Safety National Corporation Steps up to the Plate for Pathways
Safety National Corporation has been an invaluable resource for Pathways to Independence(PTI) for a few years. Founded by a PTI participant’s grandfather, Safety National provides financial, in-kind and person-to-person support to Pathways to Independence. The company first became involved with Pathways to Independence six years ago when their employees volunteered at PTI’s Annual Picnic. Mike Williams from Safety National said, “Rather than just write a check, we wanted to have our employees personally participate in the activity. Consequently, we provided the food and volunteers for PTI’s fall picnic at Tilles Park…On another occasion we partnered with PTI clients at the Color Run downtown. On a grander scheme, we hatched the idea of hosting the PTI holiday party at Safety National’s offices.”
The Annual PTI Holiday Party at Safety National is an event the participants look forward to all year. Every year, Safety National manages to top the year before coming up with even better decorations, activities and food for the participants to enjoy. Mike Williams stated, “For the 2015 party I made it a goal to make it the best holiday party yet…. [We] wanted to make sure that people didn’t just sit at a table and not interact, so we brought in the holiday trivia game, along with bringing a photo booth…to allow [participants] to take home a memory of them and their friends.”
Safety National has also “sponsored PTI clients to attend the Theatre, attend a Cardinal game or two, and we’ve donated towards the purchase of new computer equipment [for Inspiration Point],” Mike says. Safety National’s employees truly understand the value of inclusion for our participants and their commitment to continually support PTI year after year is incredibly appreciated.