Sub for Santa brought the holidays to children in need

Sub for Santa brought the holidays to children in need

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The Vivint Smart Home Team

In December, Vivint Gives Back volunteers delivered presents to over 3,000 needy children across the country in their school gyms. This was Vivint Gives Back’s 9th annual Sub for Santa gift drive, and it was a complete success.

Foster Watabe, a Vivint product manager, loved including his family in the volunteer work. “Every year my family and I look forward to this event. I love how much coordination and effort goes into making the holidays a great experience for these kids and families. I’ve seen how the Sub for Santa program has brought tears to people’s eyes, and it’s not just the recipients. Vivint allows everyone the chance to give back!”

Vivint Gives Back raised over $260,000 to purchase gifts for children in need across the country—and then 3,100 Vivint volunteers shopped for, wrapped, and delivered gifts.

Carmen Fenn, a strategic program manager at Vivint Smart Home, was one of the volunteers this season and reflected on this special event, saying, “This year we had a lot of excited volunteers of all ages, and I think we were all moved to see so many kids who not only wanted to have a great holiday but also needed things like toothbrushes and shampoo. It’s humbling and rewarding to be able to help these kids and to work for a company that will go to such great efforts to help give us that opportunity.”