Smith Employees Raise $3,323 for Komen Houston Race for the Cure® in Honor of Fellow Employee

Smith Employees Raise $3,323 for Komen Houston Race for the Cure® in Honor of Fellow Employee

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Recently, Smith employees raised $3,323 and had 22 participants attend the Komen Houston Race for the Cure® to raise awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection. Attendees walked or ran through downtown Houston and then participated in a Survivor Celebration afterward. “The energy at the event was incredible,” said Jessica Yu, Smith’s Asia Marketing Manager. “Everyone was...

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Smith Employees Volunteer at Houston Food Bank

Smith Employees Volunteer at Houston Food Bank

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Smith employees had the chance to help their local community last Saturday by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. Six volunteers from Smith’s Houston headquarters helped sort and repackage food into family-sized bags to distribute to people in need. “We had a fantastic team that worked great together,” said Charlee Wallace, Smith’s Benefits Coordinator. “It was a very impressive operation...

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Smith Employees Take a "Paws" Out of Their Weekend to Volunteer with K-9 Angels

Smith Employees Take a "Paws" Out of Their Weekend to Volunteer with K-9 Angels

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Nine volunteers from Smith’s Houston headquarters took a “paws” out of their weekend to volunteer with K-9 Angels, a Smith favorite, and help out animals in need of a forever home. “Everyone seemed to love it,” said Grainne Kingsburgh, one of Smith’s receptionists. “Volunteers got to walk all the dogs, play with and clean up after the kittens and puppies...

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Earth Day: Smith and The HUB Partner to Clean Up Littered Walkway

Earth Day: Smith and The HUB Partner to Clean Up Littered Walkway

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Celebrating Earth Day can be as simple as cleaning up your own backyard. This year, a team of Smith’s Houston employees partnered with students from The HUB, a local program for teens and young adults with neurological differences, to clean up a well-traveled sidewalk along Hollister Street that provides passage over a drainage ditch. The particular portion of the walkway...

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VIDEO: Smith, The HUB Strengthen Our Community, One Sandwich at a Time

VIDEO: Smith, The HUB Strengthen Our Community, One Sandwich at a Time

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Smith's partnership with The HUB Houston, a program for teens and young adults with neurological differences, has been fruitful on many fronts. Not only do we help our homeless community, for whom we make sandwiches bimonthly, but the partnership has also enriched the lives of the HUB students and Smith employees alike. At least twice a month, students with The...

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Smith’s Blood Drives Helped Save 252 Lives in 2017

Smith’s Blood Drives Helped Save 252 Lives in 2017

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Some of us at Smith donate our time or money. Others choose to give back in still another way. In 2017 alone, Smith saw 65 successful donors and collected 84 transfusable products, from platelets to plasma – enough to save 252 lives! That’s more than double what we gave the previous year. We helped save 108 lives in 2016 with...

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VIDEO: CSR – 2017 Year in Review

VIDEO: CSR – 2017 Year in Review

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  2017 was a big year for Smith – not only did we break sales records, but we also took our CSR efforts worldwide to better our global community. Raising relief funds after Hurricane Harvey and the Northern California wildfires, cleaning up the beach in Shenzhen, and adopting families for the holidays in Romania are just a few of the...

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Smith’s Hong Kong and Shenzhen offices join together to clean the beach

Smith’s Hong Kong and Shenzhen offices join together to clean the beach

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The Pacific Ocean covers more area on the planet than all of the land mass combined – and, unfortunately, it also accumulates significant amounts of pollution a year. With plastics taking upwards of 100 years to decompose, the litter is amassing more and more each year. So Smith’s Hong Kong and Shenzhen offices decided to do something about it. They...

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Smith Hong Kong Participates in Charity Bread Run

Smith Hong Kong Participates in Charity Bread Run

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“Food. Wanted, not wasted.” That’s the philosophy driving Feeding Hong Kong, the organization behind the annual Bread Run, an initiative that gathers leftover bread from bakeries around Hong Kong and distributes it to people in need. Smith partnered with Feeding Hong Kong during the September 28, 2017 event, which saw a total of 1,287 pieces of bread collected from 76...

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Smith’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Yields Thousands of Dollars in Donations

Smith’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Yields Thousands of Dollars in Donations

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Hurricane Harvey was a strong storm, but it was no match for Houston’s spirit of community. Smith is proud to be included among the many groups that came together in the wake of the devastating storm to help rebuild and heal the Bayou City after Harvey dropped more than 51 inches of rain across Houston and caused historic flooding. Organized...

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Back to School: Smith Helps 70 Local Children in Need Receive School Uniforms

Back to School: Smith Helps 70 Local Children in Need Receive School Uniforms

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A few days before anyone knew Hurricane Harvey would hit, let alone the impact it would leave on the Bayou City, Smith’s CSR Committee gathered at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church off 288 and Reed Road to help schoolchildren in need. It was the culmination of Smith’s yearly back-to-school drive efforts, in which employees donate money to help local...

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Smith Partners with DePelchin Children’s Center to Help 80 Children in Need

Smith Partners with DePelchin Children’s Center to Help 80 Children in Need

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Many of the children who are placed into foster homes have only the clothes on their backs. So we at Smith partnered with DePelchin Children’s Center during the summer of 2017 to provide duffle bags filled with the things kids need and want to feel secure. Using donations given by Smith employees from all around the world, we were able...

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