Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio Division has awarded $2,995 to support the Athens County Job and Family Services Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program. The funds were raised through the company’s annual Adult Literacy Campaign, which in 2006 resulted in one of the largest contributions in the campaign’s 17-year history with more than $50,000 raised. The Athens County ABLE Program will use the funds to support and enable adults to earn their General Educational Development, or GED. The remainder of the campaign funds has been distributed among 25 other adult literacy agencies in central Ohio.
Time Warner Cable’s Adult Literacy Campaign is held annually during the month of August, when cable installation fees are donated to the literacy effort. Since the campaign began in 1990, Time Warner Cable has donated more than $500,000 to local adult literacy agencies.
“Time Warner Cable understands the importance of literacy to the success of adults and the economic vitality of our communities,” said Mid-Ohio Division President Rhonda Fraas. “Too many adults are trying to cope without good reading skills. As reading skills improve, so do opportunities for success. That’s important to us as a company, and it’s why we’ll continue our commitment to fighting illiteracy in Ohio. With the help of our committed partner Kirk Herbstreit, we’ve been able to make an outstanding difference.”
Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio Division teamed up once again with “ESPN College GameDay” host and former OSU quarterback Kirk Herbstreit as the spokesperson for the 2006 literacy campaign. The Division has been honored locally and nationally for its ongoing commitment to adult literacy efforts in central Ohio. In 2001, the company received the “Corporate Caring Award” from Business First newspaper for its Adult Literacy Campaign and also received a Beacon Award and the ESPN Good Sports Award from the Cable Television Public Affairs Association recognizing the campaign’s success. In 1995, Time Warner Cable received the Advancement of Literacy Award from the American Library Association.
Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems serving 13.4 million subscribers in 33 states. Passing approximately 26 million homes, Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company's customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video on demand, high definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone. Time Warner Cable is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).
Additional Contact: Tracy Galway
Athens County Job and Family Services
184 North Lancaster Street
Athens, OH 45701