Safelite AutoGlass® and A Kid Again score with OSU Kicks for Kids program

10-03-2018

COLUMBUS, OH – Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, is proud to announce the second year of its Kicks for Kids program, benefiting A Kid Again. A Kid Again is a charitable organization that funds adventures for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Safelite AutoGlass, a sponsor of Ohio State University athletics, donates $500 to Kicks for Kids for every extra point or field goal made by the Buckeyes at home. Kicks for Kids raised $26,500 this year, far exceeding the $18,500 raised last year.

“We’re thrilled when the football flies through the goalposts and hits that Safelite-branded net,” said Vice President of Marketing Christina Pletnewski. “We’re proud of the Buckeyes but even more, we’re proud of our focus on helping families through our partnership with Kicks for Kids.”

More than 500 central Ohio families have enjoyed time at the Columbus Zoo, Kings Island, OSU sporting events, Magic Mountain and more, thanks to the Kicks for Kids program.

The benefits of an adventure cannot be overstated. Giving a sick child and their family the opportunity to focus on something other than their illness, even for a few hours, has a pronounced effect on their well-being.

“Our families know how special this is and truly appreciate how Safelite lives its values,” said A Kid Again President and CEO Oyauma Garrison. “Safelite provides resources that help kids give their life-threatening illness a ‘time out’ through ongoing activities that include their entire family.”  

Though Kicks for Kids is a recent initiative, Safelite’s relationship with A Kid Again spans almost two decades. With the help of Safelite’s long-standing partnership, A Kid Again has served close to 207,000 children and families over its 20-plus years.

For more information about A Kid Again, visit the website at https://akidagain.org 

About Safelite AutoGlass®

With more than 7,800 MobileGlassShops™ and stores in all 50 states, Safelite AutoGlass® is the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services. Last year, 6 million customers chose Safelite AutoGlass for its 24/7 national contact centers, advanced online scheduling, superior repair and replacement systems, and the industry’s only nationwide lifetime guarantee.

Safelite AutoGlass is a member of the Safelite® Group family of brands, which together, make a difference in the lives of 10 million customers annually. This leading service organization, founded in 1947, is achieving record growth thanks to its People Powered, Customer Driven strategy. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs 14,000 people across the United States.


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