|By Marketwired .||
|June 6, 2014 10:00 AM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/14 -- (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) - On the heels of its national Day of Giving, TELUS is inviting Canadians to share how they give back in their communities. Until July 16, Canadians who share their community giving photos and stories at givewherewelive.ca and on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #givewherewelive will give their favourite charity or cause the opportunity to receive up to $50,000 from TELUS.
"Giving back in the communities where we live, work and play is part of TELUS' DNA and we're consistently inspired by others who are making a difference by giving their time and support to organizations in need," said Jill Schnarr, vice president, Community Affairs, TELUS. "Amazing things happen when we come together to give where we live, and we're proud to recognize Canadians who share their stories of giving with a grant that will positively impact the people and organizations they help each and every day."
By embracing its Give Where We Live philosophy, TELUS, its team members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. In 2013 alone, TELUS contributed more than $46 million to charities and non-profit organizations across Canada.
TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.5 billion of annual revenue and 13.3 million customer connections, including 7.8 million wireless customers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet customers and 842,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
TELUS Media Relations