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— OneNeck IT Solutions, TDS Telecom, 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 Arizona Disabled Sports, an organization dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through the joy of sport. The organization was nominated by OneNeck Senior Service Engineer Douglas White. He has seen, firsthand, the numerous mental and physical benefits being in a competitive and accepting environment has had on the lives of disabled athletes.
This is one of the 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 OneNeck, visit oneneck.com.