TELUS team to once again Give Where We Live

13,000 TELUS volunteers come together for eighth annual TELUS Day of Giving 
Canadians invited to show how we #givewherewelive 
VANCOUVER, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - On Saturday, May 25, thousands of TELUS team 
members and retirees, friends and family, across Canada will take part in the 
eighth annual TELUS Day of Giving. 
"TELUS Day of Giving is always an exceptional opportunity for our TELUS team 
members, retirees, their friends and family members to make a meaningful 
difference in their local communities across Canada," said Darren Entwistle, 
TELUS President and CEO. "Guided by our deeply rooted philosophy - we give 
where we live - our 13,000 volunteers will be undertaking more than 500 
activities nationwide such as helping at children's hospitals, feeding 
homeless citizens, sorting thousands of pounds of food bank donations and 
completing ecological face lifts at community parks." 
This year, TELUS is extending its Give Where We Live philosophy to its 
customers and business partners by inviting them to join in for TELUS Day of 
Giving. Additionally, Canadians are invited to show us how they give where we 
live. Now until June 15, take a photo, upload, tweet or Instagram it with the 
hashtag #givewherewelive to givewherewelive.ca and tell us how you give back 
to your community. At the end of the campaign, you could be one of 10 
Canadians who will receive $10,000 to make a donation to your favourite 
charity and truly make a difference. 
"Since its inception in 2006, TELUS Day of Giving has mobilized more than 
65,465 TELUS team members, retirees, family and friends to volunteer at 1,650 
activities benefiting the communities where we live, work and serve," 
continued Mr. Entwistle. "That adds up to 192,545 hours of painting, 
gardening, planting trees, landscaping, cooking, serving lunch, sorting cans 
of food, sewing and much more for citizens in need of a helping hand." 
We Give Where We Live
TELUS, its team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million 
to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million 
hours of service to local communities since 2000. In 2012 alone, TELUS 
contributed over $44 million to charities and non-profit organizations across 
Canada, equaling almost 2.5% of our pre-tax profit. TELUS' heartfelt efforts 
in this regard focus on educating and empowering youth to improve their 
quality of life and to enable them to reach their full potential. 


    --  Since their inception in 2005, the eleven TELUS Community
        Boards across Canada have contributed more than $35 million to
        grassroots charitable organizations and supported more than
        2,800 grassroots projects across Canada that have positively
        impacted more than 2 million youth across our country.
    --  Through our TV for Good and Phones for Good campaigns, TELUS
        donates to local grassroots community projects for every new
        TELUS TV and/or smartphone customer in specific communities.
        Since 2009, TELUS has contributed more than $9.5 million to 64
        local community projects through our Phones for Good and TV for
        Good campaigns.
    --  Through our Team TELUS Charitable Giving program, TELUS matches
        team member and retiree donations made to Canadian registered
        charities, dollar for dollar. In 2012 alone, the TELUS team
        donated $6.8 million through this program. Since 2000, this
        annual workplace campaign has provided TELUS and our team
        members with an opportunity to contribute more that $63 million
        to charitable organizations in Canada.
    --  The TELUS Community Ambassadors program provides a vehicle for
        retiree and team member volunteerism. The program maintains the
        tradition of community giving that has been part of the
        telecommunications industry for more than 100 years. In 2012
        alone, our Community Ambassadors assembled and distributed
        nearly 12,000 Comfort Kits for homeless people and displaced
        families, nearly 10,000 backpacks filled with school supplies
        for students in need, and 3,000 heart pillows to comfort
        patients who have undergone open heart surgery.

To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the community, please visit 
telus.com/community.

About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in 
Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2million customer 
connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers, 3.4million 
wireline network access lines, 1.4million Internet subscribers and 712,000 
TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, 
TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including 
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and 
video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members 
and retirees have contributed more than $300million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8million hours of service to 
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' 
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most 
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of 
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this 
prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Chris Gerritsen TELUS Media Relations (403) 808-9591 chris.gerritsen@telus.com

SOURCE: TELUS Corporation

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