AT&T is Proud to Support Veterans and Their Families on This Veterans Day

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Teachers at school districts serving military-connected communities woke up this morning to great news. AT&T flash-funded all of the projects they listed on crowd-funding site DonorsChoose.org.

We’re proud to support Veterans and their families today and every day.

Yesterday, teachers at military-connected school districts woke up to great news. AT&T flash-funded projects they listed on crowd-funding site DonorsChoose.org. There were 790 projects fulfilled. That benefits 680 teachers, 83,690 students – totaling $532,000 in honor of Veterans Day. The gift is part of our signature education initiative AT&T Aspire. It promotes student success in school and beyond.

We unveiled news at a local event at Loyd Auman Elementary School in Fayetteville, N.C. AT&T employees and volunteers surprised teachers and students at a school assembly. The employees and volunteers brought all of their new supplies, like art projects and engineering kits.

We’re continuing our work with Cell Phones for Soldiers on Veterans Day. Employees will volunteer at veterans’ homeless shelters. They’ll prep and serve meals for veteran residents and help with tasks around facilities in Dallas, San Pedro, CA, Minneapolis and Hopkinsville, KY.  We’re also donating 600 calling cards and cellphones with 1-year of AT&T service to veterans living at the shelters.  Read more on the AT&T Connect to Good Blog.

We are proud to serve those who served. In 2013, we committed to upping our veteran recruiting efforts with the goal of hiring 10,000 veterans over the next 5 years. Since then, we’ve hired more than 9,500 veterans. We’re well on the way of surpassing that goal.

This is just one way we support veterans and their families. For more information on our commitment, read this blog by JoHanna Martinez. 

To read an employee’s unique journey as a veteran, check out the story on Sheila Parson. To learn more about a program committed to helping disabled veterans grow their small business, see a recent announcement about the AT&T Operation Hand Salute graduation.

To learn more about how AT&T supports our troops, visit http://att.com/troopsupport.