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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Day of Smiles: Sharing Smiles

Our nickname may be “The place for smiles” but we also love creating smiles within our community. On April 10th, we held our second annual Day of Smiles, an event that gathered nearly 130 of our team members to volunteer at 16 different community service projects throughout the city.

As a company, we invest at least 5% of our pre-tax earnings to support nonprofit organizations – and though we support a wide variety of causes, we focus our efforts on three areas:  Sharing Smiles, Growing Smiles, and Hero Smiles. Click here to read more about each.

On our Day of Smiles, four of our service projects were focused on “Sharing Smiles” by supporting family wellness and fitness. Read on to learn about how our team spent their day!

Best of the Batch Foundation

A team of our volunteers visited Munhall to help Best of the Batch Foundation, which was established by former Steeler Charlie Batch. They helped to beautify the outdoor area to get it ready for the organization’s spring and summer programming. Charlie even stopped by to personally thank our team members for helping out!

Girls on the Run

We also had volunteers travel to Oakland to help the Girls on the Run staff prepare for their upcoming 5K race by creating team signs and cheer kits. This program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.


A few of our volunteers enjoyed the beautiful weather as they helped GTECH prepare their equipment shed for the busy summer ahead. GTECH helps to improve the social, economic and environmental health of the whole community by ensuring underutilized land serves the greater good.

fitUnited Project RUN

Another team helped with fitUnited’s Project RUN, which helps to reduce the barriers to wellness opportunities in underserved neighborhoods by providing participating children with weekly coaching and bi-weekly nutrition education, leading up to the Kids Marathon in May. Our volunteers helped by wrapping running shoes and creating activity books for the children who participate in this program!

Check out our other blogs in this series to learn about our community projects for Growing Smiles and Hero Smiles.


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