Thanks to the generosity of SMART’s President / CEO, David Piccoli, II, a group of home office associates participate in company-supported yoga classes. Moreover, associates were encouraged to select meaningful charities/non-profits to receive a donation of the class fees. Since the inception of SMART’s yoga program, the associates have donated to several deserving causes.
The Boys and Girls Club
In May, the SMART Associate “yoginis” chose to donate to the Providence, RI chapter of The Boys and Girls Club. This organization is committed “to enable and inspire children and youth, especially those from diverse or difficult circumstances, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and healthy members of their community, the State of Rhode Island, and the nation.” All donations are channeled to the Boys and Girls Club annual fund to ensure that children in need have access to a wide range of programs.
Big City Mountaineers
For June and July, the class selected the Big City Mountaineers’ Summit for Someone Program as the chosen charity. This nonprofit raises money to send underprivileged, urban youth on life-changing wilderness trips with mentors. Most notably, the program has proven to decrease the incidence of high school drop out by 50%. Summit for Someone Program Mentor Kristin Re’s fundraising efforts supported an unforgettable trip with the children to one of the country’s most popular climbing destinations, Wyoming’s Wind River Range.
As a result, our associates are excited for the ongoing opportunity to help make a difference in their communities. Finally, SMART Associate “yoginis” would like to express their gratitude to SMART’s President for passing along his charitable spirit.
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