Sask­tel Tel­care dona­tions again have an im­pact in Swift Cur­rent

The Southwest Booster - - FRONT PAGE -

A to­tal of just over $7,300 has been dis­trib­uted by lo­cal Sask­tel em­ploy­ees through their an­nual Sask­tel Tel­care dona­tions.

Late last month 10 che­ques were dis­trib­uted in sup­port of a group of agen­cies and pro­grams which made a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity. Eight or­ga­ni­za­tions re­ceived an $816 do­na­tion, while two dif­fer­ent pro­grams split the re­main­ing $816 con­tri­bu­tion.

A to­tal of $544 of the do­na­tion was raised through year long pay­cheque de­duc­tions from district em­ploy­ees, while the re­main­ing $272 of the do­na­tion came through a Sask­tel match­ing do­na­tion of 50 per cent of each do­nated dol­lar.

Lo­cally, funds were di­rected to the Saskatchewan Abil­i­ties Coun­cil - Swift Cur­rent Branch, the Sal­va­tion Army, South­west Cri­sis Ser­vices, the Swift Cur­rent SPCA, the

Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Saskatchewan, the Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion - Swift Cur­rent Branch, the Arthri­tis So­ci­ety of Saskatchewan, plus the Di­a­betes So­ci­ety of Saskatchewan. In ad­di­tion, both the All Saints Catholic School Break­fast Club and the Cen­tral School Break­fast Club col­lected dona­tions of $408.

Across the prov­ince in 2017, the Tel­care pro­gram con­trib­uted to $197,000 to 75 dif­fer­ent non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions.

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