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Cricket Employees Make Every Month Volunteer Month

    By George Cleveland


    One of the most inspiring things about working at Cricket is our employees’ dedication to volunteering to help strengthen the communities where they live and work. National Volunteer Month takes place in April every year, but our employees keep the giving spirit going all year long.


    Whether they live here in our hometown of Atlanta, or work in one of our stores across the country, I’m encouraged by stories of giving and community engagement from our employees and authorized retailers. They show up not just in times of peril, but consistently and in a variety of ways, especially in ways that help increase financial literacy.


    In markets big and small, from California to Maine, and everywhere in between, Cricket employees donate their valuable time to aid in times of natural disaster and help educate children and young adults about the value of budgeting and smart personal finance. Right here in Atlanta, through Cricket’s Junior Achievement Academy, our employee volunteers teach youth how to think, act and work like entrepreneurs.


    Cricket Cares is a collective effort to give back to the communities Cricket serves. The activities are often funded by the company and associated brands, but our employee volunteers bring them to life. Most recently, we brought WWE® Superstar and Cricket Wireless brand ambassador Sasha Banks™ to visit patients from The Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Cricket employees and leaders gave their time to help Sasha Banks take pictures with the kids and sign autographs. They also worked behind the scenes to make the day as perfect as it could be for children rehabilitating from serious brain injuries.


    Earlier this month, members of our team here in Atlanta spent a day boxing more than 8,500 pounds of food, health and beauty products, and cleaning supplies with the Atlanta Food Bank. Their efforts provided more than 6,200 meals for the Atlanta community!


    These are just a few of the impressive stories coming out of Cricket Nation. How do you volunteer in your community? Did someone step forward on your behalf, and it had a positive impact on your life? Tell me your story by sharing it with us at Twitter at @CricketNation, using the #Volunteering hashtag.



    George Cleveland is responsible for Cricket's channel operations, customer care, training and field communications, and digital experience.