PHOENIX, Mar. 6, 2008 Qwest today announced more than $15,000 in grants will be divided among three Arizona organizations through the Qwest Family Work & Development Fund (Fund). The Fund is a unique partnership of Qwest and the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The Fund supports family care programs that address the evolving needs of employees, their families and their communities.

The following Qwest Arizona employees and their nominated organizations were awarded grants through the Fund for 2008:
  • Scott Stevenson – Tu Nidito Children and Family Services, Tucson – Helping Families Impacted by the Death of a Parent, Sibling or Other Loved One
  • Donna Hinterberg – The Family School, Phoenix – Provides Expanded Initiatives in Early Childhood Education and After school Programming
  •  David Leclair – Tent Camps for Children, Phoenix – Planned Summer Camps Mentoring and Intervention for Inner-City and Troubled Youth
 
"Qwest’s Family Work & Development Fund is a great partnership with CWA and an extraordinary way for employees to engage in their communities," said Pat Quinn, Qwest president for Arizona. "The grants help connect employees with many very unique programs targeted towards Arizona families."
The primary objective of the Fund is to provide new or expanded initiatives in the areas of child, youth, and disabled adult or elder-care services.

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