U.S. Cellular has donated $10,900 to a number of Johnston County schools through DonorsChoose.org. The nonprofit allows donors to give directly to public schools.
In Johnston, the U.S. Ceullar donation will benefit 21 teaachers and 2,468 students at Selma Middle School and the following elementary schools: Benson, Cleveland, Glendale-Kenly, Micro-Pine Level, River Dell, West Clayton, West Smithfield and Wilson’s Mills.
In all, U.S. Cellular gave more than $1 million to classroom projects in North Carolina.
“U.S. Cellular is proud to support and salute teachers’ efforts to ensure every student has a meaningful learning experience,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Eastern North Carolina. “We are dedicated to the Johnston County community and excited to lend a hand to local teachers in ensuring educational excellence of local students through this program.”
Earlier in the fall, teachers across the U.S. Cellular footprint posted funding requests for classroom projects on a variety of topics, including language and literacy, math and science, music and the arts, health and sports, and special needs.
Some asked for classroom reading rugs, teaching easels and books, while others requested foreign language tools and tablets.
In Johnston County, students now have access to additional iPad Mini tablets, Samsung Chromebook laptops, document cameras and other classroom supplies.
“U.S. Cellular’s continued support of education is helping change the classroom experience in a powerful way,” said Charles Best, founder and chief executive of DonorsChoose.org. “The company’s donation of $1 million enables teachers to create impactful learning moments which last a lifetime.”