Leading up to April 2nd, Vivint Gives Back, the philanthropic arm of Vivint Smart Home, started generating buzz in the community around Autism Awareness Month by lighting up its headquarters blue—the color for autism awareness. Blue flyers were placed on employees’ desks in the corporate buildings, sharing stories of different children with autism and shared Vivint Gives Back’s commitment to those families. An internal email campaign was also sent throughout the week highlighting local families affected by autism, along with blue door displays at the building entrances to help “Shine a Light on Autism” (as each entrance said) during the month of April. The blue celebration continued as employees were also encouraged to wear blue for the photo booth available in the cafe for employees to take creative blue pictures in support of the national awareness campaign. The photo booth included all sorts of blue props, including wigs, beads, glasses, candy, and even blue cupcakes!
“Everything was blue,” Karli Young, a Vivint Smart Home employee, said. “Seeing everyone dressed in the same color recognizing the autism community was pretty awesome. It brought us closer as a company and celebrated a great cause.”
Vivint Gives Back encouraged everyone to post their blue pictures to their personal social media sites in order to help raise awareness and to win prizes, including tickets to the Utah Jazz Autism Awareness NBA game.
Joe Macatiag, a Vivint Smart Home employee states, "As an employee of Vivint, I have been blessed. Through it, I have been able to provide for both of my special needs children. I am grateful to be part of this company."
Vivint Smart Home and its employees, through Vivint Gives Back, are committed to helping families who have kids with an intellectual disability. Vivint Gives Back offers discounted home security systems, providing protection to the home and the ability to monitor what’s happening on the inside of the house using smart-home technology.
To learn more about what Vivint Gives Back does, visit http://www.vivint.com/company/gives-back and see what discount you may eligible for.