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SaskTel employees distribute comfort packs and blankets around the province this holiday season

SaskTel employees distribute comfort packs and blankets around the province this holiday season

November 29, 2016

SaskTel’s employees have officially kicked off the holiday season. Starting today, over 1000 comfort packs are being delivered around the province to help keep people warm this holiday season.

In mid-September, a “Comfort Pack Challenge” was launched for SaskTel’s employees. Over the course of a month, employees and SaskTel Pioneers volunteers donated a variety of items (e.g. toothpaste, shampoo, blankets, socks, soap, etc.) and money in an effort to fill as many backpacks as possible.

"We are extremely proud of the generosity shown by our staff during this challenge", said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "It’s great to see our employees and volunteers pitching in around the Province to help others."

Thanks to the generosity of employees, volunteers, and community members, employees were able to assemble 1070 backpacks full of invaluable personal items, fill 80 boxes of blankets and sleeping bags, fill 22 boxes of additional personal items, and raise over $13,000 in monetary donations towards the cause.

“Leading up to the holidays, we will be distributing all of the backpacks and boxes to 22 organizations in 10 different communities across Saskatchewan,” added Styles. “It’s our sincere hope that this helps bring warmth this season and put a few smiles on deserving faces.”

For photos and videos of this initiative, click here.

For more information about SaskTel Pioneers, visit:

About SaskTel

SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 617,000 wireless accesses, 395,000 wireline network accesses, 272,000 Internet accesses and over 110,000 maxTV™ subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at

For more information, please contact:

Emily McNair, SaskTel Manager of External Communications
Phone: (306) 777-4548

Organizations Receiving Items

Organization City Number of Backpacks Number of Blanket Boxes
St. Paul's United Church Estevan, SK 55 2
NorthEast Outreach & Support Services Melfort, SK 25 1
Moose Jaw Transition House Moose Jaw, SK 50 4
Lighthouse North Battleford, SK 56 2
Prince Albert Safe Shelter Prince Albert, SK 45 2
YWCA (Our House) Prince Albert, SK 45 2
Carmichael Outreach Regina, SK 60 6
Marian Centre Regina, SK 60 6
Prairie Spirit Connections Regina, SK 60 6
Salvation Army Regina, SK 60 6
Souls Harbour Mission Regina, SK 60 5
Friendship Inn Saskatoon, SK 64 7
Lighthouse Saskatoon, SK 64 7
Salvation Army-Mumford  House Saskatoon, SK 64 6
Saskatoon Interval House Saskatoon, SK 64 6
YWCA Saskatoon, SK 64 7
Crisis Services Swift Current, SK 18 1
Fresh Start Swift Current, SK 18 1
SC Friendship Centre Swift Current, SK 18 1
Salvation Army Family Services Weyburn, SK 50 2
Salvation Army Yorkton, SK 25 -
Shelwin House Yorkton, SK 20 -
Safe Haven Yorkton, SK 25 -