TDS helps local communities this holiday season

Toys 4 Tots 2014Around the country, TDS employees are helping the communities we serve. They are helping with local events and giving back in many ways to help make the holidays brighter for everyone.

In Oklahoma:
The Elgin School District Christmas in-service, proudly sponsored by TDS, will feature a dinner and raise funds to provide Christmas gifts for children attending Elgin schools. Many of these kids are unlikely to receive a gift otherwise.

In Minnesota:
Earlier this month, TDS sponsored the Visit with Santa event in Monticello. TDS provided free activities for all to enjoy while the kids anxiously waited their turn to talk with Santa. There were craft projects to create, refreshments to enjoy, and entertainment to amuse. Families were also given photos of their kids visiting with Santa.

TDS also helped sponsor Winterfest in Winsted. The weekend-long community celebration included hay rides, a snowmobile show and swap, craft and bake sale, visits with Santa, crafts, treats, and a parade.

holiday giving 2014In Wisconsin:
TDS employees have been generously supporting a number of non-profit organizations. Giving Trees were placed throughout TDS offices in Dane County to benefit Independent Living, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Dane County Humane Society and Toys for Tots. The volume of giving was incredible—each organization received a van full of presents, plus, more than $500 in gift cards were donated and given to these organizations! Check out the photos.

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin was another beneficiary of employee support. The organization was selected as the Charity of Choice by employees and received a $7,000 donation. Combined with the non-perishable food that was donated and the phone bank TDS contributed for the Share Your Holidays Grand Finale event, the total TDS donation added up to nearly 28,000 meals. Plus, TDS made contributions to several other area food pantries to help meet the needs this holiday season.

TDS is also teaming up with Magic98, a local radio station in Dane County, to help make holiday wishes come true. Listen to Luke’s wish (and have your tissues ready).​

Feel free to add your comments below of things you’re doing to help others have a brighter day or holiday.

Second Harvest 2014

 
 

About Cindy Tomlinson

Cindy Tomlinson is the Associate Manager of Public Relations at TDS Telecom. She has a solid foundation in corporate public relations, social media, and reputation management. In order to generate news, Cindy has immersed herself in the technology. For the last eight years, Cindy has been generating positive awareness for TDS and the company’s products, services, employees, and involvement in the community in hundreds of local, state, national, and industry publications. She has a keen understanding of hosted, managed, and cloud services, VoIP, broadband, and telephony. With 20 years of Public Relations experience in a variety of settings (non-profit, agency and corporate) Cindy is quick to take on projects, learn about new technology, and seek opportunities to put the company in the spotlight. She is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point and can be found on Google+ and LinkedIn.
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