Forrest Firm Supports Smashing Boxes Habitat for Humanity Initiative
July 18, 2017
Smashing Boxes, a longtime Forrest Firm client based in Durham and New Orleans, is a leader in the design and development of technology platforms (including websites and apps) for notable clients like Sony, Warner Brothers, Quintiles, Duke University, and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Known for its community-based approach and innovative thinking, Smashing Boxes has also partnered with Iron Yard coding schools in its local market to drive the technology talent pool available to design and development companies and corporate IT departments. The company has also built an internship program exclusive to Durham-area high school students with non-profit community partnership Made in Durham.
Smashing Boxes’ latest community venture is perhaps its most audacious giveback effort to date. The company is campaigning to raise $82,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity home in downtown Durham. According to Smashing Boxes founder Nick Jordan, “It’s a big responsibility we have taken on, and our hope is to see more and more companies work to activate their network and their employees for good causes.”
On July 20, Smashing Boxes is teaming up with Chef Matt Kelly at downtown Durham’s Mothers and Sons Trattoria for a private dinner to raise money for the company’s Habitat efforts. Because of Kelly’s generosity, nearly 30 people will enjoy a meal at Mothers and Sons with 100 percent of the dinner’s proceeds going to the Smashing Boxes Habitat for Humanity building project.
The Forrest Firm is proud to sponsor Smashing Boxes’ Habitat for Humanity initiative. As a certified B corporation ourselves, we believe that leaders in the business community can use their companies as forces for good in the communities they serve. Nick Jordan and his team live this dynamic year after year.
If you’d like to contribute to the Smashing Boxes Habitat for Humanity build, follow this link to see opportunities to purchase building supplies, landscaping material, and more. You’re also welcome to join the Smashing Boxes team as they create a new home for a special family in downtown Durham.
For more information on Smashing Boxes, a company we are proud to partner with at the Forrest Firm, visit www.smashingboxes.com.