Far too many people continue to go hungry every day in Canada. Meal Exchange (MX) is a Canadian national youth-driven charity that engages, educates and mobilizes youth to work with their communities across Canada to alleviate hunger locally and achieve food security. Founded in 1993 by a 17-year-old university student, MX has raised more than $3 million by working with more than 87,000 youth across Canada.
MX’s approach is to actively involve youth and students in the creation, planning and execution of all programs, provide opportunities for youth and students to show leadership and build awareness among students about hunger in their community. The organization also encourages innovation in its programs and promotes inclusiveness in all of its activities.
AT&T Business Solutions has proudly supported MX since 2009 through the AT&T Foundation. We have donated funds to enhance MX’s education initiatives across student campuses in Canada and to help the organization raise awareness of existing hunger issues. After organizing a Hunger Awareness campaign in 2009 at our Thornhill office, we have continued to support and engage with the Meal Exchange program by participating on their Advisory Board.
The AT&T Foundation has awarded AT&T Business Solutions with further philanthropic awards (2010-2012) on behalf of this very worthy cause. In 2012, AT&T supported Trick or Eat®, an important nationwide campaign that encourages Canadian youth to raise money, go door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items and raise awareness of hunger in the community.
For additional information, please visit www.mealexchange.com
Télécoms Sans Frontières
Since 1998, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) has been stepping in to assist victims of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, and conflict: all sorts of situations that can leave people separated from loved ones and without the communications infrastructure needed to get in touch.
Télécoms Sans Frontières offers a call to every affected family – giving them the much-needed chance to speak to friends and relatives, find medical help and access emergency housing and food.
At the same time, they set up telecom centres to help crisis response teams from NGOs, UN agencies and local authorities do their jobs. These centres provide broadband Internet access, voice communications, fax lines and all the IT equipment they need.
In the longer term, the organisation works with local governments to rebuild ICT support infrastructure and re-establish commercial networks ― a crucial step in getting communities on the road to recovery.
In 14 years, TSF has deployed to more than 60 countries, supporting over 650 relief organizations and providing humanitarian calling operations to hundreds of thousands of people in need.
Supporting TSF for 10 Years
The work Télécoms Sans Frontières does is fantastic ― and absolutely vital. We at AT&T have been proud supporters of them for some time now ― in fact, 2012 will mark the tenth anniversary of our relationship.
To celebrate this milestone, AT&T furthered its commitment to TSF with a donation of $150,000, bringing the total level of support AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have given to the charity over the last decade to $800,000.
We’re delighted to be helping them.
For more information, please visit www.tsfi.org.