Fort Lauderdale, FL, May, 19, 2017. Over $16,000 was raised for the KidSafe Foundation during the Great Give of Palm Beach County, a single day of fundraising efforts for Palm Beach County 501c3 nonprofit organizations. KidSafe Foundation employees, Board Members and volunteers were hosted at the headquarters of Hotwire Communications Technology Center. A team of dedicated Hotwire employees participated, personally supporting KidSafe during this 24 hour giving campaign. Hotwire Communications is on the front lines in the fight to keep kids safe online, one of the ultimate goals of the KidSafe Foundation.
As a provider of gigabit Internet through Fision Fiber Optics, Hotwire Communications was especially poised to utilize various social media outlets to create and upload multiple employee and volunteer videos of direct appeals for donations from local and nationwide partners. The outreach garnered $1,170 from Hotwire Communications employees directly, almost 10% of all funds that were reinvested.
“Hotwire being such a great community ambassador, and the message that KidSafe delivers, it’s a natural partnership.” said Amaurys Perez, Supervisor for Launch Account Managers at Hotwire Communications. “For us being a fiber optics Internet service provider [we want] to make sure that kids are safe on the Internet.”
At the heart of the KidSafe Foundation is a team of dedicated volunteers and individuals who are devoted to educating over 55,000 children and 30,000 adults in the best practices of personal safety, including all aspects of online safety. “As the Program Coordinator, I have had the wonderful job of actually being out today visiting schools” said Laura Askowitz, Program Coordinator for the KidSafe Foundation. “[We are] telling schools yes, that because of generous grants and donations like yours, they are receiving the KidSafe program this fall”.
KidSafe’s mission reminds us all that with the ever-changing landscape of the Internet, it is more important than ever to bring awareness to children’s online safety. At Hotwire Communications, we believe everyone has a part to play in making the online realm a safer place for our children to learn, explore and enjoy the Internet and all it has to offer.
About Hotwire Communications: Hotwire Communications is an industry leader in providing Gigabit connectivity and streaming video solutions to residential and business environments. For over a decade, Hotwire has been at the forefront of the Gigabit revolution, installing fiber optic networks and delivering 1 Gbps speed since 2005. Hotwire now delivers 10 Gbps connectivity to residential, commercial, hospitality, student and senior living environments through its Fision® Home, Work, Stay, U, and Encore divisions respectively. Hotwire Communications provides state-of-the-art technology, superior white-glove customer care, and an expanding suite of bundled telecommunication services. For more information please visit www.hotwirecommunications.com.
Karla Thatcher – Karla.Thatcher@hotwiremail.com
About KidSafe Foundation: KidSafe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect children by preventing child sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation through comprehensive education for children, parents, and professionals. For more information on KidSafe Foundation, visit http://kidsafefoundation.org.