Honeywell Employees Run and Walk for Safe Kids - in Person and Virtually
June 16, 2016
The team in New Jersey was joined virtually by employees and their families in Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Puerto Rico, who walked and ran in their hometowns, either indoors on a treadmill or outdoors around their neighborhoods.
“It was great to be able to raise awareness about Safe Kids Worldwide in my hometown of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico,” said Josue Acevedo-Menendez, Honeywell Aerospace software engineer. “The program gives parents, teachers and law enforcement valuable tools and resources to help children avoid preventable accidents.”
Hosted by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, the event raised more than $13,000 for Safe Kids Worldwide and several local coalitions, including Safe Kids New Jersey. For more than 12 years Honeywell has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide in the United States, as well as China and India, with the aim of reducing preventable injuries from burns, falls and other accidents.
“We are very grateful to Honeywell and its incredible employees for supporting the Safe Kids Day 5K Walk/Run,” said Chief Development Officer of Safe Kids Worldwide Shannon O. Sullivan,
In addition to the walk/run, employees and community members participated in a Safe Kids Day Festival held at Honeywell's new Morris Plains campus. Activities included games designed to raise awareness about child safety and vendor booths focused on vehicle, home, pedestrian, sports and bike helmet safety. Dozens of local Honeywell employees volunteered to staff booths and set up the stations.
The Morris Plains Mayor Frank Druetzler and representatives from the County Sheriff's Fire Department and Morristown Medical Center also participated in the day-long event.