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MISSION, Texas – The Buckner Rio Grande Children’s Home was the recipient of a $20,000 grant from The Maximus Foundation, the independent, employee-led, 501c3 nonprofit organization established by the Maximus Board of Directors in 2000. Buckner was awarded the grant due to its dedication towards children and family development and serving vulnerable communities.
The Buckner Rio Grande Children’s Home provides campus foster homes for children. Foster families live in Buckner-owned cottages, providing a consistent home environment for children who are in the state’s custody and may have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The grant will support the 2023 operating budget for Buckner and help better serve vulnerable children and families in the Rio Grande Valley through foster care and adoption services.
The Buckner Rio Grande Children’s Home is a program of Buckner Children and Family Services, a faith-based nonprofit ministry dedicated to protecting children, strengthening families, and transforming generations through a variety of programs.
“I want to extend a big thank you to the Maximus Foundation,” said Criselda Cuevas, director of administration and operations for Buckner in the Rio Grande Valley. “Their continued support has made them a valuable collaborator in our efforts to serve our community for many years now. We are grateful for their generosity to Buckner and to the people of the Rio Grande Valley.”
The Maximus Foundation focuses on community development, healthcare, and youth development programs such as child abuse prevention and support services.
The Maximus Foundation awarded Buckner its first grant in 2013. Employees of Maximus, a leading employer and provider of government services worldwide, have since volunteered with Buckner in many capacities, from hosting drives to collect school supplies for children served by Buckner to offering trainings for Buckner foster care staff and parents.
“On behalf of the Maximus Foundation, I congratulate the Buckner Rio Grande Children’s Homeon becoming a Maximus Foundation grantee. Buckner has shown the importance of engaging, encouraging, and supporting all the members of their communities,” said Arvenita Washington Cherry, Maximus Foundation President and Chairperson. “Their work around inclusion reminds us that, together, we can empower individuals and families in your community. We congratulate Buckner Children and Family Services for their dedication to the community and look forward to our partnership.”
About Buckner Rio Grande Valley:
Buckner Rio Grande Valley, based in Mission,is a faith-based nonprofit ministry dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children, families and senior adults. Buckner Rio Grande Valley is an extension of Buckner International, which was founded in 1879 in Texas and today serves people in the United States and internationally through a variety of programs designed to protect children, strengthen families, transform generations and serve seniors. These programs include foster care and adoption, family transition programs, community-based family preservation programs and retirement services for senior adults. Buckner also provides humanitarian aid and crisis relief to poverty-stricken children and families. Visit Buckner.org/Rio-Grande-Valley to learn more or get involved.
As a leading strategic partner to governments across the globe, Maximus helps improve the delivery of public services amid complex technology, health, economic, environmental, and social challenges. With a deep understanding of program service delivery, acute insights that achieve operational excellence, and an extensive awareness of the needs of the people being served, our employees advance the critical missions of our partners. Maximus delivers innovative business process management, impactful consulting services, and technology solutions that provide improved outcomes for the public and higher levels of productivity and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. For more information, visit maximus.com.
About the Maximus Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Maximus, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. The Maximus Foundation is completely funded by Maximus and its employees, in partnership with local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health, and community development.