AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation support programs and projects that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement and address community needs. These investments not only strengthen communities, but our company as well.
Each year, our employees and retirees work to enhance their communities by taking part as AT&T Pioneers and by volunteering millions of hours. In 2012, AT&T employees and retirees in Tennessee donated more than 190,000 hours of personal time to community outreach activities—worth more than $4.3 million.
Through philanthropic initiatives and collaboration, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation support projects that create opportunities, make connections and address community needs where we—and our customers—live and work.
From 2011 through 2012, AT&T and its employees contributed more than $4 million through corporate, employee and AT&T Foundation giving programs in Tennessee.
“AT&T has a long history of investing in our communities – from charitable contributions and volunteer efforts that support worthy causes to infrastructure deployment and innovation that create jobs. We thank Governor Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly who have worked hard to create a welcoming economic environment in Tennessee that helps companies like AT&T invest in our state, create jobs and contribute to worthy endeavors across Tennessee.”
- Joelle Phillips, President - AT&T Tennessee
Sharing the It Can Wait® message could prevent a crash, save a life
With new preliminary research suggesting a positive statistical correlation between sharing the It Can Wait no texting while driving message and a projected reduction in traffic crashes, there’s more reason than ever to take action. By taking several years of crash data from Florida, Illinois and Texas and projecting the number of crashes expected from June 2012 through May 2013, AT&T built a statistical model that correlated specific It Can Wait activities with the actual number of crashes day-by-day during that period.
Social media sharing, pledging and downloading an app had the most apparent impact. Sharing the It Can Wait message through social media had the highest apparent correlation to crash reductions, supporting earlier AT&T-sponsored research that showed a word from a friend can be a powerful influence on someone’s decision not to text and drive. Twitter, including celebrity posts, correlated the most to lower crash rates.
With more than 4 million pledges made to never text and drive, more than 1,500 organizations and 50,000 individuals who have joined the movement and nearly half a million #ItCanWait tweets, we are thankful for your continued support. Let’s keep up the good work spreading the no text while driving message in 2014! Read more here.