T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has recently announced a significant donation of $50,000 to support nonprofit organizations in Hawaii and Washington that are actively making a positive impact in their communities. This generous contribution is part of T-Mobile’s ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility and community engagement.
The five selected nonprofit organizations, namely Ferndale Food Bank, Generating Hope, Habitat for Humanity Seattle–King & Kittitas Counties (SKKC), Maui Food Bank, and the Maui Strong Foundation, each received a $10,000 donation. T-Mobile employees in Hawaii and Washington were given the opportunity to choose these organizations as recipients through the company’s Difference Maker Award. This award, initiated last year, recognizes outstanding business performance areas across the company on a quarterly basis.
Winning employees had the privilege of presenting the donation checks and dedicating a day of service at each organization. This marks the third quarter of recognition, following previous acknowledgments in Puerto Rico and Virginia.
Jon Freier, President of T-Mobile Consumer Group, expressed appreciation for the exceptional contributions of T-Mobile employees in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest, emphasizing the impact of the Difference Maker Award in empowering employees to support causes close to their hearts.
The selected organizations reflect a diverse range of community needs and efforts. The Ferndale Food Bank, based in Ferndale, Washington, is dedicated to distributing food and providing support to community members with dignity and respect, especially during challenging times such as the economic aftermath of COVID-19.
Generating Hope, located in Wapato, Washington, focuses on addressing housing insecurity and homelessness in the Yakama Nation area, offering overnight shelter through Noah’s Ark and support services.
Habitat for Humanity Seattle–King & Kittitas Counties (SKKC) in Renton, Washington, builds, repairs, and preserves affordable housing, benefiting around 900 residents annually with programs like homeownership, home repairs, homeowner education, and Habitat stores.
The Maui Food Bank, situated in Maui, Hawaii, is on a mission to help the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships, distributing over 4.5 million pounds of safe, nutritious food each year.
The Maui Strong Foundation, a part of the Hawaii Community Foundation, supports short and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the devastating Maui wildfires.
This donation aligns with T-Mobile’s ongoing commitment to making a positive difference in communities throughout Hawaii and Washington. Other investments include the Hometown Grants program, supporting small towns each year for city beautification projects and public improvements, and the HQ Grants program, providing funding to nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area for digital connectivity solutions, digital literacy training, and job skilling.
Furthermore, T-Mobile’s Project 10Million initiative, a $10.7 billion effort aimed at closing the digital divide in education, has provided free internet connectivity and mobile hotspots to over 60,000 students across more than 100 school districts in Hawaii and Washington. Through various education programs, T-Mobile has connected nearly 6 million students across the U.S. and contributed $6.4 billion in services by the end of 2023.