PROVO, Utah, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, raised over $3 million for charity during 2013 through the Vivint Gives Back program. Additionally, nearly 6,500 Vivint employees volunteered their time, collectively donating more than 50,000 hours of service.
Vivint Gives Back has been Vivint's philanthropic arm since 2008 and functions solely through employee contributions and Vivint corporate matches. The organization provides cash donations as well as hands-on volunteers to a variety of individuals and charity organizations. The goal of every project is to restore hope for families in need and give Vivint employees a chance to serve in their communities.
"It's truly awe-inspiring how many people Vivint Gives Back has been able to touch," said Holly Mero-Bench, Director of Vivint Gives Back. "Since its inception, the program has had so many unique service opportunities, and all of it is made possible because our company and employees are willing to serve. This year we've seen our employees give more than ever before, roughly $3 million in donations. Because of their generosity, we have been able to impact countless lives."
In 2013, Vivint Gives Back partnered with several philanthropic organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Feed My Starving Children, Boys and Girls Club, and Choice Humanitarian.
The organization's most encompassing endeavor of the year was the Sub for Santa program in December. Nearly 2,000 Vivint employees and executives came together to wrap and deliver Christmas presents to more than 3,000 kids in 125 communities throughout North America. These locations included several local elementary schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, homeless shelters, and women's shelters. Altogether the volunteers donated 5,000 hours of service by shopping for gifts, wrapping them, and even delivering them in person. The effort raised $228,000 from employee donations and a corporate dollar-for-dollar match from Vivint.
For more information on Vivint Gives Back or how to donate, visit vivint.com/givesback.
About Vivint Gives Back
Vivint Gives Back was created to alleviate hardship and restore hope for families in need. The program focuses the efforts of the company's employees and owners, who contribute time, money, and volunteer hours to perform service in their communities. In addition, Vivint Gives Back hosts the Gives Back Project, an online charitable campaign that awarded $1.25 million to 86 non-profit organizations throughout the United States and Canada in 2011. Security Sales & Integration magazine also recognized the 2010 Gives Back Project as the "Best Community Outreach Program" with a SAMMY Award. For more information, visit www.vivint.com/givesback.
Vivint is a leading provider of home technology services. Vivint services are delivered through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions. Our vision is to connect customers to the things that matter most—their homes, families, health, cars, and businesses. In 2011, Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Vivint also received the 2012 CSAA Central Station of the Year award for overall excellence in monitoring, training, and quality relationships with customers. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint has over 13 years of experience and supports more than 800,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company's website at www.vivint.com.
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