The Children's Society of Utah received a $25,000 donation from the American Express Foundation, bringing the foundation's support of the agency to $75,000.

The money will support the agency's child care resource and referral service, "The Child Care Connection."James F. Welch, chairman of American Express' philanthropic committee in Utah, said he hopes the Child Care Connection will continue to provide quality child care referrals to employees of the company and residents of the Wasatch Front. "We anticipate this grant will aid the expansion efforts of child care resource and referrals throughout Utah."

Child Care Connection provides information about child care providers in the area, and trained staff give parents seeking child care the names of available providers in their area. They also counsel parents on appropriate care considerations for their children.