SAINT JOHN, October 30, 2012
As part of New Brunswick’s PALS program where companies help local schools, Saint John employees of T4G presented a cheque for $3,800 to St. Patrick’s School.
The money was raised through payroll deduction and a matching grant from T4G Limited and it will be used for things like eyeglasses, shoes, clothing and medication for needy children in the school from Kindergarten to Grade 5.
"We are so fortunate to have the support of PALS partners like T4G,” said Krista Turnbull, St. Patrick’s Community School Coordinator. “The enrichment opportunities that are provided to our students, the friendships made with responsible adult role models and the financial support that enables us to purchase basic necessities our students may go without are invaluable.”
‘We care about the communities we live in, especially when it comes to helping children succeed’
“It was a delight delivering that cheque and it is a motivating working with people who care about others, care about our community,” said Shawn Peterson, a team leader in Saint John. “At T4G, we care about the communities we live in, especially when it comes to helping children succeed.
“We have a company slogan about locating offices where smart people want to live and I think we could add something about where good people want to work, too,” Peterson added.
The PALS program – which stands for Partners Assisting Local Schools – aims to break the cycle of poverty for students living in identified priority neighborhoods. Participating companies donate both money and time to help make PALS a success. St. Patrick’s on City Line is one of the schools identified and it is closest to the T4G Saint John office.
In addition to payroll deduction, T4G employees volunteer their time to read to young students, mentor older children and run after-school clubs like a Lego club.
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