Community Community Relations

Pride in a community is more than just a good feeling; it's a commitment that spurs active participation and meaningful support. That's why EATEL has always made it a priority to partner with local organizations working for the betterment of our community.

Volunteer Ascension

EATEL was one of the founding sponsors of Ascension Parish's Volunteer Ascension organization and continues to be a major contributor. EATEL employees participate in fundraising efforts for the organization, including a school uniform drive and School Tools collection within the company. EATEL employees also serve on the Volunteer Ascension Board of Directors.

Volunteer Ascension’s19th annual School Tools Drive for needy children gets underway July 15 with the Corporate Challenge, presented by the Eatel Cares team. All Ascension Parish businesses, industry, organizations and local municipalities have been challenged to collect and drop off designated school supplies.

Look for the big yellow bus in the Eatel parking lot, 406 E. Worthy St., in Gonzales on July 15 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off supplies.

For additional School Tools drop off dates and locations or to learn how your company can host a School Tools drop off day, visit Volunteer Ascension's website.


Ascension Chamber of Commerce

EATEL is a sponsor of many Ascension Chamber functions and events that are held around the parish. EATEL employees serve on boards, committees, and as ambassadors for the Chamber. EATEL employees also participate in the Leadership Ascension class each year.

Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC)

EATEL sponsors events with BRAC that are in conjunction with the Ascension Chamber of Commerce.

Boy Scouts of America

EATEL sponsors the Boy Scouts of America at local events and makes a contribution annually to the organization.

March of Dimes

EATEL is a strong supporter of March of Dimes. EATEL holds an annual fundraising campaign within the company to raise money for this cause. EATEL sponsors the annual Ascension March for Babies and the High Heels for High Hopes Gala. EATEL employees also serve the March of Dimes organization as committee members and volunteers at local events.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

EATEL is a major sponsor of the Merrill Lynch Golf Tournament which benefits the Mary Bird Perkins organization. EATEL employees participate every year to help organize this event.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

EATEL donates phone service each year to the St. Jude Children's Dream Home. EATEL also sponsors the Krewe of Diversion Ball, which raises funds for St. Jude.

America's WETLAND

EATEL donates ongoing hosting and email resources to support this organization dedicated to raising awareness about Louisiana's coastal land loss in an effort to preserve this delicate and rare ecosystem.

Amber Alert

As a communications company, EATEL provides the resources to help LA State Police issue AMBER Alerts to thousands of people throughout Louisiana. Once an AMBER Alert is issued by the State Police, EATEL automatically sends an email announcing a child has been abducted to customers, employees, and the general public. Sign-up to receive AMBER Alerts from EATEL by clicking here.

Blue Star Moms

EATEL supports the Blue Star Moms by sponsoring care packages to soldiers overseas throughout the year. EATEL promotes the organization through our website as well.

Capital Regions Builders Association (CRBA)

EATEL is an active member of CRBA, a participant in the Habitat Home & Garden Show and a sponsor of the annual Parade of Homes.

Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors

EATEL is an active member of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors. EATEL sponsors and participates in numerous events throughout the year, including the TRENDS Seminars and the Realtors' Expo.

United Way

EATEL is an active community partner with the United Way, hosting campaign kick-off fundraisers, encouraging monthly employee contributions and providing matching funds for those donations.

Sheriff's Christmas Crusade for Kids

EATEL is a major sponsor of this program, which provides Christmas gifts for children up to 12 years old from low-income families.

Gonzales Christmas Parade

EATEL is the main sponsor of the Ascension Chamber Christmas Parade. Employees volunteer in planning efforts and float building, as well as participate in riding the day of the parade. EATEL Channel 4 provides coverage including crowd shots and interviews for the event. EATEL also provides DVD copies of the event to the Chamber to sell to the public.

Recreational Sports Leagues

EATEL supports the City leagues such as the Dixie Youth Baseball, Gonzales Soccer, Gonzales Lassie softball and Dixie Youth T-ball. EATEL is also a sponsor of Parish leagues: Ascension Baseball Association, Ascension Youth Softball Association, Ascension T-Ball and Adult Softball. EATEL donates to numerous local teams in the South Louisiana Football Association and is sponsor of American Legion Baseball. EATEL also is the corporate sponsor of the 2010 Dixie Youth World Baseball Tournament.

Ascension Community Theatre

EATEL supports the theatre by contributing financially and also helps promote the theatre on EATEL Community Connection.

The Advocate's Business Partnership for Children

EATEL has been a business partner for over 5 years providing newspapers for students at Gonzales Primary School.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

EATEL contributes financially to CASA. EATEL FiberEdge showrooms also serve as ticket outlets for the organization's fundraisers.

Coastal Conversation Association (CCA)

EATEL is a major sponsor of the CCA's Ascension Chapter Annual Banquet which raises funds for the protection of marine resources.

Children's Miracle Network (CMN) / Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital

EATEL sponsors the CMN Bass Classic and is a corporate ball member of the Karnival Krewe de Louisiane, which both raise funds for the Children's Center at Our Lady of the Lake. EATEL FiberEdge showrooms and the EATEL website also serve as ticket outlets for Miracle Mansion Tickets

Community Opportunities of East Ascension (COEA)

EATEL sponsors events benefiting the COEA, including Spring & Fall dances and local "Dancing for a Cause". EATEL also provides education and information to the COEA, such as Digital TV Transition and Battery Backup awareness.

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

EATEL sponsors the annual Slice of Life golf tournament benefitting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Canned food drives are also held within the company to benefit the local area Food Banks.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

EATEL is a proud corporate sponsor of the Ascension American Cancer Society Relay for Life. EATEL holds an annual fundraising campaign within the company to raise money to benefit the Relay for Life organization.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

EATEL is a major corporate sponsor of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Annual Health Fair. EATEL employees participate on other St. Elizabeth boards as well including the Women's Advisory Council.

Lifeline / Link Up

EATEL provides discounted telephone service and installation charge assistance to qualified individuals in the community to ensure essential telephone services are available.