Employee charitable giving program funding provides much-needed financial
support to thousands of organizations
VANCOUVER, Dec. 28 /CNW/ - TELUS, its team members and alumni donated
$5.5 million this year to more than 2,800 charities across Canada as part of
the Team TELUS Cares charitable giving program.
Through this program, TELUS team members and alumni can choose to make a
donation through payroll and pension deduction to more than 45,000 eligible
registered Canadian charities. TELUS matches donations to these charities
dollar for dollar.
"At TELUS, as individuals and as a team, we have the power to change the
lives of those less fortunate," said Nick Culo, vice-president, TELUS Public
and Community Affairs. "The Team TELUS Cares program is a great example of how
we give where we live to the benefit of many worthwhile causes in the
Some examples of charities chosen for support this year by TELUS team
members are the Canadian Cancer Society, BC Children's Hospital Foundation and
the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Overall since 2000, TELUS and its team members have contributed more than
$91 million to charitable and non-profit organizations and volunteered more
than 1.7 million hours of service to local communities. On September 29, 2007,
the TELUS team held its second annual TELUS Day of Service. On this one
special day, more than 6,000 team members, alumni, family and friends gave
more than 18,000 hours of community service to 225 TELUS-sponsored charitable
activities across Canada.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 million
customer connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. For more information
about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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