In serving, we lead.
Throughout the year Swiss America's helping hands can be felt in our local community - fulfilling the visionary leadership of Swiss America's founder and chairman, Craig R. Smith.
Over the last three decades Craig has taught the Swiss America family the importance of earning money for our families and saving it for the future but more importantly, giving as much as we each possibly can through charities and community service.
Mr. Smith defines true wealth as a lifestyle of giving, offering far more fulfillment and lasting value than material things. Since the firm first opened over 30 years ago, Swiss America has done just that.
Swiss America's charitable and community service includes:
* Supporting the families of our fallen first responders
* Making meals for the families of those fighting terminal illnesses
* Helping wipe out homelessness for Phoenix veterans
* Rebuilding shattered hopes, dreams and broken lives through the Phoenix Dream Center
* Raising money to help feed the hungry among us
* Inspiring baby boomers to discover their true calling in the second half of life
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Phoenix Dream Center
The Phoenix Dream Center, a volunteer driven nonprofit organization, which exists to serve the homeless, low-income, at risk youth, struggling individuals and families by providing resources, opportunities and supportive services to help them realize their dream of living a self-sufficient life. Swiss America has been a proud sponsor since the Dream Center's inception in 2006 and is a regular contributor to this amazing inner city outreach. Dream Center Programs provide housing to over 300 people each night and serve over 40,000 people each month.
100 Club of Arizona
100 Club of Arizona provides immediate financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, and provides resources to enhance their safety and welfare. All 100 Club of Arizona events have a purpose: to pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to the citizens of Arizona or to raise awareness and support of the 100 Club of Arizona's mission — to respond in a moment's notice when our public safety families face tragedy. Swiss America supports this important outreach to our city's first responders.
Fresh Start Women's Foundation
Fresh Start Women's Foundation is dedicated to supporting women through these three core values: economic self-sufficiency, personal development and education. The Phoenix-based Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women's Resource Center offers free and low-cost services for any woman age 18 or older and also offers services in the East Valley at the Goodwill Career Center in Mesa. Swiss America CEO Dean Heskin serves on the men's board of this organization committed to helping women in our community seeking a fresh start in life.
Ronald McDonald House, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Ronald McDonald homes are filled with more than help, they're filled with hope. Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. Each month Swiss America volunteers provide and serve a meal to the families at Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers say they are thankful to serve these little ones and their family.
The BBB Foundation Integrity Golf Classic annual event benefits the BBB Foundation which exists to educate individuals and businesses about marketplace issues and charitable giving practices and reinforces BBB's mission of advancing marketplace trust. It offers consumers tools and resources about making informed decisions and supports businesses in their efforts to operate with the highest ethical standards. Swiss America has been a member and supporter of the BBB for over two decades.
Project H3 - Ending Chronic Veteran Homelessness
Ending homelessness is possible. It means that when an individual or family has a housing crisis, our community has the systems and resources in place to immediately identify and support them in rapidly getting back into housing. Project H3 is a collaborative effort of community leaders from the non-profit, governmental and business communities in the Greater Phoenix area striving to end homelessness in our communities. Swiss America supports H3 efforts to help find shelter for our homeless vets who bravely defended our homes.
BBB "Laws of Life" Business Ethics Awards
The annual BBB Business Ethics Awards Banquet features a contest open to all High School students to write from the heart about what matters most in their lives. "Laws of Life" are those principles and ideals that guide us in life. Swiss America helps make it possible for contest winners to attend the awards dinner with their families.
Ryan's Reach - High Hopes Head Injury Program
Ryan's Reach enables the High Hopes Head Injury Program to continue serving the victims of traumatic brain injury who seek rehabilitation at an affordable cost. Ryan's Reach envisions a nationwide network of High Hopes Neurological Recovery Group facilities to serve the demanding and complex needs of brain injury victims and their families. This outreach was born in the aftermath of Ryan Corbin's head injury resulting from three-story fall in 2001. Legendary entertainer and Swiss America spokesperson Pat Boone is Ryan's grandfather.
Feed My Starving Children
Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization committed to feeding God's children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. 92 percent of donations are spent on feeding programs which feeds one child for a year with each $80 donation. Swiss America supported their 1st annual AZ Hunger Walk hosted at the Augusta Ranch Golf Course in Mesa, AZ.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to help insure our citizens are prepared for (and cared for) when local, national disasters or other emergencies strike. Over the last two decades Swiss America has supported our local Grand Canyon Red Cross by donating over 1 million disaster preparedness brochures free to the public as a part of our National Preparedness Task Force. Since then, we continue to support volunteerism for this 100+ year-old private, non-profit organization. Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. We believe preparedness must also include financial preparedness with physically-held tangible assets.
The Prague Security Studies Institute
The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in early 2002 to advance the building of a just, secure, democratic, free market society in the Czech Republic and other post-communist states. PSSI Washington is dedicated to helping advance a better understanding of the security challenges facing Europe. Swiss America supports PSSI's Executive Director, Roger Robinson Jr., who invites individual investors to help fight the war on terror by refusing to invest in companies doing business in terrorist-sponsoring states. In December 2006, The Wall Street Journal recognized Swiss America as a leader in terror-free and 'socially responsible investing'.
Swiss America has some good news for baby boomers: Fear not! You are standing on the threshold of a new era of productivity in your life, if you make wise choices. Swiss America launched Primelifers.org with two purposes; 1) To help baby boomers discover their unique calling in the second half of life, and 2) To connect readers with free online, printed and audio resources to help these inspired dreams come true. Our weekly news blog features news and stories that we hope will inspire baby boomers to find their place of service to this generation ... and the next!