TDS hosts first Toys for Tots drive in Stevens Point

Residents gain a new donation drop-off location at TDS' retail store

TDS is proud to support Toys for Tots by hosting it’s first-ever toy drive in Stevens Point, Wis.  Area residents are invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or book until December 13. Donations are welcomed Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the TDS retail location at 3296 Church Street.

“The holidays can be very challenging for parents who may be torn between making ends meet and making the holidays special for their children,” says Ashley Heil, associate manager of Field Marketing at TDS. “We hope residents will join us to help make the holidays brighter for those in need by contributing.”  

TDS, a long-time supporter of Toys for Tots, has hosted toy drives at its Madison, Wis. headquarters for nearly two decades. With TDS’ new retail space, the company is expanding its collection efforts. Those who donate will receive an entry to win a Nest learning thermostat for every toy they bring to the drive.

“TDS has a strong philanthropic history because it is a key part of our company culture,” says Heil. “It’s a pleasure to join the strong giving community here in Stevens Point.”

This toy drive comes on the heels of a hat and mitten drive to benefit the Family Crisis Center, which was also the recipient of a $500 TDS donation to fund other needed programs.

TDS and the city of Stevens Point announced a partnership in January to build a fiber-optic network for residents within the city limits. The first areas are expected to be available to customers next year. For more information about TDS products residents can visit the Stevens Point retail location or visit TDSFiber.com.

Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by Marines and volunteers offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. The program believes it is such experiences that help disadvantaged children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org

Media Contact: Missy Kellor | Associate Manager—Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4836 | missy.kellor@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 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 tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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