U.S. CELLULAR LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE HOLIDAY GIVING CAMPAIGN TO HIGHLIGHT ACTS
OF SERVICE BY YOUTH
CHICAGO (DEC. 3)– To celebrate the holiday charitable season, U.S. Cellular today announced its Future of Good campaign that champions and invests in youth who are doing good in their communities by supporting their causes and increasing their impact. As a way to pay it forward, U.S. Cellular will help amplify each child's reach and inspire others to join in building the Future of Good, in communities across America.
The wireless carrier is encouraging consumers to get involved in the Future of Good by uploading a photo to the "Gallery of Good" on futureofgood.com. For every photo submitted between December 3 and 31, U.S. Cellular will contribute $2.50 each, to the National 4-H Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to $25,000 each.
"At U.S. Cellular we take great pride in supporting youth in our local communities," said Grant Leech, vice president of Brand Management at U.S. Cellular. "We're thrilled to launch the Future of Good during the season of giving and we encourage everyone across America to join our movement by giving back in their own communities."
U.S. Cellular selected three youth, who are doing extraordinary acts of good in their communities, and will help promote and support their respective causes. Their stories will be captured in documentary-style videos and released throughout December. In addition to the "Gallery of Good," U.S. Cellular pledges both in-kind and monetary contributions to each Future of Good recipient. Those recipients include:
- Katie Prior of Oklahoma City, Okla., founded a Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps that trains and sends high school trumpet player to perform live Taps and patriotic songs at veteran events and funerals. The organization is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and has locations in 26 cities across six states. U.S. Cellular will provide nearly $10,000 of total in-kind supplies and monetary contributions to the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps. For more information visit trumpetandtaps.org. Her video will be released today.
- Mason and Mackenzie Hymer and Abbey and Mati Goebel founded Bundles of Hope in Joplin, Mo., with the goal of supporting foster children in their transition to new homes. Together, they make care packages for children who are entering the foster care system for the first time or shifting placements. Each care packages includes journals, blankets, toiletries and any other new or gently used items that are contributed to the organization. To date, more than 900 children have received a care package through Bundles of Hope, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. U.S. Cellular will provide nearly $10,000 of total in-kind supplies and monetary contributions to Bundles of Hope. For more information, please visit www.bundlesofhope12.org. This video will be released December 9.
- Lia Haile of Manitowoc, Wis., created Hopeful Hearts Club, a community organization of more than 600 adults and children that provides welcome bags, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and other events and goods for children who are staying at Hope House, the local homeless shelter in her community. Lia and the club work closely with local community leaders and businesses to acquire discounted goods and services for to support the events. U.S. Cellular will provide nearly $10,000 of total monetary contributions to Hopeful Hearts Club. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/HopefulHeartsClub. This video will be released December 14.
To learn more about the Future of Good program and how to get involved, visit thefutureofgood.com and follow and tag social media posts with #TheFutureOfGood. U.S. Cellular is committed to supporting the National 4-H Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America year round through ongoing, focused efforts. U.S. Cellular also helps build future leaders with year-round contributions to Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) educational programs.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities, and currently, 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
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