Smart City Networks Supports Various Charitable Organizations for the Holidays

  • Smart City Networks
  • 12.16.09
This holiday season, Smart City Networks is again supporting several charitable organizations that are making a difference in communities across the country.

Throughout the year, team members of Smart City Networks donate their time, talents and energy to their individual communities. In the same spirit, Smart City has selected seven charities across the country to support with a donation. These donations are in lieu of direct gifts to clients and partners. 

The organizations selected this year by Smart City Networks include: Operation Jump Start, The Family Place, Madison’s Wish, Home of the Innocents, Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA), Glide Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Founded in 1994, Operation Jump Start is a community-based non-profit program in Long Beach, Calif., assists disadvantaged youth by providing them with dedicated volunteer mentors, promoting academic persistence and encouraging post-secondary education beginning in 8th grade and continuing through high school graduation.

The Family Place was founded 31 years ago in Dallas, Tex., with the mission to eliminate family violence through proactive prevention and intervention, extensive community education, and caring advocacy and assistance for victims and their families.
 
Madison’s Wish in southern Florida is dedicated to supporting the medical care of Madison Cay who was diagnosed with a relatively unknown genetic neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) two days shy of her first birthday; she is now 3. SMA destroys the nerve cells controlling movements such as crawling, walking, head and neck control and swallowing. There is currently no treatment or cure for SMA. 
Home of the Innocents, a non-profit agency in operation for 130 years in Louisville, Ky., served over 2,000 children last year.  The Home provides services to assist children and families who are facing severe crisis, including abused, abandoned and neglected children, medically fragile children and children with Autism.
 
The Nevada SPCA operates a no-kill animal sanctuary, promotes humane education, makes referrals for lower-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care.

Glide Foundation has served the poor and disenfranchised in San Francisco, Calif., for 45 years.  From serving nearly one million meals a year, to operating a professional medical clinic, to providing affordable housing, to youth job training, to offering weekly spiritual celebrations at Glide Church, and much more – Glide touches the lives of many people. Glide has helped thousands of disenfranchised and poor people get back on their feet and find their way to jobs, housing and spiritual fulfillment.

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases - America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers - the American Heart Association funds cutting-edge research, conducts lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocates to protect public health.
 
Founded in 1984, Smart City Networks is the nation’s largest provider of event technology in the convention industry.  With corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev., Smart City Networks provides clients with design, installation and maintenance of data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with unparalleled voice, video and data network engineering, security and monitoring across the United States.  Smart City Networks also provides services to more than 5,000 trade shows at more than 43 convention centers located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and the District of Columbia.



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