Next Generation Wireless, an Authorized Agent of UScellular® and based in Cedar Falls, today announced a donation of $25,000 to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. This is the largest sum that Next Generation Wireless has fundraised in their nearly 20 years of participating in the annual charity drive.

The Marine Toys for Tots Program collected and distributed 19 million toys to 7.3 million less fortunate children in this past year allowing them to experience the joy of Christmas and receive a message of hope that otherwise would not have been there. The Toys for Tots Literacy Program helped bring the gift of reading to less fortunate children across the nation and has distributed over 2 million books since the program’s inception in 2008.

Customers of Next Generation Wireless generously donated to the cause beginning in October through the end of December. Associates of Next Generation Wireless are grateful to have such caring customers who supported their efforts to fundraise for these children. Derek Lindstrom, Iowa Area Sales Leader, commented “We would not have been able to achieve this goal without our customers!” Bill Bradford, Founder and Lead Visionary of Next Generation Wireless, commented, “I am so incredibly proud of our team for living by our Core Values of ‘Elevating Our Communities’. They truly poured their hearts into this effort and by doing so, children within our very own communities will benefit.”

Next Generation Wireless again thanks their amazing customers and associates for helping make a meaningful impact on so many families in our communities!

Next Generation Wireless operates 19 UScellular® Authorized Agent locations in Iowa and Illinois. For more information about Next Generation Wireless’s community involvement, visit their website

Next Generation Wireless has stores located at 314 Brandilynn Blvd., Cedar Falls, IA; 1513 Flammang Dr., Waterloo, IA; 1802 4th Street SW., Waverly, IA; 2500 South Center St., Marshalltown, IA; 3350 7th Ave., Marion, IA; 1115 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA; 780 Community Dr., North Liberty, IA; 100 w State Street, Williamsburg, IA; 2515 NW Arterial Dr., Dubuque, IA; 401 Locust St., Dubuque, IA; 1603 S. West Ave., Freeport, IL; 166 Keul Rd., Dixon, IL; 1021 1st Ave., Rock Falls, IL; 983 Galena Square Dr., Galena, IL; 4682 E Rockton Rd., Roscoe, IL; 829 W Camp St., East Peoria, IL; 28 Cherry Tree Shopping Ctr., Washington, IL; 1059 W Jackson St., Morton, IL; and 3552 Court St., Pekin, IL. The Corporate Offices for Next Generation Wireless are located above Main Street in downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa.