CONNECT 2016 Attendees Help the Community

Cindy Nardella by Cindy Nardella | 11.29.2016

Another CONNECT event is in the history books – and boy, what a good one it was! At CONNECT 2016, in Hollywood Florida, we had over 800 attendees from the Honeywell Authorized Dealer programs. To kick things off, Honeywell hosted the second annual community service event at CONNECT.

One thing that stands out about the Honeywell Authorized Dealer network is the commitment to giving back to the community. With that in mind, we teamed up with Cheeriodicals to build cheer kits for children in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. These cheer kits were both for the children and the parents and included snacks, magazines, puzzles, crafts, stuffed animals, small toys and baby clothes. We had 100 authorized dealers participating and we built 250 boxes. We assembled a variety of boxes – from preemies, to boys and girls 2-5, 6-10, tweens, and 13 year olds.

If YouTube is blocked, you can view the video here.

After completing the assembly, we had 10 dealers volunteer to go to the hospital and deliver the boxes to the children and parents. And yes – We had enough to deliver to the 242 children currently at the hospital.

I personally want to thank all of the dealers who participated. Knowing that we helped put a smile on the faces of the children and parents at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital truly warmed my heart. To see the great work our dealers did that day, take a few minutes to watch the video above.