‘Tis the Season for Giving

At Safti First, we pride ourselves on being a USA manufacturer, employing a workforce of men and women from the local community. Additionally, we make it our mission to be a good corporate neighbor by supporting our community throughout the year.

Now that the holiday season is upon us, giving back is even more in focus. Here are some of the ways that our company is giving back:

Holiday Bike Giveaway

Safti First is partnering with the local school district to give away 200 bikes and helmets to boys and girls from the four elementary schools near our manufacturing facility in Merced, California. The local school district endorsed the program and identified students who have improved their grades, and also those from families in need. The ‘Holiday Bike Giveaway’ will take place on Saturday, December 16, in our manufacturing facility. There will be games, a bounce house and music at the event. Our team will also be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers for the kids and their families to enjoy. The money to purchase the bikes and fund the party is mainly raised through employee contributions (both in our Merced factory and Corporate HQ in Brisbane), and then matched by the company.

Starlight Fun Center Mobile Entertainment Units

We are once again giving The Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment units to the Burn Center and Trauma Center of the Community Hospital in Fresno. One will be placed in the pediatric ICU department and the other will go to Terry’s House, a hospitality home located directly across from Community Regional Medical Center where family members can stay while a loved one is being treated in critical care units in the hospital. This program is especially important to our Merced team who may have had a loved one or know of someone who has been treated in this hospital.

There is no doubt that our connection to the local community has helped fuel our success over the years. Not only that, these ‘pay it forward’ initiatives, working together for a common goal beyond work, makes us an even stronger team.

I’m sure many in this industry contribute to their communities year-round. Share your stories and inspire others!

Diana San Diego is vice president of marketing for Safti First. Contact her at dianas@safti.com.

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