Smith Design’s 40 Acts of Kindness picked up steam in February, supporting Night to Shine, Market Street Mission, Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, and Pinups for Pitbulls.
The Tim Tebow Foundation first launched Night to Shine in 2015 as a way to give an unforgettable prom night experience to people with special needs, taking place across 26 states and 3 countries. Just 4 short years later, on February 8th2019, the event was held simultaneously in all 50 states and 22 different countries around the world!
Smith Design was a sponsor of the event in Haskell, New Jersey, also providing signs for non-verbal guests and those with reading disabilities. Our own Emma Medina was on hand in for the festivities, and she snapped some great pictures of the honored guests dancing the night away!
Peanut butter and jelly. Macaroni and cheese. Pinups and pitbulls? We may not be there yet, but we’re getting closer! Pinups for Pitbulls was founded in 2005 as a model’s way to try and change the perception around a friendly breed that had gotten a bad rap over the years.
Lexi Savino volunteered to help run the Mosh for Pits fundraiser for the organization on February 23rdon Staten Island, ultimately helping to raise nearly $1000 for this important cause.
For dogs looking for their ‘furever’ homes, sometimes even the smallest gestures make a HUGE difference. Emma collected and donated towels, blankets and – perhaps most importantly – new toys to the four-legged guests at Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, an organization that provides animals with medical services and helps them secure good adoptive homes.
Finally, Smith Design partnered with our Morristown neighbors at Market Street Mission to help the poor in Morris County. The team delivered coats, gloves and hats, helping to bring warmth to those in need. We consider it a special privilege to be able to help people in our own backyard, and we wish Market Street Mission continued success in their future endeavors providing a variety of different services to members of our community.
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.