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U.S. Cellular offers option for non-profits to raise funds for extra-curriculars

Feb 16, 2021

For the seventh year in a row, youth organizations in Maine can earn up to $1,000 through UScellular’s Community Connections program.

Whether it’s STEM programs, sports teams, marching bands, dance teams, arts or a variety of other groups, organizers can sign up at connections and start earning money for their activity virtually.

Once registered online, non-profit groups representing youth from kindergarten up to 12th grade have 14 days to rally friends, families and social media followers to complete digital activities to earn funds. Each completed activity earns money that goes directly to the organization.

“Now more than ever, K-12 groups are in need of funds to support their activities and initiatives,” said Tabatha McKay, the area vice president and general manager for U.S. Cellular in New England.

“The Community Connections program offers an easy, virtual platform for Maine youth organizations to raise money throughout the year and helps kids achieve their goals.”

Since launching the program, U.S. Cellular awarded more than $1.4 million to 3,100 groups nationwide to support needs from equipment purchases to field trips. For more information and to view official rules, go to

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