Safelite AutoGlass® Receives Medical Mutual 2013 Pillar Award for Community Service
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jan. 21,2013 - Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, was recognized with the SHARE Award at the 2013 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service program. This was the 3rd consecutive year Safelite® has been recognized with an award at the program.
The Pillar Awards, sponsored by Medical Mutual and Smart Business Columbus, honor companies whose charitable works contribute to the central Ohio region and demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy. All 2013 Pillar Award winners and their good deeds were featured in the www.sbnonline.com/2013/01/61074/?full=1&edition=columbus-editions. The SHARE Award is presented to the company that each year best demonstrates employee-driven philanthropy.
Smart Business Columbus described Safelite’s commitment toward allowing employees to find time to volunteer through two paid days off work to volunteer – one at an organization of their choice and one at as a department.
One example is the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus (BGCC), which received one of four Safelite® Impact Grants worth $25,000 each. The grant was used to provide its members access to the latest technology available. New iPads, musical equipment and computer equipment funded by the grant allows the Clubs to offer even more academic and technology-focused programs. Six members of Safelite’s I.T. department then visited BGCC locations weekly as part of the TECHie Club program designed by the non-profit Tech Corps. The program features curriculum designed to encourage children to become interested in technology careers while also instruction in daily uses for technology.
“Everyone at Safelite® believes in the importance of corporate social responsibility. It makes me proud to see our associates joining us in making the world a better place,” said Safelite AutoGlass® president and CEO Tom Feeney. “We are honored to be recognized for our charitable outreach both as a company and for the generosity of our individual employees.”
About Safelite AutoGlass®
Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and serves more than 4.1 million customers annually. The Safelite® Charitable Foundation was created in 2005 as the 501(c)(3) giving arm of the company aimed at supporting organizations that promote the health and well-being of families through monetary and in-kind contributions and volunteer hours. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.