Wireless Zone Foundations Grants $43,000 to Local Organizations in Eastern CT

Locally owned and family operated, the Seven Wireless Zone- Verizon Premium Wireless Retailers, nominated multiple non-profit organizations in the Eastern Connecticut community to receive grants from the Wireless Zone Foundation in 2015. Owners Scott Gladstone and Neil Ryan elect several local charities in their territory who go above and beyond to impact the people in need in the community. In addition to their personal store contributions to local charities, ten New London County and Windham Country non-profit organizations were selected as Wireless Zone Foundation grant recipients in 2015.
The following non-profit organizations were bestowed Wireless Zone Foundation grants: American Friends of Kenya Center for Hospice Care, CT Children’s Medical Center, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center, Jewish Federation of Eastern CT, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, Make A Wish Foundation of CT, Sail CT Access Program,  Waterford Country School,  and Windham Hospital Foundation. A total of $43,000 will be donated to these local nonprofit organizations in 2015.
The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving® Inc., established in 2003, supports research and community outreach for both local and national nonprofit organizations. The Foundation provides a basic structure for the collaborative giving program and enhances the individual stores’ ability to be able to commit to helping their communities.
“We are very grateful for Wireless Zones continued generous support for Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and our state-of-the-art Cancer Center located in Waterford. Sadly, eastern Connecticut has one of the highest concentrations of cancer in the country, and with generous supporters like Wireless Zone, we continue to provide the best available care to the hundreds of patients who come to us each year. We couldn’t do it without our great donors!” Says Bill Stanley, Vice President, Development & Community Relations.
“Last year, the Waterford Country School opened the doors to their brand new gymnasium, a safe place where the students will have the ability to exercise and spend time with their friends. The Wireless Zone Foundation grant helped that dream become a reality,” says local franchise owner Scott Gladstone.
Scott Gladstone and Neil Ryan celebrated twenty three years of success as prominent small business owners in 2015. Previously, they were inducted into the Wireless Zone Hall of Fame for two decades of outstanding customer service, their unsurpassed growth in the industry and their unwavering commitment to the community. Last year, they received the Alumni Achievement Award from their Alma Mater, Keene State College. The award is bestowed to an individual(s) whose professional achievement in his/her chosen field brings honor to the recipient(s), as well as to college.

Wireless Zone is the nation’s leading independent Verizon Wireless franchise, offering the latest and greatest in products, services and accessories, as well as repair services. Wireless Zone is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Wireless Zone encourages all nonprofit organizations to reach out if we can be of any assistance in the future.