TDS Telecom Gives Back on its First TDS Cares Day

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is celebrating its core values by holding its first TDS Cares Day to give back to the communities it serves. TDS associates across the U.S. are volunteering where they live and making donations to nonprofit organizations across the company’s footprint.

“Our associates live out our shared values every day, but this is a great opportunity to give an extra focus on what really drives our business forward:  our associates and their passion for their communities,” said Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Drew Petersen.

TDS will be donating $500 a piece to two worthwhile nonprofits, Capitol K9s and Brown Paws Rescue, at a TDS Cares lunch outside its headquarters on 525 Junction Road, Madison from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6.

Here are more examples of TDS associates investing in the people and the communities they serve:

  • In Jefferson, Wisconsin, TDS is donating money to help replace the freezer at the Jefferson Food Pantry.
  • In Nampa, Idaho, associates are marking National Visually Impaired Day with a donation to the Nampa Public Library Low Vision Center.
  • In Green Bay, Wisconsin, associates are stocking “The Fridge” in a local park.
  • In Farragut, Tennessee, TDS is donating diapers to the organization, Helping Mamas.
  • In Lovington, New Mexico, donuts are being delivered to local deputies.
  • In Dodgeville and Mineral Point, Wisconsin, TDS is donating to two local food pantries.
  • In Janesville, Wisconsin, associates are volunteering at a men’s shelter.

TDS Cares initiatives occur throughout the year and through the Be Good Citizens program, TDS provides associates with 16 hours of paid time off every year to volunteer at the 501c3 organization of their choice.

The core values of the company include the following: drive customer loyalty, champion inclusivity, invest in people & communities, act with integrity, and foster teamwork.


Media Contact: Missy Kellor | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4836 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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