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Shalom Center Receives $10,000 from AT&T

KENOSHA, December 14, 2020 — AT&T* announced today $20,000 in contributions to help support businesses and residents in Kenosha as part of its AT&T Believes℠ initiative.


The donations include $10,000 to Downtown Kenosha, Inc. to help with business reinvestment and $10,000 to the Shalom Center to support those experiencing homelessness in Kenosha.


“One of AT&T’s core values is to ‘Be There’ when people need us,” said Scott VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “We know 2020 has been a tough year for so many in Kenosha and around our country. We are proud to support the Kenosha community as it rebuilds businesses downtown and helps families who need shelter and a warm meal.”


The $10,000 AT&T contribution to Downtown Kenosha will support the organization as it helps businesses in the downtown and uptown areas of Kenosha reinvest and rebuild. Downtown Kenosha is an independent, non-profit organization committed to the revitalization and growth of downtown Kenosha.


AT&T’s $10,000 contribution to the Shalom Center will support the non-profit’s food and shelter programs for low-income individuals and families and those experiencing homelessness. The mission of the Shalom Center is to serve the community by providing emergency food, shelter, and support in ways that meet immediate needs and respect human dignity.


AT&T’s support is part of AT&T Believes℠ - a company-wide effort to create positive change in our local communities. AT&T Believes harnesses employee engagement, supports it with company resources, and joins with area organizations and non-profits to make an even bigger impact on local communities and society at large.


​About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T

Our society doesn't work if it doesn't work equally for all. We recognize that inequalities are pervasive, and we have a role to play in helping to address them. That’s why we’re committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening communities and improving lives, particularly amongst historically underserved populations. We have a long history of investing in projects that promote academic and economic achievement and addressing community needs that promote social justice and racial equality. With a financial commitment of $600 million through AT&T Aspire since 2008, AT&T has leveraged technology, relationships and social innovation to help give people – regardless of age, gender, race or socioeconomic status – the opportunity to succeed.


For more information, contact:

Jessica Erickson

AT&T Wisconsin

608.692.5340

jessica.erickson@att.com

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