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[February 04, 2013]
Consumer Cellular Reports Employee Donations and Volunteer Efforts
Feb 04, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Consumer Cellular and its employees gave more than $365,000 to local and national causes and donated hundreds of hours within the company's local communities of Portland, Phoenix and Redmond (Ore.).
"As a company, we have always been very passionate about charitable giving, but our employees' willingness to give their time and donations makes it a much more rewarding experience," said John Marick, CEO, Consumer Cellular, in a release. "Our employees can take pride in 2012 as the company's most successful philanthropic year to date thanks to their generous donations of time, money, and hard work." In 2012, Consumer Cellular employees: -Provided 121 pints of blood at four on-site Red Cross Blood Drives -Raised more than $15,250 by running in the Portland and Phoenix Race for the Cure events -Gave $10,180 in school supplies to kids in need -Donated over 782 hours repackaging bulk food at local food pantries -Donated 28,722 pounds of food, supplying 22,093 meals for local Fill the Bag Food Drives -Adopted several families and provided gifts from the Giving Tree including clothes, toys, toiletries, gift cards, books, and games Last year, Consumer Cellular implemented a Charity Match Program and continued its successful Phone Recycling Program. By matching donations and volunteer hours up to $250 per employee, Consumer Cellular provided a matching opportunity of approximately $160,000. Also, as part of the company's Phone Recycling Program, over 25,000 phones were recycled and $29,616 in proceeds went to support Doernbecher Children's Hospital, a pediatric health center and Children's Miracle Network partner.
On behalf of its customers who switched to email billing, Consumer Cellular donated $150,000 to the National Parks Conservation Association.
Consumer Cellular is a wireless provider.
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