Every day, members of the security industry work to provide secure homes, businesses and facilities for their customers. This foundation the industry is built on makes the holidays a special time for many security companies who have and continue to serve not only their customers, but also communities and individuals in need â€” to keep them safer and spread some holiday cheer.
The number of charitable causes sponsored by security companies is colossal. Here are some of the programs receiving their help this holiday season:
For the past decade, The Protection Bureau, SDM’s 2010 Dealer of the Year, has
contributed to the Presbyterian Children’s Village, an organization that
provides child welfare, prevention, behavioral health, and residential services
for at-risk children in the greater
The company’s employees also support a cause led by senior vice
president Karen Baker: Mosaic South Africa. “Karen has always had a special
place in her heart for
As part of the Stanley Gives Back community service program, thirty-two branches from Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (Stanley CSS), plus the Field Headquarters in Naperville, Ill., participated in more than 54 local charity/giving programs this holiday season, including providing and serving Thanksgiving dinners at homeless shelters, fundraising for children’s Christmas presents, participating in Toy’s for Tot’s donations, supporting Adopt-a-Family program, supporting battered women’s shelters, organizing coat drives and serving meals at senior citizen centers.
“The “Stanley Gives Back” program is in full force at
Stanley CSS throughout the year, especially during the holidays. Whether it’s
giving to the
Stanley CSS also contributed approximately $60,000 to
Stanley Security Solutions’
Team Iverify, the cycling team sponsored by Iverify.US Inc,
the Charlotte, N.C.-based video monitoring company, delivered a $31,250.00 donation
to the Pan Mass Challenge. The donation will support cancer research at the
The Pan Mass Challenge consists of more than 5000 bicycle
riders cycle 192 miles in two days starting in the Western Massachusetts town
May said, “We are very proud to be able to join thousands of other riders and great organizations like the Jimmy Fund and the Boston Red Sox Foundation in support of the research funding for the defeat this terrible disease. Billy Starr and the PMC produce one of the most inspiring and successful events in the country, delivering 100% of the money they raise to this charity.” May continued, “Nothing touches us more and inspires us to make that long ride than the smile on the face of our 17 year old Pedal Partner, Jennat Mustafa, a survivor of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.”
SDM’s editors and their families continued their own charitable traditions this year, donating personal items, giving monetary contributions and volunteering time to St. Leo Residence, part of St. Leo Campus for Veterans in Chicago which aims to keep the estimated 18,000 homeless veterans in the Chicago metropolitan area safe and off the streets (www.stleoveterans.com); the Salvation Army Angel Giving Tree program, a gift-giving adoption program for children and seniors in need nationwide (angel.jcpenney.com); and the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research and provides support to children and families who are touched by it (www.bearnecessities.org).
Did your company sponsor any charitable causes for the holidays? If so, tell us about it. Contact associate editor, Sabrina Gasulla at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (630)694-4385.