Vivint Gives Back celebrates Light It Up Blue
Over the last several years, Vivint Smart Home has lit up their buildings blue during the month of April in honor of World Autism Month—and this April is no different! Vivint joins over 10,000 other companies and buildings around the world that participate in Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue initiative to go blue during the month of April in order to raise awareness for autism.
“Vivint is always excited to participate in Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign and help raise awareness for a cause that affects so many worldwide,” said Holly Mero-Bench, director of the Vivint Gives Back foundation. “We always look forward to this opportunity to support the Autism community.”
Vivint Gives Back kicked off autism awareness month this year by sending families of a child with autism to a special Utah Jazz game. Over 1,000 tickets were given away to families who have a children with autism, and Vivint Gives Back handed out 15,000 blue glow sticks to light up the stadium with support for those affected by autism. Several children at the game were able to stand with the NBA players during the national anthem. Todd Pedersen, the CEO of Vivint Smart Home, along with other company leaders Alex Dunn and Steve Starks, honored four of the children with autism at the game during a special moment of celebration.
Vivint Gives Back is also getting employees involved through email campaigns, building displays, and by hosting a volunteer opportunity for employees to help build sensory kits for children with autism.
Vivint joins other iconic landmarks like Egypt’s Great Pyramid, London’s Trafalgar Square, China’s Oriental Pearl Tower, Pope Francis’ Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, One World Trade Center, Niagara Falls, and others throughout the global autism community in spreading awareness for Autism Speaks’ annual Light It Up Blue initiative.
To learn more about Vivint Gives Back, visit vivintgivesback.org.