CORK, Ireland, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco (NYSE: TYC) announced today that the Tyco Cares Foundation will provide donations to local, national and global organizations through its Community Grants Program. These funds will help the organizations raise awareness for firefighter initiatives, support youth engagement projects, and engage women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
"At Tyco, we feel a deep responsibility to communities where we live and work," said Art Jones, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, and President, Tyco Cares Foundation. "We are committed to creating safer and smarter communities by supporting youth development and fire service programs in local communities around the world."
The organizations receiving community grants include:
- 24-7 Commitment (Lewis Center, Ohio) to support events that help build stronger relationships between firefighters and their spouses;
- D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation (Washington, D.C.) to support injured firefighters and provide meals, lodging, and instructors for those taking part in a week-long burn survivor camp;
- Dress for Success - Cork (Cork, Ireland) to help local women find jobs by providing resume writing skills and job interview-appropriate clothing;
- Firefighter Cancer Support Network (Burbank, Calif.) to provide support to firefighters and their families after a cancer diagnosis;
- International Society of Fire Service Instructors (Centreville, Va.) to train additional fire service members on new safety techniques;
- IWISH (Cork, Ireland) to encourage young women to pursue STEM careers and enable additional students to attend the 2016 IWISH Conference;
- Junior Achievement (Cork, Ireland) to fund in-class programs for 250 students;
- Junior Achievement of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.) to enable additional students to participate in programs that teach about finances, economics, and entrepreneurship;
- Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation (San Angelo, Tex.) to fund scholarships for family members of the Department of Defense Fire Emergency Services;
- Solutions For At Risk Youth (Santa Clara, Calif.) to provide support to firefighters and other role models who will coach, mentor, and inspire young people to graduate from high school and pursue higher education;
- Troops to Firefighters (Atlanta, Ga.) to recruit and train military veterans to become fire service members;
- Youth Venture (Fitchburg, Mass.) in partnership with United Way, to expand this program, which helps young people develop leadership and project ownership skills.
Tyco employees are also deeply engaged in their local communities and support these organizations through volunteer hours, mentoring roles, and speaking opportunities. For example, 73 employees from Tyco's U.S. headquarters in New Jersey donated 438 volunteer hours in support of four Junior Achievement programs that impacted 617 students last year. Tyco will continue to support these events in 2016 and plans to exceed those participation levels.
For more information about Tyco's commitment to communities, visit the Tyco Cares pages on the company's website.
Tyco (NYSE: TYC) is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. Tyco has over 57,000 employees in more than 900 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business. For more information, visit www.tyco.com.
About Tyco Cares
The Tyco Cares Foundation is focused on creating safer and smarter communities and protecting what matters most. In particular, the foundation is committed to saving lives, creating resilient communities, improving access to employment and educational opportunities, and inspiring youth engagement.