Sparklight associates deliver 903 pounds of food to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Sparklight helps those in need locally, participates in federal internet discount program

Associates from Sparklight of Joplin recently granted holiday wishes to local nonprofits. In conjunction with an organization-wide campaign, Sparklight made a 943-pound food donation to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Webb City. It also donated 42 new coats to Joplin Bright Futures, which will be distributed to underprivileged schoolchildren.

“We are very grateful to have caring companies like Sparklight extend the help our food pantry provides to individuals and families in need,” said Kelly Reddin, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Food Pantry Coordinator. “Through Sparklight’s generous donation, we can provide more food, especially essentials like flour, sugar and cooking oil. Thank you, Sparklight, for helping us provide nutritious food for multiple meals to those in need in our community. Some of the large families we support regularly include 6, 8 or 11 children. Their parents work but need a little extra support; the food Sparklight donated ensures everyone has good food cooked in the home.”

“We are so grateful for Sparklight’s donation of $1,000 worth of coats and warm clothing for our students in need,” said Amanda Stone, executive director of Bright Futures. “We are able to help our students who need us most because of community support like this. We are so thankful to Sparklight for keeping our kids warm this winter.”

The company’s annual campaign resulted in donations of more than 10,000 pounds of food to assist food banks in the areas it serves.

Do you qualify for discounted internet?

Sparklight has announced that it is participating in the federal program to provide discounted internet service to those who qualify.

Under the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, existing and new Sparklight customers can get the basic Sparklight service for free, or apply a $30 discount to obtain a faster plan. Help is also available to buy internet devices.

Sparklight (formerly Cable One) is the internet service provider in the Joplin area, including Webb City and Carterville.

Click here to submit an application.