July 23, 2014  

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Favre Foundation’s Contributions to Children’s Center Top $200,000

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The Favre 4 Hope Foundation recently presented a gift of $20,000 to The Children's Center for Communication and Development at Southern Miss. Pictured here, left to right: Margaret Buttross-Brinegar, Brett Favre, Deanna Favre, Harper Askea, 2, Maria Askea and Children's Center Director Cindy Bivins. (Photo by Kelly Dunn)

With its most recent gift of $20,000, the Favre 4 Hope Foundation has now contributed more than $200,000 to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

“The Children’s Center is deeply honored and grateful to be a charity partner of the Favre 4 Hope Foundation,” said Children’s Center Director Cindy Bivins. “Brett and Deanna’s benevolence enables The Children’s Center to build on its foundation of exemplary early intervention services for our state’s youngest children with disabilities and their families, while providing invaluable training for our University students in related fields of study.” 

Established in 1974, The Children’s Center is a full service, intensive, transdisciplinary program within the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Southern Miss. The Center directly serves more than 90 children and their families from as many as 22 South Mississippi counties.

The children served represent a range of disabilities that include various communication and developmental disorders, such as Down syndrome, hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, autism, Rett syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, aphasia, apraxia, and conditions related to premature birth.

“Deanna and I enjoyed the visit with our charity partners; we also met a few of the children benefiting from the programs,” said Brett Favre. “The children are always a testament to the positive influence our partners are having in the communities they serve.”

To learn more about the Favre 4 Hope Foundation and its charity partners visit www.favre4hope.com. For more information about The Children’s Center for Communication and Development call 601.266.5222 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/early-intervention-childrens