GLEN MILLS, Pa.--In celebration of Take Your Child to Work Day on April 28, Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, hosted employees and their children for a day of community engagement, learning and fun at the company’s North American headquarters.
The festivities began at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome from executives. Participants and children then broke out the toolboxes and participated in a GoBabyGo! workshop, an activity designed to teach the children about Axalta’s dedication to giving back to those in need. GoBabyGo! is a nonprofit organization that modifies motorized toy cars to be used by special needs toddlers who have difficulty walking or crawling. Employees and their children received the story of a specific toddler and the custom plans for his or her car. After completing the car, they met the toddlers who had a chance to test drive the cars, before final adjustments were made.
“At Axalta, we see Take Your Child to Work Day as an opportunity to introduce the children of team members to our company, including exposing them to one of our central principles—giving back to those in need,” said Mike Carr, Axalta President of North America. “GoBabyGo! provided a way for us to teach kids about the importance of community engagement while creating a fun, memorable experience. And improving the mobility of special needs toddlers is truly a worthy cause.”
“GoBabyGo!'s mission is to get kids with disabilities mobile,” said John Koshy, Director, GoBabyGo!. “We do this by creating custom ride-on cars for young children who otherwise may not be able to move.”
The day wrapped up with several presentations by Axalta team members.
GoBabyGo! is an international nonprofit committed to building and providing motorized cars for toddlers with disabilities who may otherwise be immobile in their early, formative years. Over the past decade, GoBabyGo! has been able to place many of their custom, re-built toy cars on the “roads”—well, mostly gym floors and homes—of families in need! To learn more about GoBabyGo! visit www.udel.edu/gobabygo.
About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our 100,000+ customers in more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.