WASHINGTON, NC (WNCT) – During the company’s eighth annual “Giving Month,” UScellular associates will celebrate Earth Day by taking part in a variety of volunteer opportunities across eastern North Carolina.
In Washington, local UScellular associates coordinated activity for the youth of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the Coastal Plain Washington unit to complete a campus beautification project with ground cleaning and planting of spring flowers. A special planting event will be held Thursday at the Boys & Girls Club where members and staff will be joined by UScellular associates in planting activities around the location, which is 1028 N. Bridge St. in Washington.
With a particular focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming and learning, UScellular’s community efforts engage local youth in hands-on experiences. The company helps motivate students to better understand how their own volunteerism, coupled with technology, can create solutions to improve their communities.
“We are constantly looking for ways to involve local youth in these kinds of hands-on projects. Connecting and connecting here in the DC community is something that is continually at the forefront of UScellular’s educational outreach efforts,” said Jeremy Taylor, UScellular’s Director of Sales in the east of North Carolina.
“To continue our work with the members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain Washington unit is a privilege. Working side-by-side with local youth gives us the opportunity to spark ideas and shape future leaders in Washington’s community and business.
UScellular continually seeks ways to positively impact the environments of local communities during the Earth Day celebration and throughout the year. In 2021, UScellular customers redeemed more than 186,000 devices through its Exchange program, which diverted nearly 84,000 pounds of e-waste from landfills and prevented nearly 240,000,000 gallons of water pollution.
UScellular has a longstanding commitment to community and education. Since 2009, UScellular has donated nearly $21.4 million plus countless experiments and technology items to nonprofits across the country. For more information on UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please visit https://www.uscellular.com/get-to-know-us/community-outreach.