Over the past several weeks, employees, friends and family members of the MOX Services team raised $57,010 for Childrenís Place, the largest amount ever raised by the company.

ďEvery year, we make a concerted effort to do our part in helping to raise as much money as possible from our MOX family for Childrenís Place,Ē said Kelly Trice, president and CEO for the MOX project, who also served as a Celebrity Waiter Night host this year. ďThis was an exceptional year for our employees and their generosity. I am very proud of the effort they made this year.Ē

MOX Services raised the money through a series of events, including Celebrity Waiter Night and the MOX Childrenís Place golf tournament at Woodside Plantation Country Club. Other fundraising activities included bake sales, lunches for MOX employees and an auction.

Childrenís Place is a child and family development center serving at-risk children in Aiken County. MOX has raised funds for the nonprofit for the past eight years.

Funds raised from the Celebrity Waiter event included a $5 donation from each meal and tips from the diners, who were served by the volunteer waiters from MOX Services at Travinia Italian Kitchen in Aiken.

Shaw AREVA MOX Services LLC has a contract with the U.S. Department of Energyís National Nuclear Security Administration to design, build and operate a facility to convert surplus nuclear weapons-grade plutonium into reactor fuel for use in commercial nuclear power plants.

This work supports NNSAís nuclear nonproliferation program to eliminate nuclear weapons-grade plutonium in the U.S.