IMPACCT Brooklyn, a nonprofit committed to helping residents and small businesses build and sustain flourishing communities, and Ring, an Amazon company, have announced a collaboration to help keep small businesses in Central Brooklyn more secure.
IMPACCT Brooklyn, formally known as the Pratt Area Community Council, is a community development corporation committed to helping residents build and sustain flourishing communities in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.
As a part of this collaboration, Ring is making a donation of 200 Ring device bundles (including Ring Alarm Kit, Ring Stick Up Cams, and an Alarm Glass Break Sensor) to small businesses in need.
Ring will cover the installation cost associated with the donated devices, as well as a Ring Protect Basic subscription for the life of the camera devices.
Ring will also provide a one-year subscription trial for Ring Pro Protect Subscription for the Alarm Kit.
IMPACCT Brooklyn will distribute devices to new and existing Small Business Assistance Program clients and will evaluate additional eligibility for the future.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities,” said IMPACCT Brooklyn in a statement. “IMPACCT Brooklyn serves as a lifeline for both new and existing businesses, and has provided comprehensive services to help entrepreneurs get started, grow or expand their businesses in Central Brooklyn for over 29 years.
“IMPACCT Brooklyn works with educators and local business mentors to launch workshops such as the Rolling Up the Gates/Project Restart,” it added. “Through a range of informative courses, this program helps get small businesses off the ground and continue to thrive.”
“We’re very happy to thank Amazon and Ring for their collaboration with our community partners. When our businesses are safer, everyone benefits,” said Bernell Grier, executive director of IMPACCT Brooklyn. “We hope these Ring devices will provide business owners peace of mind that will help foster a positive business climate. Ultimately, collaborations like this help make our communities safer, and bring jobs and economic prosperity to Central Brooklyn.”
The collaborative effort is further bolstered by the endorsement of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Assemblymember Stefani Zinerman.
“The 56th Assembly District is home to vibrant commercial corridors and dedicated merchants who work hard to provide quality goods and services to our residents. We know that small businesses thrive in a clean and safe environment, which makes Amazon’s investment in Ring Devices to Central Brooklyn businesses an invaluable asset. I am thankful for their donation of 200 Ring Device Bundles and installations towards keeping our community vibrant and supporting our small businesses during this great celebration of IMPACCT’s 60th Anniversary,” said Zinerman representative for the 56th Assembly District, including Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.
“Small businesses are a central part of every neighborhood and we are committed to empowering entrepreneurs by providing security solutions to help protect their businesses. We are proud to collaborate with IMPACCT Brooklyn and help advance their ongoing mission of providing critical resources and programs for community members and local business owners. Through this collaboration, we hope to continue learning how we can leverage Ring technology to best support businesses across Brooklyn and beyond,” said Karla Torres, head of Community Engagement at Amazon Devices & Services.
IMPACCT Brooklyn said it works “hand-in-hand” with community members to preserve and develop affordable housing, promote commercial revitalization, strengthen local businesses, create homeownership opportunities, protect tenant rights, and prevent home loss.
Since its founding in 2013, Ring has been on a mission to make neighborhoods safer, together for everyone.
From the first-ever Video Doorbell to the award-winning DIY Ring Alarm system, Ring’s smart home security product line, as well as the Neighbors app, offer users affordable whole-home and neighborhood security.
“At Ring, we are committed to making security accessible and convenient for everyone—while working hard to bring communities together,” said Ring in a statement.