Provided by AT&T
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 $25,000 to the Lubbock Area United Way. In 2014 alone, AT&T gave $5.33 million to 568 local United Ways across the country.
Lubbock Area United Way 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 Lubbock Area United Way is doing in Texas. For example, in the past year, the organization funded programs such as youth mentoring, school readiness, child abuse prevention, adult literacy, disaster services, legal assistance, and many more.
"We fund programs to address needs and remove barriers with the belief that by addressing the root causes of these issues we can empower individuals and families to take charge of the quality of their lives," stated President & CEO Glenn Cochran.
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 Jesse Pauda, AT&T Call Center Manager. "The Lubbock Area United Way's 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."