More than $53,200 donated to 72 local charities with Bell Aliant and Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers annual Christmas campaign

More than $53,200 donated to 72 local charities with Bell Aliant and Bell 
Aliant Pioneer Volunteers annual Christmas campaign 
ST. JOHN'S, NL, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant and the Bell Aliant Pioneer 
Volunteers kicked off the holiday season today by donating more than $53,200 
to 72 organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador. The donations are part of 
Bell Aliant's community program that focuses on mental health initiatives and 
other grassroots programs across the Province. 
Each year, employees and retirees gather with community partners to celebrate 
the season and provide support for a variety of programs that help make a 
difference in the lives for many families in our communities. 
"The Christmas donation program has been a tradition for 27 years for Bell 
Aliant employees and our Pioneer volunteers," said Elizabeth Clift, Director, 
Customer Care, Bell Aliant. "Seeing the impact of the contributions and 
volunteer hours in the local community really reminds us of the true meaning 
of the season." 
In these challenging economic times, many community groups are grateful for 
the consistent support they receive from Bell Aliant and the Pioneers. "We are 
thankful for the contribution that Bell Aliant provides, not only to our 
association, but to the many programs that are delivered all around our region 
and can use a helping hand this time of year," said Eg Walters, General 
Manager, Community Food Sharing Association. 
Since 1985, Bell Aliant and the Bell Aliant Pioneers have been assisting 
organizations in the province carry out their work at Christmas with cash 
contributions, volunteer efforts and donations of Christmas stockings. This 
year the Pioneers have collected 223 stockings filled with gifts from Bell 
Aliant employees. These stockings are distributed by community based 
organizations to families in need across the Province. 
Representatives from a number of charities were on hand to receive their 
donations and were joined by Bell Aliant employees, retirees and their 
Donations were made to the following programs and organizations: 
Community Food Sharing Association Mary Queen of the World
Eric & Mackay Tenant Association
REAL Program
Corner Brook Food Bank
Dorset Collegiate Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Centre 
Pioneers Christmas Stocking Program 
Copperbelt Club
Chapter sponsored
Salvation Army Happy Tree Green Bay Food Bank
Indian River Academy Breakfast Program
Baie Verte Ministerial Association 
Centara Council
Chapter sponsored
Gander Academy Breakfast Program Cara House
Gander and Area Food Bank
Gander Military Family Resource Centre 
Club sponsored
Keep Kiddies Warm Project
The Open Door Community Youth Centre
Heritage Memorial Park
Salvation Army Happy Tree
Lakeshore Healing Garden
Gander Academy Playground Cara House
Metro Club
Chapter sponsored Jimmy Pratt Memorial Soup Kitchen
Canadian Red Cross 
Club sponsored
Choices for Youth
Rainbow Riders
Canadian Red Cross
Senior Resources Centre Stella Burry 
Tricon Club
Chapter sponsored
KIXX Country Toy Tree
Salvation Army Bay Roberts
St. Vincent de Paul- Harbour Grace
Tricon Special Olympics 
Clarenville Club
Chapter sponsored
Autism Society
Clarenville Food Bank
Bonavista Food Bank
The Alzheimer's Society
ALS Society of NL 
Northwest Club
Chapter sponsored
Corner Brook Firefighters Toy Drive
Transition House Xavier House
Salvation Army Kettle Drive 
Club sponsored
Bay of Islands Search and Rescue
Western Regional Hospital Foundation
Bay of Islands SPCA
Salvation Ginger Bread House
Forget me not campaign 
Exploits Club
Chapter sponsored
Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop's Falls Food Bank
Salvation Army
Youth 2000 Centre Corporation
Status of Women Central
Sprucewood Academy 
Club sponsored
Project at South and Central Health Foundation
VOCM Happy Tree 
Fort Pepperrell Club
Chapter sponsored
Boys and Girls Club
Big Brothers & Sisters
Marguerite's Place Sewing Club 
Club sponsored
The Pottle Centre
Canadian Cancer Association (Wig Program)
Wreaths Across 
Bridges To Hope
St. Vincent de Paul (MQW)
Chaulker Place Association
Salvation Army
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Froud Ave Association
Seniors Resource Centre
Home From the Sea Campaign
Family in Need 
Lake Melville
Chapter sponsored
Lake Melville Ministerial Association
Labrador Friendship Centre Food Bank
Kids Eat Smart
Libra House 
Club sponsored
Stella Maris/Good Shepherd Parish 
Chapter 105
Ronald McDonald House
Candlelighters Association
Community Food Sharing Association
Brother T.I. Murphy Centre
Daffodil House 
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional 
communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire 
city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. 
Through its operating entities, Bell Aliant serves customers in six Canadian 
provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services, 
including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. 
Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality of customer service, 
choice and convenience. 
About the Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers
The Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers is the largest corporate-based volunteer 
organization in Atlantic Canada. The Pioneers work to move those in need from 
adversity to achievement. The membership is comprised of close to 9,000 
current and former Bell Aliant employees and its predecessor companies. The 
Bell Aliant Pioneers have been working together for over a hundred years now. 
The positive impact they have had on the lives of the people they serve is 
The work of the Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers contributes to Bell Aliant's 
overall community investment program. 
The Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers are part of TelecomPioneers, the largest 
industry-based volunteer organization in the world. The TelecomPioneers boast 
nearly 620,000 men and women throughout Canada and the United States who work 
together to make their communities better places in which to live and work. 
Rebecca Bell Community Relations Manager 709-689-8900 
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