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Cricket Donates Phones To Gateway Women's Shelter

DENVER - October 12, 2011 - What started out as a fun company-wide ambassador program for Cricket employees to recruit potential new customers by sharing their Muve Music experience with friends and family, turned into inspiration for one Denver employee to go above and beyond, giving new meaning to Cricket’s employee motto, “What You Do Matters.”

DeVon reached out to a few local vendors she interacts with daily and raised enough money to purchase phones for a local women’s shelter. The Gateway Battered Women's Services is the only non-profit organization specifically serving victims of family violence in the city of Aurora and Arapahoe County, Colorado, as well as, surrounding counties who may need their services.

It is estimated that half of all families are touched by violence in their homes and one of the first things to happen in a domestic abuse case is the abuser takes the victim’s phone and destroys it. This limits the victim’s ability to connect with the necessary help they need to protect themselves. On October 12, 2011, DeVon, along with Cricket’s local Colorado market leadership team, and Rob Hale, President of ECS, one of the donors who helped make this happen, presented Gateway Battered Women’s Services with 40 phones and accessories at Cricket’s corporate offices in Denver. If you would like to find out how you can help in the fight against violence or more information on Gateway Battered Women’s Services go to www.gatewayshelter.org.

A special thanks goes to ECS, TEOCO and a third donor who wished to stay anonymous, for donating the money necessary to purchase the phones and accessories for the women of Gateway. Cricket will also pick up the bill on the first couple of months of service for each of these phones, helping alleviate some of the financial burden that the women may encounter while moving forward with their lives. Lastly, Congratulations goes out to DeVon, for making a truly meaningful difference in the lives of so many women and families and being a great ambassador for Cricket.

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