2015 Year In Review
In 2016, the Steve Smith Family Foundation (S2F2) will celebrate its 3rd birthday! You know the old saying “time flies when you’re having fun“? That’s certainly been our experience! With three Strike Out Domestic Violence Bowing Events and two Lace Up Son Family 5Ks under our belt (with a third right around the corner), we’ve accomplished a lot since the Foundation’s inception – in large part to our partners, sponsors and the communities we serve.
2015 was no exception. In the Foundation’s second year, each of our flagship events were improved upon in order to maximize our impact and fundraising efforts. From our Strike Out Domestic Bowling Event and the Lace Up Son Family 5K – Charlotte’s only Memorial Day run – S2F2’s impact touched more that 1,300 lives, with over 950 goods donated in Charlotte, NC and Baltimore, MD.
More than 800 toiletries were donated via a collection in partnership with area restaurants; 700, plus, children were provided opportunities they could otherwise not afford; 600 families found support in their time of need; over 150 pairs of shoes were gifted; and 50 summer day camp scholarships were awarded to children whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence.
In the Foundation’s continued effort to combine passionate philanthropy with a common denominator – family – new opportunities to make a lasting impact continue to knock at our door. In 2015, S2F2 proudly partnered with area organizations including Safe Alliance, Charlotte’s top agency in providing services to survivors of domestic violence; the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility; Project 658, a holistic ministry providing services to at risk families in Charlotte; and House of Ruth Maryland, leaders in the fight to end violence against women and their children.
Under the guidance of our fearless leaders, Steve Smith Sr. and family, S2F2 remains dedicated to serving the under-served, and we look forward to continuing to serve the community’s needs. Stay tuned for more announcements in 2016!
S2F2 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, federal tax ID 30-0778749.