Today Vivint, a leading provider of smart home technology, joins more than 10,000 iconic landmarks, communities and businesses in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with Autism Speaks’ international Light It Up Blue initiative.
Vivint will shine a light on autism by illuminating its Utah headquarters and Innovation Center buildings in blue throughout Autism Awareness Month. This initiative is part of the Vivint Gives Back foundation’s focus on enhancing the lives of children with intellectual disabilities.
“Vivint is 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 are grateful for this opportunity to support the Autism community.”
Vivint joins 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’ ninth annual Light It Up Blue initiative.
“Autism Speaks is thrilled that Vivint is joining in the awareness generated on World Autism Awareness Day,” said Alec M. Elbert, Autism Speaks’ chief strategy and development officer. “We share with Vivint a commitment to extend help and hope to our community and we are most grateful for their continuing support.”
Autism Speaks is sharing a fun way to show support for the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Day with Light It Up Blue selfie signs to personalize and post on social media with the hashtag #LIUB. Visit www.autismspeaks.org to download selfie signs in several languages.
For more information on Vivint Gives Back’s philanthropic efforts for children with intellectual disabilities, visit www.vivint.com/givesback
About Vivint Gives Back
The Vivint Gives Back program helps to alleviate hardship and restore hope for families in need. The program focuses on enhancing the lives of children with intellectual disabilities through simple, intelligent products and services. The company's employees and owners contribute time, money and volunteer hours to perform services for these children. Since its creation in 2008, Vivint Gives Back has donated $9 million and more than 150,000 service hours to local communities, as well as those in need around the world.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $525 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 60 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.