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Sparklight Awards $7,000 to Joplin Nonprofit, Recovery Outreach Community Center


Feb. 24, 2023 – Joplin, MO– Sparklight®, a leading broadband communications provider, recently awarded a $7,000 grant to Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROC) through the company’s Charitable Giving Fund. Twenty-eight non-profit organizations across the company’s 24-state footprint received grants totaling more than $110,000 during the company’s most recent award period.


Recovery Outreach Community Center offers mental health, addiction support and long-term recovery support to the people of Jasper and Newton counties, providing resources and necessary skills or services needed to create a productive life. The grant will be used for equipment to continue outreach to local businesses and organizations to inform local employers of the economic, social and cultural benefits to providing a recovery-friendly workplace, and the benefit of seeking talent from those who are in recovery through its Recovery Friendly Workplaces program.


“We are so grateful to Sparklight for their generous grant to help us develop Recovery Friendly Workplaces,” said Teddy Steen, ROCC Executive Director. “I love the fact that Sparklight gives back to the nonprofit organizations in their local communities – they are a good partner to the communities that they serve.” 


The Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards nearly $250,000 in grants to local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations served by the Cable One family of brands (Sparklight®, Fidelity Communications, Hargray, ValuNet Fiber and CableAmerica), concentrates support in the following priority areas:

Nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to apply for a grant during open application periods each spring and fall. Applications for spring 2023 grants will open between April 1-30, 2023.


The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts, which include:


For more information about the Sparklight Charitable Giving Fund, visit





About Sparklight
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Sparklight Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.



Michelle Portillo
Director, Corporate Communications