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US Cellular presents grants

By Staff | Jan 2, 2015

JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. – U.S. Cellular delivered exciting news to four area teachers that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers program. This is the company’s fourth time working with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org and this year funded $1 million in impactful and engaging classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. The local donation of $32,369.80 supports 52 teachers, benefiting more than 2983 students in West Virginia.

U.S. Cellular is committed to supporting education and Calling All Teachers is one of the ways the company gives back to local communities.

Locally two Jefferson County Schools received money for four classroom projects totaling $3,257.17 they were:

Ranson Elementary School was awarded $930.71 for Project “Bouncing Readers Get Technical,” impacting 72 students, $912.58 for Project ‘Getting Creative with Science,’ impacting 60 students and $452.08 for Project ‘Listening to Quality Literature,’ impacting 25 students. T A Lowery Elementary School awarded $961.80 for Project “Exploring with Nonfiction,” impacting 21 students.

“U.S. Cellular is proud to support and salute teachers’ efforts to ensure every student has a meaningful learning experience,” said Jack Brundige, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-South. “We are dedicated to Virginia and excited to lend a hand to teachers in ensuring educational excellence of local students through this program.”

Earlier in the fall, teachers across the U.S. Cellular footprint posted classroom projects for funding consideration that covered a variety of topics, including language and literacy, math and science, music and the arts, health and sports and special needs. Some asked for classroom reading rugs, teaching easels and books while others requested foreign language tools and tablets.

Twenty seven percent of funded projects included a technological aspect such as iPads and tablets.

“U.S. Cellulars continued support of education is helping change the classroom experience in a powerful way,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “The company’s donation of $1 million enables teachers to create impactful learning moments which last a lifetime.”

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits 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 its high-speed network. Currently, nearly 90 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds, and more than 93 percent will have access by the end of 2014. 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.