit
Video chat with a grandparent, elderly neighbor
Play a virtual board game with family or friends
Text a friend to check in
Share info about your favorite small biz
Shout out a non-profit for the great work they are doing
Donate blood, or if you can’t, share information on your social about how and where others can donate
Hand write a thank you note to your mail carrier, or delivery person
Challenge your colleagues to an online workout
Host a virtual Houseparty
Share the good news: spread virtual cheer by showing your friends your favorite feel-good meme or a heartwarming story you saw online
Turn off your electronics and have a picnic with your family in the backyard
Cut flowers for your neighbor
Create a neighborhood library and put books out for your neighbors to share
Drop a letter in the mail or send an email to a friend in another state
Order something from a local biz and ship to a friend
Have a friend teach you a new recipe over video chat
Take a virtual class to learn a new craft – and post a pic of your completed project online
Start a digital book club
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.