08/15/2019 | Press release | Archived content
August 15, 2019
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - GCI is donating $15,000 in cash and in-kind contributions this month to support Covenant House Alaska's continued mission to help each young person who walks through its doors to move forward positively with their lives and break the cycle of homelessness.
'GCI is proud to support all of the life-changing work being done each and every day at Covenant House Alaska,' said GCI Chief Marketing Officer and Covenant House Alaska Board Member Kate Slyker. 'Every homeless youth has the right to a home and food, guidance and education, and the right to be loved. Covenant House offers crucial support in their journey to become healthy, self-sufficient members of our community.'
Since 1988, Covenant House Alaska has served more than 25,000 at-risk youth experiencing homelessness. Through collaborations with community partners, Covenant House can provide many essential services under one roof at its Youth Engagement Center, including: healthcare, high school classes, cultural workshops, GED preparation, job readiness, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, suicide prevention, mental health services and life skills training.
'At Covenant House Alaska, we lead change that motivates our community to end youth homelessness, so at-risk youth can pursue a lifetime of opportunity,' said Covenant House Alaska Executive Director Alison Kear. 'With help from generous partners, like GCI, we are able to provide crucial services to those in our community who need it most, putting them on a path to safety and success.'
Covenant House Alaska is GCI's August Spotlight Partner. Each month, GCI 'shines a spotlight' on an Alaska nonprofit by featuring them on digital displays in 30 GCI stores across the state and by sharing social media messaging and partnering for spots on iHeart radio stations. GCI's Monthly Spotlight Partner program is valued at $180,000 annually.
GCI is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. Over the past 5 years, GCI has donated more than $10 million in cash, products, scholarships and grants to Alaska organizations like Covenant House. In addition, GCI provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave each year to volunteer with local organizations through the GCI Community Service program. In 2018, more than 660 GCI employees volunteered nearly 8,200 hours through this program. For more information about how GCI supports organizations across Alaska, visit https://www.gci.com/why-gci/gcigives.
GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP). Learn more about GCI Liberty at www.gciliberty.com.
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