SOURCE: TeleTech Holdings, Inc.

December 12, 2008 09:15 ET

TeleTech Employees Forego Holiday Party to Volunteer at Local Public School

Slowing Economy Doesn't Hinder Employees' Passion for Giving; Company to Donate Computers, Books, Gift Cards, and More

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - December 12, 2008) - TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), one of the largest and most geographically diverse global providers of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, today announced plans to host a Spirit of the Season holiday event for Denver Public Schools (DPS) children and their families.

TeleTech employees will host families from Garden Place Academy for the holidays in lieu of a corporate holiday party. The company expects to serve more than 1,200 elementary school children and their families at an evening celebration and holiday meal held on school grounds. TeleTech will donate books to the children and to the school to support the Garden Place Academy "Libraries in the Home" initiative.

The Spirit of the Season event will include an array of activities including face painting, pictures with Santa Claus, holiday craft making, games, and more. All Garden Place students will receive a book bag filled with school supplies, art activities, and a winter hat and gloves. Additionally, all children will receive an age-appropriate gift, and all families will receive a Safeway gift card.

"Our employees have tremendous passion for giving back to the community," said Kenneth Tuchman, TeleTech chairman and chief executive officer. "Despite the slowing economy, we are proud to continue our annual tradition of hosting a holiday celebration for a very gracious group of families."

In addition to the party, the company wanted to make a lasting contribution to the students and staff of Garden Place Academy. Toward that end, TeleTech is donating 30 new Dell computers to the school's computer lab and is outfitting the lab with new paint, chairs, and wiring.

"We are grateful for the support, enthusiasm, and generosity of TeleTech's employees," said Michael Bennet, Denver Public Schools superintendent. "Our kids will benefit greatly from the new computer lab and many other gifts Garden Place students and parents are receiving thanks to TeleTech."

TeleTech employees can volunteer for the event in many ways, including:

--  donating books and holiday decorations;
--  sponsoring families through the company's "Adopt-a-Family" program;
    and
--  giving personal time to plan and host the event
    

In addition to the many companies that supported TeleTech's Spirit of the Season holiday event, TeleTech would like to extend special thanks to The Bookies for its generous discount on new books and to Dell Computers for its discounts on the computer hardware and software.

ABOUT TELETECH

TeleTech is one of the largest and most geographically diverse global providers of business process outsourcing solutions. We have a 26-year history of designing, implementing, and managing critical business processes for Global 1000 companies to help them improve their customers' experience, expand their strategic capabilities, and increase their operating efficiencies. By delivering a high-quality customer experience through the effective integration of customer-facing front-office processes with internal back-office processes, we enable our clients to better serve, grow, and retain their customer base. We use Six Sigma-based quality methods continually to design, implement, and enhance the business processes we deliver to our clients and we also apply this methodology to our own internal operations. We have developed deep domain expertise and support approximately 250 business process outsourcing programs serving 100 global clients in the automotive, communications and media, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, technology and travel and leisure industries. Our integrated global solutions are provided by more than 50,000 employees utilizing 39,000 workstations across 89 delivery centers in 17 countries.

Contact Information

  • TeleTech Contact:
    KC Higgins
    Media Relations
    303.434.8163

    Denver Public Schools Contact:
    Alex Sanchez
    Communications
    720.423.3305