Hero Stories

It’s a Wrap! Pioneers Delivered over the Holidays

Posted on 1/17/2020
Pioneers across the country have a pretty simple mission when it comes to volunteering during the holiday season.

From Seed to Supper: Pioneers Dig in to Help Kids ‒ and Gardens ‒ Grow

Posted on 9/26/2019
The New Vision Pioneers in New Hampshire think about the process often, because they have been volunteering with local schools for several years to teach children how to cultivate and grow vegetables and herbs — starting with seeds and eventually mak

Tax Time

Posted on 9/5/2019
Tax season is a time most of us tend to dread, but that can be especially true for those of us who may not have the skills or knowledge to feel confident filling out their tax return. When that happens, many people turn to an accountant for help.

A Great Run

Posted on 9/5/2019
The SaskTel Pioneers are known for numerous great causes they support in our province. One of them is the Infant Hearing Assessment Program in Regina which identifies early signs of hearing loss in infants.

In Schools, Not Landfills

Posted on 9/5/2019
In 1993, SaskTel began a partnership with the Computers for Schools (CFS) program. Crawford McKee remembers it well.

Campgrounds and Caring

Posted on 9/5/2019
As another school year slowly comes to a close, the thoughts of many youngsters turn to summer camp. For some, that means a memorable stay at Camp Easter Seal, a stay that’s made even more unforgettable thanks to the efforts of members of the SaskTel

Comfort and Joy

Posted on 9/5/2019
For many children, getting a new pair of pajamas at Christmas is a much-anticipated family tradition. Not only is it a fun way to welcome the holidays, a warm set of PJs brings comfort like nothing else. But, for some Saskatchewan families, new pajam

Pioneers Host Children’s Shoe Parties in Style

Posted on 8/13/2019
On a sweltering day in the heart of Chicago last summer, over 120 young girls were having way too much fun playing in a local park to feel the heat.

Pioneers Host Children’s Shoe Parties in Style

Posted on 3/5/2019
When the Pioneers team up with leading discount shoe stores to host shoe parties for disadvantaged kids, everyone leaves with not only warm feet, but full hearts.

Heroes Deserve A Special Day

Posted on 11/9/2018
Many of our Pioneers strive to support our veterans not just on one day, but throughout the entire year.

Wrapped in Love and a Bear Hug

Posted on 6/13/2018
Teddy bears are synonymous with childhood. For many kids, they are soft, cuddly friends to play and sleep with – or simply shower with hugs and kisses.

Pioneers Sew Up Special Deliveries in Ohio

Posted on 4/19/2018
Pioneer heroes have partnered with the United Service Organization (USO) to embrace the military community in northern Ohio.

Therapy Oriented Tricycle

Posted on 2/28/2018
For those of us who can walk or run or ride a bicycle, it’s easy to take those things for granted. But for a child with mobility impairments, the smallest step can be an unimaginable accomplishment.

Pioneers and Pilot Dogs - Guiding the Way

Posted on 2/9/2018
Remember the last scene in "It's a Wonderful Life" when the town came together for George Bailey, donating whatever they could to help him out of a dark time?

Empowering Girls to Get in the Game

Posted on 1/16/2018
On a sweltering day in the heart of Chicago last summer, over 120 young girls were having way too much fun playing in a local park to feel the heat.

Back to School Means Pioneers Are Back to Work — Packing and Delivering Backpacks

Posted on 12/12/2017
August brings the dog days of summer as well as the last few days of freedom for millions of children — and the dreaded back-to-school shopping.

Making a Difference

Posted on 12/12/2017
What was so special about October 28, 2017? It was the 301st day of the year and Make a Difference Day, one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide.

All the comforts of home

Posted on 12/12/2017
The Veterans Community Project’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of homeless veterans by building a specialized community of tiny homes and onsite services to provide housing stability to help address the underlying cause of the veterans

New books open new worlds in Moose Jaw

Posted on 12/12/2017
In Moose Jaw, Canada, students in the Prairie Valley School Division and Holy Trinity Catholic Schools now have new books — and new worlds to explore — because of a huge donation from Pioneers in Saskatchewan.

Pioneers Provide Free School Supplies

Posted on 10/24/2017
Pioneers in Nova Scotia were determined to help young students start off the school year on the right note. So. they decided to help provide these students with the school supplies they needed—all free of charge.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Posted on 10/18/2017
Following Hurricane Harvey, Pioneers in south Texas have stepped up to help their community members in need. Even though many of them have suffered personal losses, these Pioneers are still doing their part to help others. One way they are doing so i

PACE, A Pioneer Investment

Posted on 10/18/2017
After growing concerns about an increase in female teenage delinquency, Pioneers in Florida decided to act.

Women Helping Women in Nashville

Posted on 10/18/2017
The greatest thing one woman can do is to give another woman a helping hand.

Pioneers Go Above and Beyond to Care for Children

Posted on 10/18/2017
In Ft. Pierce, Florida, Pioneers are helping take care of children in need.

Ward Butterfly Garden

Posted on 10/18/2017
Pioneers in Texas created a butterfly garden that helped the environment and educated local school children.

Pioneers Rock!

Posted on 10/18/2017
A group of Pioneers in Illinois came up with a unique idea to comfort those who are going through tough times.

Giving the Gift of Life

Posted on 10/18/2017
Pioneers in New Jersey embarked on The Gift of Life, a blood drive project to support NJ Blood Services.

Fire Up to Read with Kindle

Posted on 10/18/2017
For Pioneers in rural Missouri, supplying local elementary schools with e-readers encouraged reading and technology literacy.

Veterans Essential Kits of Love

Posted on 10/18/2017
By assisting homeless veterans, Pioneers are helping to make positive and tangible change in their community.

Smokey Mountain Service Dogs

Posted on 10/18/2017
To support our servicemen and women, Pioneers in Knoxville, Tennessee worked to provide them with service dogs.

T-Shirt Tug Toys for Sheltered Animals

Posted on 10/18/2017
Pioneers in Los Angeles, California devised a clever project to turn t-shirts into dog toys.

The Teachers Supply Storehouse

Posted on 10/18/2017
The Teachers Supply Storehouse in Georgia helps both teachers and the environment.

Backpacks for Urban Peak

Posted on 10/18/2017
During a recent board meeting, the board of directors and staff of Pioneers took part in a volunteer activity to aid Urban Peak.

California Pioneers Participate in Heal the Bay

Posted on 3/16/2017
To show their commitment to preserving the environment for future generations, Pioneers in California cleaned up a local beach.