Calling All Teachers FAQs
What is Calling All Teachers (CAT)?CAT is a program conducted by U.S. Cellular in collaboration with DonorsChoose.org that supports K-12 public school teachers (including charter school teachers). This program will fund $1,000,000 worth of classroom projects submitted by teachers at public schools located within our retail footprint.
What are the key dates to keep in mind with CAT?
- July: Associates rally communities to encourage K-12 public school teachers to register as U.S. Cellular teachers
- August 11 — September 21: K-12 public school teachers throughout our footprint post classroom projects for funding consideration October: U.S. Cellular funds classroom projects up to a total of $1,000,000
- October — November: Associates visit select schools to celebrate with teachers and students whose classroom projects received funding
How does a teacher register as a "U.S. Cellular teacher" and submit a project?From August 11 through September 21, public school teachers should register with U.S. Cellular and submit a project for funding consideration by going to www.donorschoose.org/uscellular. When teachers register as a "U.S. Cellular teacher," they identify themselves as wanting to participate in our program and thus qualify for consideration for U.S. Cellular funding. Please click on the "How to post a project" link under Resources to learn more about posting a project.
What types of classroom project requests will U.S. Cellular fund?We will consider funding classroom project requests valued between $100 and $1,000 that are successfully submitted to DonorsChoose.org. We encourage you to visit DonorsChoose.org to learn more about the types of projects for which teachers request funding to help fulfill basic classroom needs such as books, art supplies, and calculators among others.
Do teachers have to be U.S. Cellular customers in order to participate in CAT?There is no requirement to be a U.S. Cellular customer. All K-12 public school teachers within our retail footprint are eligible to participate. But all teacher must register as a U.S. Cellular teacher to have their project considered for funding.