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