As millions of students go to school without basic school supplies each fall, Vivint Smart Home, Inc. has teamed up with Vivint Gives Back to promote two major initiatives giving back to children in underprivileged communities by providing access to programs and educational supplies. Through these initiatives, Vivint Gives Back will donate 30,000 backpacks filled with supplies to students in over 50 communities across the country. As reported by BusinessWire, the initiative was made possible through $1.2 million in employee-led donations.
“Every year, I’m amazed at the commitment from Vivint employees to rally together and give back,” said Todd Santiago, Chief Revenue Officer at Vivint. “Our employees are driven to make the world better, and the amount of money they raised to give students the basic supplies to succeed is a testament to who they are. By coming together, they have helped make sure that students in the communities we serve have the opportunities, education and tools needed to be an active part of bettering their futures.”
“Education can lead to generational change for a child, and as students head back to school in person, it’s more important than ever that they have the tools they need for success,” said Holly Mero, representative of Vivint Gives Back.
Providing Kids Substantial STEM Education
As part of an educational campaign launched by Vivint Gives Back during the NBA Playoffs, the program will also be sending 432 students to STEM education summer camp in partnership with the NBA’s Utah Jazz this week. During the playoffs, Vivint Gives Back pledged to send one child from underrepresented communities to STEM Camp for every Utah Jazz assist during the 2021 postseason. But, despite the Utah Jazz totaling only 216 assists, Vivint Gives Back decided to double that number.
Partnering with CodeChangers, a local STEM education program for kids, 100 participants attending this week will also be introduced to coding and have the opportunity to get hands-on learning that will further their technology skills.