Introducing our newest quarterly initiative, Kids Rock! This year from June 1-5, TCC stores across the country will be donating care bags for infants and children in foster care.
Behind the Idea
This new initiative was inspired by one of our very own store employees, Cortney Cummings, from Jersey Shore, PA. In 2018, Cortney was helping a customer upgrade her phone. As they were chatting, they started talking about children and this customer mentioned that she and her husband were longtime foster parents. She went on to talk about the unique struggles both parents and children in the system face; she told stories of babies getting dropped off in the middle of the night at a house where the parents have no infant supplies, or how frequently kids leave their previous homes with little to no belongings in a trash bag.
Cortney was moved by this customer’s passion, and she and her team wanted to help out in any way they could, thus Bags of Bravery was born, Cortney’s organization that donates cute duffle bags to infants, toddlers, and children entering their first foster home.
That year, Bags of Bravery donated 200 duffle bags through the help of a local foster agency that distributed them. Cortney said it was amazing watching the community come together and to see how many people wanted to get involved when they heard about her cause. Our nonprofit, TCC Gives, also chipped in with a Community Grant.
After seeing how her one idea impacted so many people, she was motivated to take it to an even larger scale. Cortney thought that kids, specifically foster care, was a cause that resonated with TCC’s employees and our customers, and we agreed! With over 400,000 children in foster care in the United States alone, this cause is well worth supporting. We are so excited to start Kids Rock this June and help donate over 4,000 more duffle bags to foster children. Check out more info on Bags of Bravery here.
If you’re looking for foster care agencies in your area, browse them on the official Child Welfare Information Gateway website here.
You can also help this event directly by shopping at your local TCC Verizon store and rounding up your purchase to the next dollar. Your spare change will go directly toward all four of our initiatives, including Kids Rock. Learn more here.
4 thoughts on “Kids Rock 2020”
Shopped at a Verizon Authorized Retailer today and noticed the “round up” on my receipt. I was not given an option to “round up” my payment, this was automatic. This looks like it is a very good cause, however, it would be nice to be asked and given the choice.
Thank you so much for reaching out to us about this issue. We are sorry to hear that charge got added to your receipt without you being informed first – this goes against our policy and should not have happened. If you’d like to follow up with our customer care team about this, please call us at 844-822-7625, or fill out this form on our website and our team will contact you: https://www.tccrocks.com/contact-us/
I had the same thing happen to me today, except my automatic ’round up’ was $20.01 on a $9.99 SIM card. I was not asked if I wanted to participate. It does look like a good cause, but it feels to me like I was pickpocketed. Everyone should check their receipt when shopping at a TCC store, apparently nationwide.
If you’d like to contact our customer care team about this, please call us at 844-822-7625, or fill out this form on our website and our team will contact you: https://www.tccrocks.com/contact-us/
We’re so sorry that the round up charge was added to your receipt without your approval -that definitely should not happen and goes against our sales policy. Thank you for letting us know about this issue.