FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Motorola Solutions Foundation Donates $50,000 to Sandy Hook Promise
Funding Expands SHP’s “Know the Signs” Gun Violence Prevention Programs in Schools Nationwide
October 9, 2019 -- Newtown, CT – Through a $50,000 charitable donation to Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a leading school safety organization, the Motorola Solutions Foundation will support the training of youth and adults in evidence-based Know the Signs violence prevention programs. This philanthropic partnership will bring SHP’s Know the Signs programs — Start With Hello, Say Something, and the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System —to more schools in 2019 and 2020, at no cost.
“We are so grateful to Motorola for standing up for youth and investing in making schools safer. With their support, we will empower even more students to ‘Know the Signs’ to prevent school shootings and suicides, reduce bullying, and create environments of connectedness and inclusion that help minimize the potential for youth violence and self-harm,” said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
“We are very pleased to support the work of Sandy Hook Promise,” said Monica Mueller, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that foster innovation and drive change, and we’re proud to be part of the positive impact they are making in the community.”
To date, more than 7.5 million people nationwide have been trained in Sandy Hook Promise’s proven Know the Signs programs that focus on prevention to help end the epidemic of gun violence by training youth and adults how to identify at-risk behavior and intervene to get help before a tragedy can occur. Through these no-cost programs, Sandy Hook Promise has averted multiple school shooting plots, teen suicides, and countless other acts of violence.
About Sandy Hook Promise:
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. SHP’s mission is to prevent gun violence and other forms of violence and victimization BEFORE they can happen by creating a culture of engaged youth and adults committed to identifying, intervening, and getting help for individuals who might be at risk of hurting themselves or others. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible program and policy solutions that address the “human side” of gun violence by preventing individuals from ever getting to the point of picking up a firearm to hurt themselves or others. Our words, actions, and impact nationwide are intended to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. Make the Promise at www.sandyhookpromise.org.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the leading provider of mission-critical communications, software and video solutions that help build safer cities and thriving communities. The Motorola Solutions Foundation makes strategic grants, forges strong community partnerships and fosters
innovation by funding programs in public safety education, disaster relief, employee giving programs, and technology education. The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides over $11 million in support to over 250 charitable organizations and universities in over 30 countries annually. For more information on 3 Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation.
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