US Cellular Visits Cedar Rapids Organization with Donation
Company Spreads Locally Grown Joy to Support Waypoint
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Dec. 8, 2021) – To celebrate the holiday season and the meaningful value of community, US Cellular has donated items to Waypoint in Cedar Rapids.
Traveling in a holiday-themed truck, the company delivered $5,000 in gifts to Waypoint kids ages 0-12 before the Winter Wonderland event. These gifts include dolls and accessories, food and kitchen play, craft kits, action figures, board games, puzzles, blocks, Legos, cars and trucks, as well as educational and riding toys.
These gifts are among more than 70 donations US Cellular will make to help connect with its local communities and spread joy this holiday season.
“Giving back to the people and organizations that make the Corridor an area we are proud to call home is what this season is all about,” US Cellular East Iowa Director of Sales Josh Olbricht said. “Especially after last year, it is a true joy to celebrate and connect with the organizations that make our community special.”
Through this initiative, organizations from hospitals to local Boys & Girls Clubs will receive a little extra cheer. Gifts range from toys for children to food donations for local homeless shelters.
In addition to community gifts, US Cellular has a sweepstakes where $10,000 will go to the winner and another $10,000 will go to the Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) program of the winner’s choice at locallygrownjoy.uscellular.com.
US Cellular has a longstanding commitment to supporting its local communities through donations and volunteerism. Since 2009, the company has donated more than $20.9 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country. For more information about US Cellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to https://www.uscellular.com/get-to-know-us/community-outreach.
About US Cellular
US Cellular is the fourth-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 is building a stronger network with the latest 5G technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with UScellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
For more information, contact:
Kevin Schuster, Public Relations Counsel Bridget Ballek, US Cellular
Cell: 402.917.6001 331.385.2215
The national initiative created by Points of Light is described Service Enterprise as a program that “strengthens the capacity of nonprofits to fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills to address community needs,” which is exactly what Waypoint needed to take the volunteer program to the next level.
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