U.S. Cellular Launches Nationwide Holiday Giving Campaign to Highlight Acts of Service by Youth

Wireless Carrier To Contribute $25,000 to Both the National 4-H
Council and Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Support Youth Initiatives
in Select Cities

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To celebrate the holiday charitable season, U.S. Cellular today
announced its Future of Good campaign that champions and invests in
youth who are doing good in their communities by supporting their causes
and increasing their impact. As a way to pay it forward, U.S. Cellular
will help amplify each child’s reach and inspire others to join in
building the Future of Good, in communities across America.

The wireless carrier is encouraging consumers to get involved in the
Future of Good by uploading a photo to the “Gallery of Good” on
futureofgood.com. For every photo submitted between December 3 and 31,
U.S. Cellular will contribute $2.50 each, to the National 4-H Council
and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to $25,000 each.

“At U.S. Cellular we take great pride in supporting youth in our local
communities,” said Grant Leech, vice president of Brand Management at
U.S. Cellular. “We’re thrilled to launch the Future of Good during the
season of giving and we encourage everyone across America to join our
movement by giving back in their own communities.”

U.S. Cellular selected three youth, who are doing extraordinary acts of
good in their communities, and will help promote and support their
respective causes. Their stories will be captured in documentary-style
videos and released throughout December. In addition to the “Gallery of
Good,” U.S. Cellular pledges both in-kind and monetary contributions to
each Future of Good recipient. Those recipients include:

  • Katie Prior of Oklahoma City, Okla., founded a Youth Trumpet & Taps
    that trains and sends high school trumpet player to perform
    live Taps and patriotic songs at veteran events and funerals. The
    organization is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and has locations
    in 26 cities across six states. U.S. Cellular will provide nearly
    $10,000 of total in-kind supplies and monetary contributions to the
    Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps. For more information visit http://trumpetandtaps.org.
    Her video will be released today.
  • Mason and Mackenzie Hymer and Abbey and Mati Goebel founded Bundles
    of Hope
    in Joplin, Mo., with the goal of supporting foster
    children in their transition to new homes. Together, they make care
    packages for children who are entering the foster care system for the
    first time or shifting placements. Each care packages includes
    journals, blankets, toiletries and any other new or gently used items
    that are contributed to the organization. To date, more than 900
    children have received a care package through Bundles of Hope, a
    501(c) (3) non-profit organization. U.S. Cellular will provide nearly
    $10,000 of total in-kind supplies and monetary contributions to
    Bundles of Hope. For more information, please visit www.bundlesofhope12.org.
    This video will be released December 9.
  • Lia Haile of Manitowoc, Wis., created Hopeful Hearts Club, a
    community organization of more than 600 adults and children that
    provides welcome bags, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and
    other events and goods for children who are staying at Hope House, the
    local homeless shelter in her community. Lia and the club work closely
    with local community leaders and businesses to acquire discounted
    goods and services for to support the events. U.S. Cellular will
    provide nearly $10,000 of total monetary contributions to Hopeful
    Hearts Club. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/HopefulHeartsClub.
    This video will be released December 14.

To learn more about the Future of Good program and how to get involved,
visit thefutureofgood.com and follow and tag social media posts with
#TheFutureOfGood. U.S. Cellular is committed to supporting the National
4-H Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America year round through
ongoing, focused efforts. U.S. Cellular also helps build future leaders
with year-round contributions to Science Technology Engineering Math
(STEM) educational programs.

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the
United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading
innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The
Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that
are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and
rural communities, and currently, 99 percent of customers have access to
4G LTE speeds. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates
Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn
more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or
uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with
U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular,
and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


for U.S. Cellular
Shane Arman
Public Relations Counsel
Media Relations, U.S. Cellular

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