An annual tradition at SaskTel continues to be a massive help in dozens of communities across Saskatchewan, including right here in Moose Jaw.

In a program called TelCare, employees are asked to participate in a voluntary payroll deduction throughout the year. This deduction then goes towards dozens of charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the province. SaskTel matches 50% of every donation contributed.

In Moose Jaw, TelCare donated a total of $2,249.99 to Hunger in Moose Jaw, the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank, and the Lung Association of Saskatchewan.

“Saskatchewan people are known for their generosity, and year over year the employees at SaskTel have been an outstanding example of this,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “It’s wonderful to see so many people continue to support non profit organizations in their own communities.”

In 2021, 648 employees enrolled in the program and raised nearly $140,000 from their payroll deductions.

“SaskTel employees really are the driving force behind TelCare” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “What makes me proud to work for a company like SaskTel is that the corporation and its employees have always embraced giving back to the communities where we live and work and I’m glad to say the same for 2021.”

The $140,000 was matched with SaskTel’s promise to contribute 50% of every donation. This brought the total up to $209,000 which allowed the funds to be distributed among 47 organizations across 9 different communities.

Teddy Bears Anonymous is one of the supported programs in TelCare which will be able to gift 1,150 teddy bears to sick children in Saskatchewan Hospitals, EMS, and Air Medevac Services thanks to TelCare.

 

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