As we close in on our goal of 40 Acts of Kindness for 2019, we’re inspired with even more ways we can give back in the coming year. We have so many ideas! But before we get there, here are the organizations we gave back to during September and October:
In the spirit of National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11th, we thanked our local fire department in Morris Plains, NJ for their service with some delicious pizza and presented them with a thank you note from our team. We are deeply grateful for those that keep our communities and our country safe.
For most children’s shelters, Halloween costumes tend not to make the list of essentials. Every year, Jersey Care helps more children living in NJ’s shelters take part in and celebrate Halloween by organizing a costume drive. We were happy to be able to support Jersey Cares’ efforts by organizing a drive in our office and delivering our collection to them.
Still in the spooky spirit, we gathered the entire Smith team (founders, too) to assemble 100 goodie bags for the Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ. We were thrilled to help the kids take part in the Halloween fun!
With their friends and family, some of the Smith Design team participated in the Out of the Darkness Walk organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The walk was initiated to give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health.
Table to Table, an organization that delivers food to those who need it most, created the Bag A Lunch, Help A Bunch initiative to encourage those that are able to donate the equivalent of one day’s lunch money. We were happy to help fight hunger in New Jersey with our team donation of $250. With every dollar raised, Table to Table is able to deliver 10 healthy meals.
At Smith Design, our culture is rooted in caring. We make a conscious and collective effort to translate our values into actions that benefit our staff, our clients, our community and our environment.