Telus Care-a-Van gives back to community

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August 27, 2015 8:15 AM

The Telus company is coming to Lloydminster with its Care-A-Van team to show appreciation for local customers by holding a string of events and activities from Aug. 26 to 30. It will also be making a donation to the Lloydminster and District SPCA based on local support it gets throughout the four days it’s in town.

“It’s essentially our way of giving back and saying thanks to all of those customers in the community,” said Liz Sauve, a Telus spokesperson.

“So we’re doing things like going door-to-door and dropping off little gifts for our 150 most loyal customers in the community ... We do things for people whether they’re Telus customers or not.”

The team also does things like give out free coffee and treats at the local coffee shops. In other communities, it has helped bag groceries and take groceries out to people’s cars.

“So little acts of kindness and the real goal at the heart of it, outside of saying thank you to our customers, is to try and spark that movement of little acts of kindness,” said Sauve.

Aside from the gifts and free coffee they will also be having a customer appreciation lunch on Aug. 29 at Northwind Radio on 50 Avenue. Sauve says it’s going to be a big event, as they are expecting 800 Telus customers to join along with their families, and people stopping by can ask the on-site team members any questions they might have.

As part of their donation to the SPCA, they will be travelling around with a “giving tree” and people who see the Telus team in the community can pin their names on its branches. For every name pinned Telus will donate $10 on their behalf.

“People can also get involved on social media if they’re unable to find us when we’re out and about. They can go to our Facebook page and if they like the post for Lloydminster then we’ll donate even more money to the SPCA.”

Telus began the Care-a-Van initiative last year when it visited a few communities in B.C. and Alberta.

Sauve says this will be first time they are coming to Lloydminster.

“It’s relatively new for us and we’re learning as we go through different communities,” she said. “But overall the goal is to leave people with smiles on their faces as show that the little things can make a tremendous impact.”

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