This spring, staff participated in SaskTel’s 2019 Saskatchewan Dreams Come True Corporate Challenge. As part of the challenge, SaskTel staff from all over the province donated money, gift cards, and items like concert and sports tickets towards the creation of Dream Packages to help the less fortunate.
The people of SaskTel responded in a big way, donating over $16,000 in cash, over $1,200 in gift cards and over 150 sporting items.
In Weyburn, SaskTel presented Dream Packages to four very deserving individuals from the Weyburn Group Home Society on Thursday at Dominic’s Place.
Shawn Lefontaine was gifted an antique car ride, a limo ride, a meal out and a shopping spree. Rachelle Dauvin was given a gift certificate to get a tattoo done. As well, she will be able to visit a number of beauty parlors in town to get a free makeover. Angela Cherney got six hours of private art classes along with brand new art supplies, and Gerald Langlois received an iPad.
SaskTel works with nine community-based organizations across the province to identify those who have a special Dream Request they might not otherwise be able to afford. Once a Dream Request is selected, SaskTel and the community organization will work together to create and deliver a Dream Package custom tailored to each person’s request made from the donations collected through the Dreams Come True Corporate Challenge.
“There is a strong culture of giving here at SaskTel and I'm incredibly proud of the overwhelming outpouring of support our people showed in the Dreams Come True Challenge,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.
“It’s a truly wonderful feeling knowing that all of these donations are going to help brighten the lives of some of our province’s less fortunate people.”