July & August were busy months for Smith Design’s team, but our commitment to 40 Acts stayed top of mind. We teamed up with local and national organizations that support those in need, as well as hosted a local student for a mentorship. Read on to learn about the missions of these incredible organizations:
We were honored to be able to support the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation this summer. In a state lacking a school for the blind, the organization provides essential building blocks including extracurricular activities and transitional skills to children who are visually impaired. We were thrilled to support them by creating a new logo for their brand.
We believe gently used items should get another life, especially when they can benefit someone else. The Smith Design team pulled together household items like sofas, heaters, and blankets to be donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which sells building materials, appliances, new and gently-used items and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
The Newark Academy remains close to the team’s heart. Jenna Smith, our president, is an alum of the school and has continued to find ways over the years to support the students in their education. We hosted a student, Ariel, for her senior project, in which she was mentored by Jenna and garnered experience in different aspects of the business for two weeks.
Getting ready for back to school is stressful enough — we wanted to help make it a little less stressful in our community by providing kids served by Bergen CASA with pouches filled with school supplies. Bergen CASA is a non-profit organization of professionals and trained volunteers that are appointed to advocate for children removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.
We are thankful for these organizations and the opportunity to contribute to their great work!
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.