TDS donates $3,000 to K9 Lifeline Rescue, Inc.
K9 Lifeline Rescue received the most employee votes in TDS’ 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) has launched the 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving initiative. In conjunction with its subsidiaries—TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, Suttle-Straus and U.S. Cellular—the company will be giving $50,000 to charities across the country in 2019, based solely on employee recommendations and votes.
One of the recipients is K9 Lifeline Rescue, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping pets find permanent, loving homes. K9 Lifeline Rescue supports rural shelters in Wisconsin and Illinois, where adoption rates are low and open space is limited. The organization was nominated by TDS Telecom Senior Network Specialist Colleen Remer, who has saved the lives of hundreds of dogs over the past eight years as a foster for the organization.
This is one of many charitable organizations that will receive support from the TDS 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving initiative. Through November 2019, employees will have the opportunity to nominate, and then vote for charities selected by their co-workers. The two organizations that garner the most votes each month will receive $3,000 and $1,000, respectively. In December, employees will vote again and two of the 22 winning organizations will receive an additional $4,000 or $2,000.
The founder of Telephone and Data Systems, Roy Carlson, once said, “I firmly believe that a local community is best served by local people who are aware of local needs.”
For TDS, being good citizens has always been a part of the company’s mission. The company viewed this anniversary celebration as a natural way to celebrate and give back. For more information about community involvement, visit tdstelecom.com.