Press release from U.S. Cellular:
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 22, 2019) – U.S. Cellular announced a $5000 donation to Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Buncombe County in Asheville to provide K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities to youth for the fifth consecutive year. This is part of a $1 million donation to clubs across the country and $70,500 in North Carolina. With a particular focus on STEM programming and learning, U.S. Cellular’s charitable efforts have funded more than 50 Boys & Girls Clubs afterschool and academic enrichment programs for the last five years.
“Creating bonds and building connections is something that is continuously at the forefront of U.S. Cellular’s educational outreach efforts,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in western North Carolina. “Continuing our work with Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Buncombe County is an absolute honor. Nothing is more fruitful than seeing local youth apply real-world concepts from STEM projects and other educational tools that the clubs provide.”
During the company’s fifth annual “Month of Giving,” U.S. Cellular associates will celebrate National Volunteer Month in April by taking part in a variety of volunteer opportunities. Employees will help youth learn more about STEM-focused careers and professions through hands-on sessions and demonstrations. With the help of JASON Learning, the company will also look to motivate students to gain a better understanding of how technology can help create solutions to improve their communities.
U.S. Cellular volunteers joined youth from the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Buncombe County to plant vegetable seedlings in celebration of the donation and Earth Day on April 22.
U.S. Cellular has a longstanding commitment to the community and education. The company has contributed more than $14.5 million to K-12 education since 2009. In 2018, U.S. Cellular associates volunteered at more than 200 events and are committed to volunteering 35,000 hours in its local communities again in 2019.
For more information, go to www.uscellular.com/about/community-outreach.