Since 2005, we’ve grown our customer base from 30,000 to 1.5 million, and our workforce from 30 employees to more than 1,000!
To celebrate attaining 1.5 million customers, we decided to make a donation to three charities as a way of rewarding our customers and their respective communities. You might recall we made a similar donation-celebration when we reached one million customers in February of 2013.
This time we are planning to donate $150,000 apiece to three charities for a total donation of $450,000. But we faced a dilemma. With so many important charities to choose from, we didn’t know which three to select. That’s when we turned to our employees.
It is a result largely of their hard work and on-going commitment that we’ve been able to enjoy success as a company in the highly competitive mobile communications service industry. In fact, our employees, I believe, are the main reason why our customers voted us the #1 national mobile carrier in PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards survey.
So why not ask those same diligent employees to select the three national charities to receive these gifts? We did. Employees nominated their favorite charities and from that list of nominees employees voted and selected the below three as our recipients:
These charities represent not only our employee preferences, but are the same charities favored by our customers. It gives us great pleasure to create value for our customers and for their communities.
Thank you, one and all, many times over for helping us to continue to grow and thrive. Our success is your success.