I’m just going to come out and say it: TELUS is a company with huge heart. When it comes to supporting children, their education and their futures, I am absolutely smitten when a brand as influential as TELUS steps up to the plate.
And that is exactly what TELUS did on Friday in Vancouver.
Lord Beaconsfield school is one of Vancouver’s schools that The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-a-School campaign chose as needing some extra love. The annex at Lord Beaconsfield, Alderwood, is a sensory room that provides support to children from across the Vancouver school district who deal with severe emotional trauma. This room helps children cope and develop the necessary skills to eventually integrate into a more traditional classroom with the use of physical and visual aids.
TELUS presented Lord Beaconsfield school with a generous donation of $25,000 on January 29th.
As a mother and an educator, a gesture like this one by TELUS hits so close to home. Too many schools, especially those with greater needs and those hosting special programs, are getting insufficient funding and when help comes from companies like TELUS who pride themselves on their leadership role in corporate social responsibility… hope is restored.
Lord Beaconsfield and it’s annex, the Alderwood Family Development Centre, plan to use the donation to purchase new computers and technology for the school, including new equipment for Alderwood’s sensory room.
“At TELUS, we believe technology is essential when it comes to helping young people reach their full potential,” said Jill Schnarr, Vice-president of Community Affairs. “On behalf of our local team members, we are proud to have the opportunity to empower the inspiring team at Lord Beaconsfield and the Alderwood Family Development Centre with the equipment to help their students thrive.”
TELUS has been supporting the Adopt-a-School initiative from the time it started up. It is one of the many ways that TELUS gives back with their “give where we live” philosophy. Since 2000, TELUS has contributed more than $400 million to not-for-profit and charitable organizations as well as volunteering over 6.8 million hours in support of our communities.
See!!! Big heart. Big big heart.
Top photo: Vancouver School Board.