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The Soho Center and its Director, Jeanna Beker, have been been repeatedly recognized, funded, and supported by three Virginia Attorney Generals for Soho Center's innovative literacy and health initiatives. 

Soho was just one of two non-profits to receive Attorney General funding from a multi-state anti-trust suit to launch the Virginia Health Information Project.  Soho's Virginia Health Information Project is routinely in Google's Top 3 for "health information for Virginia."  Soho was also one of just five non-profits selected to develop a state-wide children's literacy initiative.  Our Children's Literacy Website is routinely in Google's Top 3 for "children's literacy."





Jeanna Beker with  Attorneys General Mark Earley, Jerry Kilgore, and Bob McDonnell



F O U N D A T I O N,   C O R P O R A T E,   A N D   A D D I T I O N A L   P U B L I C    S U P P O R T

$804,000 Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the Soho Center's REACH Initiative to promote quality child care and pilot innovative outreach, networking, and training strategies.  Includes videos, PSAs, web, print support, large-scale multi-state databases, and 1-800-A1-KIDS-1 information number.

Funding from The UPS Foundation to distribute 7,000 copies of the Soho Center's well-reviewed National Child Care Resource Directory (5th Edition) to Virginia Head Start programs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other groups and agencies caring for over 100,000 children.

$97,500 Grant from UPS Foundation and $10,000 Grant from Reed Elsevier to support the National Children's Literacy Information Project's Children's Literacy Web Site and related activities.  $26,000 Grant from Hewlett-Packard in support of the the Soho Center's National Children's Literacy Information Project. Additional on-going support from Kars4Kids.

$175,000 Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the Soho Center's VIDEO Project for a sophisticated, media-based campaign (including television commercials and print) to increase participation in the USDA Child Care Food Program.

56 Read to Achieve Grants from Southland/7-Eleven Corporation that allows the Soho Center to purchase and distribute over $115,000 of quality children's books and literacy materials to over 2,000 child care providers.
 

$100,000 Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the Soho Center's Comprehensive Child Care Initiative to enhance family day care including nutrition education, food reimbursements, child care training, children's literacy, injury prevention, child care referrals, and related support services.

13 Injury Prevention Grants from the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Emergency Services to allow the Soho Center to distribute free home safety devices (fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, safety gates, etc.) to providers. 

$60,000 in Planning and Technical Assistance, Quality Enhancement, and Planning Grants to increase the quality and availability of child care including region-wide training for family day care providers.

$30,000 Innovation Grant from the Center on Rural Development.  Certificate of Special Recognition from the Council on Coordinating Prevention for Soho's "innovative efforts in improving and expanding child care in rural areas."

Voluntary Registration, USDA Food Program, and related services to providers in 41 VA counties enhancing child care for thousands of children and distributing over $1,000,000 to child care providers for nutritious children's food.



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We have recently expanded our facility with the help of  donors and corporate supporters.

Please Click Here for a tour of our new addition.



General Corporate Support

Abbey Carpet/For The Floor, Airborne Express,  Albemarle Heating and Air,  Ayres Accounting, Belleville Supply,
BekerBots, Better Living, Berger Building Products, Broan-NuTone, Brown Sheep Company, Burt's Bees,
Carpenter Co., Crutchfield, Culpeper Wood Preservers, Delmar, DuctMedic, Duhart, ECK Supply, 84-Lumber,
Encyclopedia Britannica, EO Products, Fasco, GAF, GBA, General Shale, Grolier, Hanckel-Citizens,
Hanna-Andersson, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, HughesNetIKON Office SystemsIR Security and Safety,
James Hardie, Inc., Kohler Company, M3, Inc., Martin Marietta, Mechums River Security Concepts,
McClung Companies, Microsoft, Noland Corporation,  Partlow's Tree Service, Pelouze, PermaTreat, Prestige Cablevision,
RWM CastersRadio Shack, The Roof Center, Satco Products, Southland/7-Eleven, 3M, Tec Laboratories, Tennsco/Estey,
United Parcel Service, Virginia National BankWachovia Bank, N.A., Wainwright Tile & Stone, Weaver Works,
Whole Foods Market, Williams Corner Bookstore, Womansday.com, WVIR-TV, WFXR-TV, WRLH-TV,
WTVR-TV, WJPR-TV, WWBT-TV, WINA/WQMZY, and Young, Nicholas, Branner & Phillips


Technology Sector Support

3Com, ICE, AKGAcoustic Research, Adaptec, Adcom, Alan Weiss Productions, Altered Image,
American Power Conversion, Anton-Bauer,  Allaire, ArtBeats SoftwareArtel Software,  AVID Technology,
Belkin, CTX International, C-NPR, Caere/OmniPage, CAIG Laboratories, Chosen Pictures,  CoffeeCup Software,
Computer Science for KidsJLCooper Electronics, DataDirect Networks, Diehl Graphsoft, DigiDesign, DigiEffects,
EnerSys,  FireTrust Software, FreePrintable.net, Grant Products, Grisoft, Hayes Microcomputer,  Healthology,
Hewlett-Packard, High Mountain, HughesNet, Intel, Interex/XLR8, Jasc SoftwareJuice Media, Kingston Technology,
LaserTools, Lenmar, Lexar Media, LiveImage/MediaTech, Logitech, Lutron Electronics, Malkoff Devices
Medved QuoteTracker, MetaProducts Software, MetaCreations, Middle Atlantic Products, Monster Cable,
Nikon USA, Norton Utilities, Nakamichi,  Paradise Productions, Park Production Group, Play It Again PCs,
PC Power & Cooling, Pair Networks, Polk Audio, PortaBracePowerTweak, PowerQuest, Puffin Designs,
Rancilio, Sharp Electronics, Silicon Prairie Software, Thornsoft, Traveling Software, U.S. Robotics, Vinten,
Visiontek, WRQ/AtGuard, Wacom Technologies, Xerox, and Sirius/XM.
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The Soho Center hopes you'll support our efforts on behalf of children,
literacy,
health and nutrition, and the child care field as you plan your charitable giving.
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Please Click Here for various support options, including a true Zero Cost donation option
for Virginia businesses and individuals. 




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