JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) today announced that its employees in eastern Tennessee will be collecting socks and mittens to donate to various local charitable organizations this holiday season. This is the second year CenturyLink employees have held this campaign.


Public donations will be taken until Dec. 20 at two CenturyLink locations:


  • Johnson City – 1914 N. Roan St., 423-282-4444, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday.  
  • Bristol, Va. – 200 Linden Square Dr. #7, 276-466-1111, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.  


“The first year we collected only socks,” said Lottie Ryans, CenturyLink’s vice president and general manager for Tennessee and Western North Carolina. “When we donated the socks, the plea to collect mittens as well was so overwhelming that our employees decided to collect both this year.”


The company’s goal for this season is to collect 5,000 pairs of socks and mittens.


“Last year, we set a goal of 500 pairs of socks and through the generosity of our customers and communities we exceeded that goal by more than 1,900 pairs of socks,” Ryans added. “Our employees are proud to be part of programs that support the people of our communities.” 


About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit