Monday, October 14, 2013

U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities Campaign - #HelloBetter

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U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities (CAC) campaign will return for the fifth year November 4-25 and now is the time to prepare and rally your community to support a local school.

This campaign challenges schools to rally community support to vote for their school for the chance to win a share of $500,000 to fund what their students need the most. The top 20 schools that garner the most community votes will each win $25,000 to use as they wish to enhance their educational experience. There is only one vote per person, so the entire community needs to get involved.

There are many ways to rally our community. U.S. Cellular suggests the following ways to get involved:

When the campaign launches, there will be a printable flyer on the website that can help you spread the word in the community.

Post information on your school’s website with a link to the U.S. Cellular website for updates.

Engage sports teams, the school band or student groups to help spread the word by handing out campaign flyers available on

Ask local businesses to share campaign flyers with their customers or hang flyers on their premises.

Even get the Principal involved for some fun incentives like a pie-throwing contests.

Since the program began in 2008, U.S. Cellular has awarded $4 million to 56 schools across the country. Past winners of the Calling All Communities campaign have used their winnings in a variety of ways to strengthen the learning experience for thousands of students. Many winning schools outfitted their classrooms with new computers, improved outdated infrastructure and renovated gymnasiums, kitchens and science labs. A few gave scholarships to graduating students while others donated some of their winnings to non-profits around the world.

U.S. Cellular is an active member of their customers’ communities and believes this campaign is a great way to engage all of their communities to work towards a common goal.

My two sons are Freshmen in high school and are holding fundraisers to purchase iPads for their school. Although I believe in old-fashion paper and pen, I also believe schools need to keep up with today's technology. U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities Campaign would be a great way for their high school to possibly get the money they need. I'm in support of companies that don't sit behind the bench, and instead get out on the field to help school and communities. I will be discussing this campaign with my kids' schools to promote it and garner interest.

Community members can find out more about the program and their local U.S. Cellular location. For locals, that location would be 2810 Broadway in Quincy.

Do your kids use technology in school or to help with homework? What could your kids' school use this money for if granted to them?


alissa apel said...

My kids are pretty young, but they will need a family computer someday soon I'm sure.