Smith Design is excited to be participating in Giving Tuesday this year! Giving Tuesday is a global day of action that gives people around the world the opportunity to come together through generosity by sharing acts of kindness and lending their voices, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes.
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a day to encourage people to do good and falls on each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, we are happy to share two initiatives that we kicked off last month! We had the pleasure of working with Vietnam Veterans of America and One Warm Coat to donate women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, coats, and shoes to those in need. We have collected 13 bags of clothing and coats, from our staff and community to donate. All donations to Vietnam Veterans of America generate funds to provide and take care of the soldiers and service men and women who take care of our country. Coats donated to One Warm Coat provide free coats to children and adults in need.
We have also partnered with the Goryeb Children’s Hospital, located in Morristown, to donate toys to their pediatric patients who will be spending their holidays in the hospital. The toys were personally selected by the child life specialist based on the children’s wish lists. Atlantic Health’s Emerging Leaders Business Resource Group will be wrapping the gifts and the gifts will be hand delivered with love to the children. We are so honored to be able to be a part of helping to make the holidays a little extra special!
Today, and everyday, we believe that design is at its best when it’s a force for good. Our culture at Smith Design is rooted in caring, and we make a conscious and collective effort to translate our values into actions that benefit our staff, our clients, and our community. We have had the honor of working with the Memory Project, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Night to Shine, the Market Street Mission, Art & Sole, and many more during our 40 Acts of Kindness initiatives in past years. Now we are proud to add the Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Vietnam Veterans of America, and One Warm Coat to the list of organizations we have had the opportunity of working with for Giving Tuesday. Giving back is such a huge part of Smith Design and we are so excited and determined to continue giving back to our community and helping in any ways that we can!