January 9, 2017

The United Against Bullying 2017 Grant Opens

Sharpen Your Pencils – National Social Campaign to Award $50,000 in Grants for Anti-Bullying Initiatives

BELTON, MO (January 9, 2017) – Safe Fleet and its brands are proud to announce the opening of the United Against Bullying (UAB) 2017 Grant Program. The Grant Application process opens today, Monday January 9, 2017 and closes Friday March 31, 2017. Grants are available to school districts and organizations working with students in the United States and Canada. The sole purpose of the annual Grant Program and other UAB campaigns is to start conversations on kindness and bullying, to empower students to stand up to abusive behavior, and to end bullying.

The UAB program is the social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. UAB envisions a world without bullying – full of kindness, empathy, and safety.

“Safety for children and adults is our number one focus. By awarding grants for anti-bullying and kindness initiatives, we enable more adults to reach more children,” says John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “We believe that it is young people focused on kindness and empathy who will be the leaders in their communities and who will end bullying.”

A total of $50,000 will be awarded to the most inspiring and detailed proposals for a new anti-bullying or kindness initiative, to enhance or expand an existing program, or to purchase equipment to help address bullying and ensure the safety of students on the school bus.

The online UAB Grant Application Form is available at unitedagainstbullying.net/grant along with the Rules and Regulations and a PDF working version. All applicants are encouraged to provide as much detail as possible about the program they envision. A review committee will select the winning grant recipients, to be announced in April, 2017.

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 several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military.  With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

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For more information about this release please contact:

Teresa Lynne
United Against Bullying Program Coordinator
teresa.lynne@seon.com
1.877.630.7366


November 22, 2016

1,390 Kindness Conversations Started

National Social Campaign Holds Coloring Contest to Spread Kindness and Stop Bullying

BELTON, MO (November 22, 2016) –Safe Fleet’s United Against Bullying (UAB) program held its annual Coloring Contest from September through October, 2016. This year’s theme was ‘Kindness Is Cool’ and the coloring sheet featured Buddy the Safety Bear being kind to his friend, Squirrel. The contest reached 1,390 students in cities around North America with the entries submitted by teachers, counselors, school bus drivers, and parents.

The UAB program is the social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. The sole purpose of the coloring contest campaign and the grant funding available each year is to start conversations on kindness and to stop bullying. UAB envisions a world without bullying – full of kindness, empathy, and safety.

“Keeping children and adults safe is the forefront of everything we do,” said John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “We will continue to provide contests, funding, and resources to help create respectful environments, to empower young people, and to end bullying.”

This year there were so many excellent entries, especially in the 11+ category, that it was decided to include Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to all of the winners:

5-7 year Winner: Sydney Constantine-Cowie, Lake Harriet Community School, Minneapolis, MN

5-7 year Honorable Mentions: Jack Wagner William Perrin, St. Edward School, Cynthiana, KY and Verenice Gonzalez-Vences, Beardsley Elementary School, Elkhart, IN

8-10 year Winner: Harry Park, Richard Bulpitt Elementary School, Langley, BC

8-10 year Honorable Mentions: Layla Macatangay, Mountview Road Elementary School, Morris Plains, NJ and Shayla Hense, Scott M. Ellis Elementary, Greenville, NY

11+ Winner: Ashton Nicole Dove, Livingston Central High, Smithland, KY

11+ Honorable Mentions: Josey Mae Tolley, Livingston Central High, Smithland, KY; Malisa Lo, Kapolei Middle School, Kapolei, HI; Josie McCormick, Eastwood Elementary, Elkhart, IN; and Janine Hu, École Banting Middle School, Coquitlam, BC

Thank you to to everyone who introduced the Coloring Contest to children and had conversations on how kindness stops bullying. UAB will continue to share resources and tools to help support anti-bullying programs in Canada and the United States.

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 several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military.  With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

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For more information about this release please contact:

Teresa Lynne
United Against Bullying Program Coordinator
teresa.lynne@seon.com
1.877.630.7366


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