Committed to our community
Giving back is an integral part of the culture at TDS. From hands-on volunteering, to in-kind and financial support, TDS takes a vested interest in the growth and success of the communities we serve. In fact, community involvement is so imperative to our core beliefs that we started the “Be Good Citizens” program, which provides employees with 16 hours of paid time off every year to volunteer. In 2017, nearly 550 employees took advantage of this opportunity, totaling more than 1,600 hours of community service. However they choose to get involved, employees repeatedly tell us how they value the personal growth and satisfaction they gain from helping others.
To meet community needs, TDS created the LeRoy T. Carlson Pioneer Club’s Community Outreach Program. Yes, it's named after the founder of TDS! Nearly every month, this group promotes events and activities where employees can choose to donate their time and service.