I am a Blogger Ambassador for U.S. Cellular and am sharing information on community connections via this partnership.
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I think it is awesome when companies take the time and effort to give back to local communities. It is those communities that allow the company to operate and survive, after all, so giving back shows me that the company appreciates it’s customers. This is one reason why I am a loyal customer of U.S. Cellular, and am happy to share the information about their Community Connections program.
What is Community Connections?
Last year, U.S. Cellular sponsored more than 700 school groups and youth sports teams through a partnership with Pear, an online platform that connects local brands with local community needs. Right now academic and athletic groups (K-12) within U.S. Cellular’s markets can sign up at www.pearup.com/uscellular to receive sponsorships from the company to go towards the needs of their group.
How Community Connections Works
Through this program, U.S. Cellular sponsors hundreds of local youth groups, school programs and sports teams, such as little leagues, youth soccer clubs, school dance teams and bands.
Once an interested group signs up at the website, they have ten days to generate support from neighbors, friends, family and their community to earn points by completing simple tasks such as visiting U.S. Cellular’s website, following U.S. Cellular on its social channels or answering a short survey.
Points are then converted into dollars that go directly to the organization or group, and each group can earn up to $1,000 that can be used towards uniforms, equipment or other program needs.
Last year, U.S. Cellular provided $295,000 to youth organizations and school groups through this program, and this year the company will provide up to $300,000.
In addition, in 2015 the company contributed $1.35 million to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focused education programs through its partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council.
Be sure to let us know once you’ve signed up for Community Connections and I’ll send out a tweet in support of your group. Just comment below with the link to your Pear share link!