TDS Telecom Donates to Sleep In Heavenly Peace


TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS) is proud to make a donation to Sleep In Heavenly Peace as part of the company’s new Week of Giving campaign.

The $1,500 donation will help Sleep in Heavenly Peace fulfill its mission of building, assembling and delivering bunk beds to children and families in need. While Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a national organization, the money raised locally stays in the community to help Central Oregon families.

“We thank TDS for their generous donation. These funds will be used to buy materials to build beds for children in need and support our mission of ‘No kid sleeps on the floor in our town.’ Because of TDS’ generosity, there will be 28 children who will wake up Christmas morning in a bed of their very own,” said Joseph Myers, Deschutes County Chapter President, Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

“Helping our community is a core part of our company’s mission. We’re proud to donate to Sleep in Heavenly Peace and help ensure all children have a fully-furnished bed to get a good night’s sleep,” said Monte Axtell, associate manager of field marketing in Bend.

The donation comes as TDS recently rebranded from its former name, BendBroadband. As the company stated in its rebrand announcement, TDS is continuing to invest in the community and be active in supporting local nonprofits with sponsorships and grants. In addition to the Sleep in Heavenly Peace donation, TDS presented a donation Wednesday to Central Oregon Community College’s Season of Nonviolence.

The TDS Week of Giving campaign includes themed giving events being held throughout TDS markets from Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2. Across the country, TDS is donating to more than 100 organizations this week, over and above previous giving.

“These past few years haven’t been easy, so we wanted to do a little more for the people and organizations who make our communities so great,” said Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Drew Petersen.

About TDS Telecommunications LLC:
TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment and phone services to more than 1,100 rural and suburban communities across the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 2 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking and hosted-managed services.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,100 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000 company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom and OneNeck IT Solutions. Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers and Best Employers for Women. •


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