Wireless Zone® and Kyocera Raise over $18,250 for Autism Speaks
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Wireless Zone® and Kyocera Raise over $18,250 for Autism Speaks

Companies joined forces during Autism Awareness Month in April

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. (PRWEB) June 19, 2019 - Wireless Zone®, the nation’s only Verizon franchise, and Kyocera International, Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged wireless phones, teamed up to generate donations during April, World Autism Awareness Month. The partnership successfully raised over $18,250 for Autism Speaks, a global non-profit organization committed to enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Throughout April, customers visiting one of 375 Wireless Zone® locations nationwide were asked if they would like to donate to Autism Speaks. Additionally, Kyocera generously pledged a donation for each Kyocera phone sold at a Wireless Zone® location during April.

“We’re grateful to be a part of such an important program with Wireless Zone to benefit Autism Speaks,” said Robert Clark, National Consumer Sales Manager for Kyocera International, Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group. “Thank you to all the wireless customers who helped raise these much-needed funds to continue valuable resources and programs for those affected by autism.”

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. World Autism Month activities are aimed at increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism to create a more inclusive world. As autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 59 children and their families, including the families of both Wireless Zone®’s and Kyocera’s staff, this organization remains a core charity of the Wireless Zone® Foundation for Giving.

“Whether it was rounding up a purchase to the nearest dollar, or companies in the communities stopping in to drop off a check, Wireless Zone’s customers came together to help this great organization,” said Brian Murtari, President of the Wireless Zone® Foundation for Giving. “We’re thrilled to have raised over eighteen thousand dollars for Autism Speaks.” He noted that this amount would be in addition to the $25,000 that the Wireless Zone® Foundation for Giving had earmarked for the charity prior to this fundraising effort. A check presentation is scheduled at the Foundation’s annual golf tournament fund-raiser, scheduled for mid-June.

About Wireless Zone®

Founded in 1988 as "The Car Phone Store", the Wireless Zone® system has become the nation's largest wireless retail franchisor and was ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. Each store is independently owned and operated, exclusively offering Verizon Wireless products and services. The Wireless Zone® system has been honored with Verizon's “Best Customer Service” award for five consecutive years and is franchised and operated by Wireless Zone LLC. For more information, visit http://www.wirelesszone.com.

About The Wireless Zone® Foundation For Giving

The Wireless Zone® Foundation for Giving was founded in 2003 after identifying a need and desire to give back to our communities. Today the Foundation raises a substantial amount of money to support a large number of local charities and causes in the communities in which we do business. We have time-honored relationships with Autism Speaks, Feeding America, Children’s Tumor Foundation, Veteran’s Leadership Program and Center for Hospice Care.

About Kyocera

Kyocera International, Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life and work challenges. At the heart of Kyocera's products is a belief that one size doesn't fit all, and that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. Kyocera strives to offer rugged devices as an integral part of a total solution for a wide range of industries such as public safety, transportation and construction. Joined by an ever-growing list of application and accessory partners, Kyocera provides tremendous flexibility in creating efficient and economical telecommunication solutions for varied enterprise needs. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/kyoceramobile, linkedin.com/company/kyoceramobile, Instagram.com/kyoceramobile, and twitter.com/kyoceramobile.

About Autism

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. A combination of genetic and environmental factors influence the development of autism, and autism often is accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to http://www.AutismSpeaks.org.

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Melanie Heicklen
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312.526.3996

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