Carmel, Ind. (December 19, 2014) – Allegion plc and Central Indiana Hardware today announced a joint project to improve the security, doors and kitchen facilities at four Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (BGCI). The donation consisted of $15,000 in cash and $80,000 in security hardware.
The building and door improvements will help keep club members more secure, while the improved kitchen and dining facilities will help the Boys & Girls Clubs feed meals to area youths.
“Partnering with Allegion and Central Indiana Hardware has made a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of children in our city,” said Rick Whitten, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. “Without their support, many club members wouldn’t get a nutritious meal every day.”
Additionally, Allegion’s $15K donation supported the club’s PowerHour program in 2014. The PowerHour program began in 2003 and helps more than 3,000 students each year with after-school homework assistance and tutoring.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place for kids to have fun, learn and thrive, and we’re very proud to partner with such an outstanding organization,” said Tim Eckersley, president of Allegion’s Americas Region. “Kids are more likely to prosper if they feel safe and secure, and that’s the vision of our company and why we partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs.”
To date, Allegion has donated more than $200,000 in support of the PowerHour program at all 11 Boys & Girls Clubs locations in Indianapolis. Allegion received the 2013 – 2014 BGCI Corporate Superstar Award in recognition of Allegion for “continued support and giving to our Club kids.”
“We are proud to partner with Allegion and the Boys & Girls Clubs to improve the safety and security at these four clubs, which will enhance the overall experience for each member,” said Ron Couch, president, Central Indiana Hardware. “The improvement to these clubs means that we’re taking another important step to fight childhood hunger in Indianapolis.”
The four clubs that received upgrades to security, doors and kitchen facilities include:
· Keenan-Stahl Boys & Girls Club, 1949 E. Troy Ave.
· LeGore Boys & Girls Club, 5228 W. Minnesota St.
· Lilly Boys & Girls Club, 801 S. State St.
· Wheeler-Dowe Boys & Girls Club, 2310 E. 30th St.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
Since 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis have served the Indianapolis community. With 11 Club locations, the Clubs provide programs for more than 7,000 youth in the areas of career exploration and educational enhancement, citizenship and leadership, the arts, and health and fitness. For additional information, please call (317) 920-4700 or visit BGCINDY.org.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) creates peace of mind by pioneering safety and security. As a $2 billion provider of security solutions for homes and businesses, Allegion employs more than 8,000 people and sells products in more than 120 countries across the world. Allegion comprises more than 25 global brands, including strategic brands CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage® and Von Duprin®. For more, visit www.allegion.com.
About Central Indiana Hardware
Indiana’s largest contract hardware, door, and architectural specialties supplier since 1951. With 115 employees and locations serving Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Columbus, Ohio, CIH’s team of highly trained and skilled professionals will guide you through all aspects of your building projects. CIH can assist in choosing materials, coordinating service and repair, and selecting the appropriate products needed for a specific project. Providing facility visits to conduct comprehensive site assessments designed to ensure the right security solution is provided. For more, visit www.centralindianahardware.com.
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