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U.S. Cellular awards more than $7,800 in funding for Joplin teachers through Calling All Teachers Campaign

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U.S. Cellular awards more than $7,800 in funding for Joplin teachers through Calling All Teachers Campaign

Teachers applied for funding for classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org

JOPLIN, Mo. – Thirteen teachers in Joplin recently received exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign. The wireless carrier worked with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers nationwide. The local donation of $7,804 will benefit students at six different Joplin area schools.

U.S. Cellular is dedicated to supporting education and the pressing needs of schools, and Calling All Teachers is one of the ways the company gives back to local communities.

“Teachers work very hard to make every student’s learning experience meaningful and fun, and U.S. Cellular is proud to support teachers’ efforts,” said Tommy Arens, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Joplin. “We are dedicated to the Joplin community and excited to contribute to the education of local students through this program.”

Teachers across the country posted classroom projects that covered a variety of topics, including language and literacy, math and science, music and the arts, health and sports and special needs. Some asked for novels, bookshelves and calculators, while others requested LCD projectors and digital cameras.

“U.S. Cellular’s continued support of education is helping to make an impact in schools across the nation,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “The company’s donations allow teachers to do more in the classroom, and our children reap the benefits.”

Also, starting on Nov. 4, U.S. Cellular is bringing back its Calling All Communities campaign for the fifth year. Schools can rally community support 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 improve their educational experience. Additional information is now available at www.uscellular.com.

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