Every year, TDS employees reach out to help those less fortunate during the holiday season and throughout the year. Whether it’s sponsoring local holiday parades or hosting food drives, TDS employees can be found volunteering in their communities.
TDS is celebrating its 50th anniversary of business this year. One of the ways, TDS has celebrated is through its 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving. Employees submitted more than 500 charities and then voted for 22 charities that TDS donated $1,000 to each one. An additional $28,000 will be donated to charities submitted and voted on by TDS employees. Some of the charities benefiting from the 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving include: March of Dimes, Lung Cancer Research Foundation, National MS Society, National Kidney Foundation, Humane Society of the United States, and No Kid Hungry.
“Our communities are at the center of our businesses and it is our responsibility as a good corporation citizen to give back to the places and people that contribute to the sustainability and long term success of TDS,” said LeRoy T. Carson, Jr, president and CEO of TDS.
TDS began in 1969 as a collection of 10 small, rural telephone companies. “The foundation of our company formed around small communities that started their own telephone companies. Fifty years later, TDS is a Fortune 1000 company with six million customers nationwide. Today, we are investing in technology like fiber and 5G,” said Carlson.
In our TDS cable markets, here are some of the events TDS has been involved in throughout 2019 and this holiday season:
Arvada: Taste of Arvada (vendor sponsor)
Cortez: Home and Garden show (vendor sponsor)
Johnstown: Chamber of Commerce, vice president and Turkey Trot (Gold sponsor)
Mead: Movie in the Park, and Concerts in the Park (vendor sponsor)
Milliken: BBQ Beef & Bean Day and Parade, and Finally Friday, (vendor sponsor)
Severance: Severance Day (vendor sponsor)
Wellington: Business Expo, Fourth of July Parade, Well-O-Rama, Oktoberfest, and Christmas Parade (vendor sponsor)
Alamogordo: Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, Sip into Spring (vendor sponsor), Earth Day, Desert Light Film Festival, Balloon Invitational Otero Festival, and Alamogordo Christmas Parade
Carlsbad: Cavernfest and Carlsbad Wine Festival (vendor sponsor)
Holloman Air Force Base: Super Bowl Party sponsor, TDS Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Military Children’s Carnival, Summer Bash, Wing Pride Run, Red, White & Blue 5K (sponsor), Summer Reading Program (sponsor), and Harvest Festival (sponsor),
Hobbs: February Fest, and Otero County Fair (vendor sponsor),
Lovington: Smokin on the Plaza (vendor sponsor)
Mesquite: Mesquite Heart Walk, Mesquite Days, Mesquite Home and Garden Show, Mudd Volleyball – Rotary Club, Glow Fun Run — Mesquite 5K (TDS team), and Parade of Lights.
Cedar City: Cedar City Home & Garden Show, Utah Summer Games Golf Tournament, and Party in the Park Summer Games,
St. George: Toy’s for Tot’s wrapping party, Dixie Power Kite Festival, Cotton Days – Movie in the Park, Cotton Fest, Roots for Kids volunteer day, Peach Days, University of Utah Homecoming Game Watch Day sponsor, Dixie State University game day sponsor, Stuff the Suitcases School Supply Drive, Solomon’s Porch Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, Neighborhood Connection, and St. George Streetfest,