Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including phone, video entertainment programming and high-speed internet access. Its business segment provides services such as business-to-business internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. It has about 17 million video subscribers and 19 million broadband customers, along with about 500,000 commercial clients. In 2015, the company reported sales of about $9.7 billion and employed roughly 23,800 workers.
Charter’s corporate giving program is dubbed Charter our Community, which is focused on providing education, resources and financial support to ensure more Americans are able to live in safe and healthy homes. The program has a goal of improving 25,000 unsafe and unhealthy homes across Charter’s service footprint by 2020.
The company provides a mix of cash and employee volunteer support, working with several nonprofit partners throughout the country, including:
- Rebuilding Together. Rebuilding Together strengthens the lives of vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Charter our Community and Rebuilding Together partner on home renovations, homeowner education initiatives and distribution of needed home health and safety supports. Since 2014, more than 1,100 Charter volunteers have donated 5,400 hours of their time and improved nearly 1,100 homes under this partnership.
- The Weather Channel. The Weather Channel television network is the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive coverage of any media outlet. The Weather Channel and Charter our Community collaborate through Connect With Weather, The Weather Channel’s safety and preparedness program. Content includes severe weather preparatory information, seasonal homeowner tips and an emergency plan development tool.
- HGTV. HGTV is a leader in home and lifestyle programming, distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and one of cable’s top-rated networks. Charter our Community and HGTV are teaming up to create an ongoing series of tips—available online—to help homeowners maintain safe and healthy homes.
- ION Television. ION is a leading general entertainment network reaching over 100 million U.S. households. ION is providing materials for Charter our Community home rebuilds as well as supporting another partner, Rebuilding Together, through initiatives like Give Hope, which gives the public the ability to share inspirational messages and coordinate community service and volunteer events.
Visit the company’s website for additional information.