Local company raising funds for area schools
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2009 4:02 pm
Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) is dedicating September and October to raise funds for schools. A recent survey by OfficeMax found that 97 percent of the teachers surveyed said their schools were impacted by tighter budgets, and 86 percent of teachers said budgets cuts affected their ability to secure necessary classroom supplies. Frontier wants to help schools focus on their mission, not budget gaps.
The new program, Let’s Chalk Up A Cause, is the next phase of Frontier’s recent Great Donate – Let’s Talk Up A Cause, which resulted in the donation of thousands of dollars and food and supplies to local relief agencies in Frontier markets. The continuing effects of the economic slowdown prompted Frontier officials to keep the program going, this time with education in mind.
David R. Sudberry, local manager for Frontier, describes the program basics.
“We are asking local school officials if they want to participate in the program. If they do, the school’s faculty and students will be asked to share or take home material describing Frontier’s High Speed Internet service.
“Frontier will donate $25 to the school when a residential or commercial customer signs up for new Frontier High Speed Internet as a result of a school member’s efforts. It’s that simple.”
Schools may be pre-K, elementary, middle school, high school or even a college or university, and may be public or private.
“We hope to donate as much money as possible to schools so that students and teachers don’t bear the burden of making ends meet in the classroom.
“Frontier is a local company with deep roots in the community, and we want to help,” Sudberry said.
Anyone interested in signing up for Frontier High-Speed Internet should call 1-888-895-4958.or email email@example.com
More information is available at www.frontier.com.