Our Impact

At Round Room, our passion for doing good started from a partnership with Culture of Good. We have a deep commitment to giving back and supporting our local communities. It’s who we are. Guided by our 5 Promises, we strive to serve our employees, customers, and communities in the best way possible.

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TCC and Wireless Zone® make up the wireless division of Round Room and are two of the largest Verizon authorized retailers in the country. These award-winning companies have provided Verizon products and services for over 30 years, but their role is so much more than just a wireless retailer. Together, they have over 1,200 stores across the nation and a huge network to do good.

What Employees Say

“TCC Gives connects us with the community and allows us the opportunity to discuss something of real substance in a sales situation.”
“This is my favorite part of my job!”
"TCC Gives is one of the reasons I work here"
“Absolutely love how we give back to the community. Love being a part of that!”
“I am incredibly grateful for this department of the company!”
“The good TCC does is the main reason I applied for this job!”
“Absolutely love this part of my role.”

Local Community Grants

TCC and Wireless Zone® employees can partner with a local nonprofit they’re passionate about and apply for a Community Grant, worth up to $10,000.

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States

1,464

Grants Awarded

$7,535,155

$ Donated

See all TCC grants.

See all Wireless Zone® grants.

Mega Grant

We announced that Round Room was sponsoring one $100,000 MEGA Grant that would be given to an Indianapolis-based nonprofit. TCC and Wireless Zone®’s seven employee resource groups each voted to select one nonprofit organization to be considered for this grant. We couldn’t pick just one winner. We ended up giving all seven finalists $100,000, plus a vehicle package for their transportation needs. On top of that, DREAM Alive won an additional $580,000. In total, we gave away $1.7 million to these amazing nonprofit organizations! Congratulations to our seven winners: 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, 91 Place, Ben’s Ranch Foundation, Coburn Place, Cocktails & Caregivers, DREAM Alive, and Trinity Haven.

Supporting Our Communities

Outside of the Community Grants program, we also support local nonprofits through monetary donations and volunteering.

In 2015, TCC partnered with Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana, and pledged a $1 million donation and 5-year partnership.

To celebrate the grand opening of Round Room’s new office in Fishers, IN, in 2020, we donated to nine local nonprofits selected by our employees:

$500,000 to Hamilton County Humane Society

$10,000 to Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, Inc.

$10,000 to Conner Prairie

$10,000 to St. Joseph Institute of the Deaf

$6,000 to Fishers YMCA

$5,000 to Sharonsweb Autism Foundation

$5,000 to Youth Mentoring Initiative

$5,000 to Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County

$5,000 to Racial Equity Community Network

In 2023, the M.O.R.E. fund (Moorehead Opportunity to Rise and Evolve) donated $500,000 to the Journey Home capital campaign to support Indianapolis’s efforts to build a new animal shelter. This donation was made on behalf of the Round Room family.

We also encourage giving back from the top down. Round Room matches the charitable contributions of our executive team, up to $5,000 per person each year. In 2022, we matched $123,881 in donations to nonprofit organizations.

Notable Nonprofit Partnerships

We are proud of the long-lasting relationships our employees have created with organizations they are passionate about in their local community.

Friends of the Little White House

Simpsonville, SC

All time grants total:

$24,500

Partnership started by Bradley Bernstein

Friends of the Little White House is a skill-building center for neurodiverse adults and children. They provide educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities for the neurodiverse individuals in South Carolina. Through their efforts, they provide a safe, inclusive environment for their participants to excel.

Waterford Country School

Quaker Hill, CT

All time grants total:

$68,000

Partnership started by Scott Gladstone

Waterford Country School is for children in grades K-12 with specialized emotional and behavioral needs. They provide a spectrum of therapeutic services to children and youth throughout the state of Connecticut who cannot remain in their communities because of family issues, trauma, abuse or serious behavioral problems.

Dream Alive

Indianapolis, IN

All time grants total:

$747,000

Mission: DREAM Alive (DA) is a Non-Profit (501c3) focused on mentoring youth in 7th-12th grade to become civic-minded leaders. DREAM Alive helps break the cycle of poverty by helping youth discover career paths and mentoring them from 7th grade until high school graduation. Through partnerships with schools, communities, and corporations, DREAM Alive provides scholars with three key opportunities:

  • Career-Focused Experiential Learning

  • Mentoring Relationships

  • Character Development

With a heavy focus on career paths, corporate volunteer integration, emotional intelligence training, long-term mentoring, and cost-effectiveness, DREAM Alive differentiates itself from other mentoring organizations.

 

Make-A-Wish Michigan

Brighton, MI

All time grants total:

$81,500

Partnership started by Jonathon Breier

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish. It inspires us to grant life changing wishes for children going through so much. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it’s the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Community Events

We are committed to giving back all year and strengthening our local communities. We do this through Community Events that happen all year round, each benefiting a different group in need.

Through our School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, we have donated over 1.3 million backpacks with school supplies to local students.

More Than A Phone

TCC and Wireless Zone® stores have a close partnership with More Than a Phone, a nonprofit that keeps domestic violence survivors connected with free smartphones and data service. More Than a Phone was created through the support of Round Room employees and wouldn’t be possible without their continued contributions, both monetarily and through volunteering. All TCC stores accept used smartphone donations to support the nonprofit.

More ways we give back

Round Room Relief

An internal financial support system where employees can donate to help other employees who are in need of assistance during times of hardship.

Employee Volunteerism

All employees receive 16 paid hours annually so they can get out into their local communities and volunteer with causes they’re personally passionate about.

Volunteer Highlight

TCC Regional Director Denise Williamson uses her volunteer hours as a member of the Delanco Township school board in Delanco, NJ, serving grades K – 8. Delanco is a very small community and Denise’s three children have attended school there. She got involved in 2020 when their community was hit with several budget cuts from state funding that still impact their students today.

As a member of the board, Denise works on balancing their budget to best address the needs of the school. She helps with communication between the local school board and county board, and she advocates for more funding for her district. Denise also uses her resources at Round Room to support her district’s needs.

Making an Impact at Home (and Beyond)

Grounded in Indianapolis but reaching the 1,200+ communities where we do business.

Our employees support:

Indy Humane

Gleaners Food Bank

Hamilton County Humane Society

Coburn Place

Toys for Tots

Hunger Fight

Make-A-Wish

Autism Speaks

And many more!

See all TCC grants.

See all Wireless Zone® grants.