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Corporate Giving: How Race Communications Gives Back to the Community

At Race Communications, we believe in more than just providing top-notch internet service; we believe in being a true part of the communities we serve. After all, we’re not just your internet provider; we’re your neighbors, friends, and partners in building a better community. 

Our team is deeply invested in making a positive impact, and we love rolling up our sleeves to support meaningful causes. From sponsoring local events to collaborating with community organizations, we’re dedicated to promoting well-being and fostering strong, vibrant neighborhoods.  

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Whether it’s through hands-on volunteering, financial support, or simply being there when our community needs us, we’re committed to making a real difference.  

What is Corporate Giving?

Corporate giving is all about businesses stepping up to support their communities and charitable causes.  

Here at Race Communications, we believe in corporate giving because it helps us build strong relationships within our communities and shows our commitment to social responsibility.  

Here are some ways we give back: 

  • Monetary donations as direct financial support to non-profits and community organizations to help them carry out their vital work. 
  • Donating supplies and our professional expertise to support local activities and initiatives. 
  • Sponsoring local events and programs that align with our values and goals.  
  • Building and fostering relationships with city staff, school districts, local small businesses, and community service organizations. 

Corporate giving allows us to address social issues, support our local communities, and build strong, sustainable relationships.  

1. Backpack Giveaways

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Since 2018, we’ve been thrilled to organize annual backpack giveaways, bringing essential school supplies to kids in our communities. It’s one of our favorite traditions! In 2023, we visited six communities: Lancaster, Yuba City, Sutter, Colusa, Williams, and Ridgecrest. We distributed 2,700 backpacks filled with essential school supplies. 

This event is truly special to us. Every year, our team eagerly looks forward to it, taking pride in helping and seeing the joy on the children’s faces.  

2. PoppyFi: Free WiFi at Local Parks

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On February 27, 2024, Lancaster city officials proudly announced the launch of PoppyFi, a new initiative providing free Wi-Fi at local parks – Jane Reynolds Park and Pierre Bain Park.  

We’re proud to provide the tech and know-how to make PoppyFi happen. The community’s positive feedback has been incredible, with many residents expressing how much they appreciate this new resource.  

3. The Hitching Post Theaters Restoration

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We’re excited to support the grand reopening of The Hitching Post, a beloved local theater in Tehachapi! To help them get back on their feet, we’ve provided six months of free fiber internet. 

This contribution means that the theater can stream movies smoothly, handle online ticketing efficiently, and boost their promotions. The new owners are also upgrading the projection systems, so you can look forward to an amazing movie experience. 

The community’s response has been fantastic, and we’re thrilled to play a part in bringing back this cultural gem.  

4. Sponsorships & Community Collaborations

We believe in giving back to the communities that support us. One of the ways we do this is through sponsorships that make a real difference. 

For example, we’re proud sponsors of the West Lancaster Little League for two seasons, helping kids enjoy the sport they love. We also sponsor the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District Summer Camp, ensuring that children have a fun, engaging, and enriching summer. 

If you think your event or organization could benefit from sponsorship by Race, reach out to us at marketing@race.com.  

5. Job Creation for Local Californians

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We’re all about supporting our communities, and that includes creating jobs. In 2023, we grew from 172 to 237 employees – a 38% increase! We’ve expanded across all departments, offering both in-person and remote positions. 

We’re also committed to hiring local talent. That’s why we actively participate in job fairs in the communities we serve, so that our growth benefits our neighbors directly.  

Interested in joining our team? Visit our careers page to explore opportunities. 

6. Race on the BLVD Car Show

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We’re proud to be a part of the Lancaster community, and one of the ways we show this is through events like the Race on the BLVD Car Show. This annual event brings car enthusiasts, families, and local residents together for a day of automotive excitement and community bonding. 

In the past, we’ve had the pleasure of featuring special guests like Ian Roussel, adding extra excitement to the event.  

By supporting and participating in local events like the Race on the BLVD Car Show, we reinforce our commitment to being an integral part of Lancaster’s community. These events allow us to engage directly with residents, share our services, and contribute to the local culture. 

Final Thoughts on Our Community Work

Giving back is part of who we are. We are proud to be more than just an internet service provider; we are dedicated neighbors and partners in creating vibrant, thriving neighborhoods. Whether through financial support, volunteer work, or community engagement, Race Communications is committed to making a real impact.

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Ready to experience the Race Communications difference? Check our availability in your area, explore career opportunities, and hopefully, we’ll see you around soon!