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ZTE USA & Visible Donate 1000 Tablets to Keep Communities Connected

April 25, 2020

ZTE USA & Visible Donate 1000 Tablets to Keep Communities Connected

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In a joint effort ZTE USA and Visible donated 1,000 tablets to nonprofit organizations who continue to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together we contributed what we could to support communities and the lives they serve by providing the technology and connectivity to keep going.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver — will help its members who do not have technology or connectivity at home be able to access essential Club content and programming that has transitioned to a digital format during this critical time.
  • City Year — Will be able to connect its AmeriCorps members so they can continue serving as student success coaches virtually and participate in ongoing training and professional development while schools are closed.
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver- students lacking adequate technological resources will be provided the connectivity and technology to continue or complete their studies as all university classes have been moved online during this time.
  • Project Pave — in Denver has transitioned its programming and resources to help youth end the cycle of relationship violence to telephone, website, and social media. Families involved with Project Pave will now be able to better access those resources, which include therapy, advocacy and education online, in addition to being able to access other online schools and support resources.
  • Violence Free Colorado — will provide tablets to Colorado’s frontline advocates, ensuring they connect with victims/survivors of domestic violence to provide essential services like housing, financial assistance and mobile advocacy during this public health crisis.
  • Wish of a Lifetime — will help seniors across the country avoid isolation by allowing them to connect with and engage with family, friends and online communities.

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ZTE Teamed Up with the Golden State Warriors to Launch Phone Drive

March 25, 2016

ZTE Teamed Up with the Golden State Warriors to Launch Phone Drive

Benefiting Warriors Community Foundation’s Hoops for Kids Program

ZTE USA Phone Drive Golden State Warriors

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Oakland, Calif. – March 25, 2016 — ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market,* teamed up with the Golden State Warriors and asked Bay Area residents to donate used phones, tablets and other mobile devices in support of the Warriors Community Foundation. Lasting over 10 days, ZTE’s second annual phone drive resulted in active donations to benefit the Warriors Foundation’s Hoops for Kids, a program dedicated to helping Bay Area kids live, learn and play.

“We saw great success in our first phone drive last year and this year we expanded it by teaming up with a carrier partner so additional Bay Area residents could participate,” said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “We continue to look for ways to make a greater impact in local communities and supporting the Warriors Community Foundation and Hoops for Kids ensure underserved youth in the Bay Area receive funding in key areas such as education, sports and fitness.”

From March 12 through March 23, Bay Area residents donated used mobile devices at participating carrier stores in support of the phone drive. Consumers who donated devices had the chance to meet Warriors Community Ambassador Adonal Foyle and receive a free Warriors poster. The phone drive culminated at the Warriors vs. Clippers game at Oracle Arena on March 23 where fans in attendance could donated used devices on the concourse and receive a Warriors poster as well.

“For a second year, ZTE’s phone drive will help improve the quality of life for children in our area,” said Jose Gordon, Warriors Community Foundation executive director. “We’re grateful for ZTE’s ongoing support and delighted that they share our vision of making a positive impact on our community.”

*Strategy Analytics, Q4 2015

NY Nicks Honor NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm with “City Sipirt” Award

February 2, 2016

NY Nicks Honor NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm with “City Sipirt” Award

ZTE USA Sweewater Award

NEW YORK, January, 2016  The New York Knickerbockers have announced the late Detective Joseph Lemm, of the Bronx Warrant Squad, as this month’s Sweetwater Clifton “City Spirit” Award winner for serving and protecting New York City and the nation beyond the call of duty. The award, presented by ZTE USA, is named in honor of Basketball Hall-of-Famer Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, the first African-American to play for the Knicks, recognizes individuals who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. Each month a winner is chosen by members of the Knicks front office staff and honored at center court during a Knicks game with a $2,000 donation in his or her name made out to a charity of their choice.

Det. Lemm, a 15-year NYPD veteran nicknamed “Superman” by his fellow officers, was one of six U.S. troops killed in the December 2015 Afghanistan suicide bombing. Lemm, a staff sergeant in the Air National Guard, was deployed three times: twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. Fellow officers have described Lemm as a selfless servant who strived to keep his country and city safe.

Sunday night, when the Knicks host the Golden State Warriors, Lemm’s wife and children will accept the Sweetwater Clifton City Spirit Award, presented by Knicks Legend John Starks and Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA, at center court of Madison Square Garden, on Det. Lemm’s behalf. Cheng will present the family with a check for an additional $2,000 to donate to a charity of their choice and a ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector on behalf of ZTE USA, the official Smartphone of the New York Knicks.

The award money will go to “St. Anthony of Padua Church”, located in West Harrison, NY.

To nominate your hero, or to read more about this month’s winners and other past winners, please visit nyknicks.com.

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ZTE USA and the Houston Rockets Complete Third Annual Season of Giving

December 15, 2015

ZTE USA and the Houston Rockets Complete Third Annual Season of Giving

ZTE and the Rockets Impact Hundreds of Lives in the Houston Area through Three Local Events

HOUSTON – Dec 20 2015, ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market*, and the Houston Rockets concluded their third annual Season of Giving by wrapping up the third of three events in the Houston area. Throughout the past two months, ZTE employees, and members of the Rockets organization, players and staff, completed various charitable activities that impacted those in need during this holiday season.

“We are extremely proud to be able to partner with the Rockets and give back to the local community in Houston through the Season of Giving,” said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “We are committed to impacting the lives of those less-fortunate in all communities we live and operate in.”

“We are honored to have worked with ZTE on enriching the lives of those less fortunate throughout our city,” said Rockets Chief Executive Officer Tad Brown. “We thank our partners at ZTE for helping make this year’s Season of Giving events a success.”

The Season of Giving included three events hosted by ZTE and the Rockets:

Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Spree

Partnering with Target Hunger, several families were identified within their program that had the greatest need for support this holiday season. Assisted by Rockets players during the event, each family received a gift card to purchase groceries for their Thanksgiving dinner.

Arcade Frenzy

Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs opened their facility to children from the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston for an all evening arcade frenzy. From classic games such as pinball machines to air hockey and hundreds of others, children spent the evening playing games and having fun. Each child was also provided with a gift to take home and enjoy.

A Night at the Museum

Working with the Children’s Museum of Houston, children from four local charities had an all-night, hands-on experience where they were able to play and learn from exhibits focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. The children also received a gift after the night was over containing toys they can play with this holiday season.

*Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Market Share, Q1 2015

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Texas Legends and ZTE USA Help Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer with Charity Game and Social Media Campaign

March 16, 2015

Texas Legends and ZTE USA Help Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer with Charity Game and Social Media Campaign

ZTE USA Wipe Out Kids Cancer

FRISCO, TX (Mar. 16, 2015) — In a truly unique partnership, the Texas Legends and ZTE USA, one of the fastest growing smartphone brands in the United States, will host a charity game night on March 21 and a weeklong social media campaign to benefit Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. The Dallas-based non-profit organization is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research nationwide.

Beginning March 16, ZTE USA will donate $1 to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer for each fan that shares ZTE USA Facebook or Twitter posts that include #ZTE4WOKC. ZTE USA can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zte_usa and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zteusa.

“Giving back to the communities where we work and live is a core value of ZTE. We are honored to support children and families during trying times in any way we can,” said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “We are looking forward to hosting a fun and successful social media campaign and charity game night with the Texas Legends to support a great organization and the mission to wipe out kids’ cancer.”

When the Legends face the Boston Celtics affiliate on March 21, players will be wearing uniquely branded jerseys that will be silently auctioned during the game, with all proceeds benefiting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. Bids can be made in the North concourse of the upper bowl of Dr Pepper Arena.

“We whole-heartedly give our thanks to the Texas Legends and to ZTE USA for their support,” commented Evelyn E. Costolo, CEO of Wipe Out Kids Cancer. “It gives us great pleasure to partner with two organizations that give back so much to their local communities. We are looking forward to the long-term partnership that this evening is going to solidify.”

The Legends will be hosting the Maine Red Claws in their third matchup of the season at 7pm on the 21st. The game will be broadcast live on television—Texas 47—as well as radio—KVCE 1160am—and online at www.TexLegends.com.

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