August 2, 2016
Kindness for Kids: United Against Bullying Grant Winners Announced
Safe Fleet Awards $55,000 for Anti-Bullying Initiatives
BELTON, MO (August 2, 2016) –Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Program. The UAB program is the national social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. This year, the company donated $55,000 to applicants who presented the best strategies to stop bullying and inspire kindness in their communities.
Schools and organizations working with youth were invited to plan an anti-bullying project and apply for a grant from February 24, the official Pink Shirt Day, to June 30, 2016. Over one hundred applications, almost double from 2015, were submitted to Safe Fleet from North American school districts, school transportation departments, and non-profit entities. The applicants’ objectives included the creation of new anti-bullying awareness and kindness projects, expansion of existing programs, positive behavior recognition, school bus driver training, and purchasing school bus equipment to help reduce bullying incidents.
“It was inspiring to receive so many initiatives empowering students to be kind and compassionate, and to stand up to bullying,” says John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “Thank you to everyone who applied for the United Against Bullying Grant. Many proposals were well-detailed and inspiring, making the selections difficult. United by the cause, we applaud every community for every action taken to keep kids safe and happy.”
2016 United Against Bullying Grant Winners:
Anglophone South SD
Connellsville Area SD
Crossroads Youth Center’s Unite Against Bullying ME Project
Duncan Public Schools
Flowing Wells Unified SD #8
Fulton County Schools
Isle of Wight County Schools
KWRL Transportation Cooperative
Lafayette County SD
Leon County Schools
Maryvale Union Free SD
Norristown Area SD
Palmer River Elementary School
Plum Borough SD
Prince George’s County Public Schools
Round Valley Schools USD #10
Somerset Independent SD 536
St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division
Stafford Township SD
Stepping Stones Mental Health and Counseling Inc.
Three Village CSD
Weller Health Education Center
The annual Safe Fleet’s United Against Bullying Grant Program will re-open to school communities and organizations working with youth next year to help stop bullying in communities and empower young people. Detailed information about the program, as well as tools, resources, stories of grant winners and news on anti-bullying events are available on the campaign website: unitedagainstbullying.net.
About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve five major markets including: emergency services, bus and rail, truck and trailer, utility, and industrial. With 1,000 employees, the Safe Fleet family of brands operates over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space and targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet please visit www.safefleet.net.
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For more information about this release please contact:
United Against Bullying Program Coordinator