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Two Yorkton groups benefit from TelCare donations

Among organizations receiving funds were Bruno’s Place and Yorkton Nursery School Cooperative. 
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Bruno's Place recently received a TelCare grant. (File Photo)

YORKTON - Recently SaskTel announced more than $193,000 in TelCare donations for 2022.

Among organizations receiving funds were Bruno’s Place and Yorkton Nursery School Cooperative. 

Angela Chernoff, coordinator at Bruno’s Place explained all sponsorship donations recently have gone directly to the cost of providing shelter and food to shelter clients.  

“In December we provided 184 nights to individuals,” she noted, adding “approximately 12 per cent of our nights were covered by sponsorship donations.” 

Krista Mulder, chairperson of YNSC Board of Directors said donations are always appreciated. 

“We are incredibly grateful to have received funds from SaskTel,” she said. “Our plans are to use the donation for toys, books and experiences to enhance the learning experience while at YNSC.” 

In a media release SaskTel noted recognizing the important contributions that SaskTel employees make to worthy organizations across the province.  

“SaskTel employees continue to demonstrate their commitment to the communities they serve through the TelCare program,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel in the release. “I’d like to thank all SaskTel employees for the work they do every day, and for continuing to support those in need.”

SaskTel TelCare is a volunteer organization of SaskTel employees who contribute donations through an automatic payroll deduction. SaskTel donates 50 cents for every dollar employees contribute through TelCare. Across the province this year, the program raised $128,832 that when combined with SaskTel’s commitment to match 50 per cent of each donation, has allowed it to donate a total of $193,250 to 44 charitable and non-profit organizations operating in Saskatchewan.

“We make this announcement as we commemorate a new year, but SaskTel employees are giving year-round to support non-profits in the communities where they live and work,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “TelCare is a time-honoured tradition for SaskTel and our employees, and it is an area of pride that so many employees continue to be involved with.”

There were over 600 SaskTel employees across nine districts in the province donating to the fund this past year.