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Calling All Teachers to fund $1 million in school projects

Friday, August 22, 2014

U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program.

Last year, the company contributed $500,000 toward educational materials for improved classroom experiences.

U.S. Cellular is working with DonorsChoose.org for a fourth time, and encourages teachers to post their projects on the site for potential funding.

DonorsChoose.org is a charity website that helps teachers identify funds from corporate and individual donations for classroom projects.

“Teachers play such a transformative role in student achievement, and we want to help ensure they have the necessary tools to provide a positive learning experience,” said Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England.

“The Calling All Teachers program allows us to impact teachers and students in our entire footprint and create unique opportunities for teachers to engage, inspire and educate in the classroom.”

Public school teachers in grades K-12 can register at DonorsChoose.org and affiliate as a U.S. Cellular teacher, and they can post their classroom projects for funding consideration.

U.S. Cellular has funded more than 4,500 classroom projects to date, and has contributed more than $7 million through this and other philanthropic programming.

All projects must be submitted by Sunday, Sept. 21. Selected projects will be in announced in October.

For more information, visit uscellular.com.

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