Safety 1st has kicked off the program 'Strolling for a Better America' with the revitalization of Trustman Park in downtown Laurel, Mississippi, the setting for HGTV's hit show 'Home Town'. The brand teamed up with the stars of the show, Erin and Ben Napier, to redesign and renovate a rundown section of Laurel's Main Street area. The program is initiated to improve parks and play spaces across the U.S.A., and inspire families to get involved in their own communities.
The Laurel Main Street renovation was a community effort, with local companies, tradesman and artists coming together with Safety 1st to design, rebuild and welcome local families to the brand-new Trustman Park. Following the Laurel project, the Safety 1st team will take Strolling for a Better America on the road, cleaning up community spaces in Boston, Minneapolis and Columbus, IN this summer.
Manufacturing in the U.S.A.
“We take tremendous pride in developing quality products for families, manufacturing them right here in the U.S.A. and offering them at an affordable price,” said Paul Powers, CEO and President at Dorel Juvenile USA. “With this program, we want to extend that work into the towns where our customers live and play. Erin and Ben embody the true spirit of the initiative; they are hometown heroes who are dedicated to revitalizing American manufacturing and bringing better products and experiences to their communities.”
“As business owners and new parents, now more than ever, we are devoted to revitalizing home towns here in the U.S.A., ensuring these vibrant communities continue to grow and prosper for years to come,” said Erin and Ben Napier, stars of HGTV’s ‘Home Town.’ “We commend Safety 1st for its focus on more sustainable manufacturing in the company’s Columbus, IN facility, and its focus on improving public spaces across the country.”
The Trustman Park in Laurel, Mississippi - Before and after:
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Families joining the initiative
Families can join Safety 1st in Strolling for a Better America by visiting www.strollingforabetteramerica.com to learn more about how they can make an impact in their town with ideas like growing a community garden, cleaning up a local park or volunteering to help those in need. With the Strolling for a Better America sweepstakes, parents and community members can enter for a chance to win the grand prize of a $15,000 playground renovation or one of 25 RIVA Travel System prize packages.
For more information on the Strolling for a Better America sweepstakes and the new RIVA Travel System, visit: www.strollingforabetteramerica.com
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