Contribution will support area education programs.
RHEA COUNTY, July 28, 2014 — For over 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way both at the national and local levels. Today, AT&T continues this legacy of support through a contribution of 47000 to United Way of Bradley County. In 2014 alone, AT&T gave $5.33 million to 568 local United Ways across the country.
These funds will go to support our Imagination Library program. We have 900 plus book mailed out each month to Rhea County children ages 5 and under.
Christine Ralph – United Way of Rhea County
United Way of Chattanooga will use the contribution to support programs that create long lasting change in the local community. The United Way is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good, as is evident from the work the Rhea County United Way is doing in Tennessee For example, in the past year, the organization helped fund the Imagination Library Program in Rhea County that sends a book to every child until they go to kindergarten.
United Way of Rhea County Executive Director Christine Ralph plans to use these funds for education programs.
“These funds will go to support our Imagination Library program,” says Christine Ralph. “We have 900 plus book mailed out each month to Rhea County children ages 5 and under.”
The United Way of Rhea County support for programs with proven results in our community improves the lives of our citizens by connecting them with resources and expertise that helps them succeed.
MaryStewart Lewis – AT&T Regional Director
In addition to this contribution, each year AT&T employees take part in an employee giving campaign that provides millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations, including the United Way. In 2013, AT&T employees, including employee members of the Communication Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Telecommunications International Union, pledged $35.5 million through this campaign.
“AT&T shares United Way’s commitment to strengthening communities and improving lives,” said MaryStewart Lewis, Regional Director for AT&T “The United Way of Rhea County support for programs with proven results in our community improves the lives of our citizens by connecting them with resources and expertise that helps them succeed.”
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