As part of our commitment to our community, SMECO has established the SMECO Charitable Foundation to support local non-profit organizations. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions may be tax-deductible. Each year we select a different organization to benefit from the fundraisers and contributions.
SMECO normally holds two fundraising events each year, the SMECO 75 Bike Ride in June and the Charity Golf Outing in the fall. Both events are supported by a group of volunteer employees, the SMECO executive team, and vendors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SMECO did not hold the Bike Ride or the Charity Golf Outing in 2020.
The Bike Ride and the Charity Golf Outing enabled SMECO employees to donate $57,450 to three local organizations that assist intellectually and developmentally disabled people: The Arc Southern Maryland in Calvert County, Spring Dell in Charles County, and Bay Community Support Services in St. Mary’s County.
SMECO employees donated $47,642 to four different organizations that focus on the environment: the American Chestnut Land Trust in Calvert County, the Port Tobacco River Conservancy in Charles County, the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Prince George’s County, and the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association in St. Mary’s County.
Melwood’s Operation: Tohidu received $53,476 from SMECO, which raised the money through its Bike Ride and Charity Golf Outing.
Employees again raised money for local shelters. Safe Harbor in Calvert County; Lifestyles of Maryland, Martha’s Place Transitional Home, in Charles County; and Wrapping Arms ’Round Many (WARM) in St. Mary’s County each received $13,774.
The Wounded Warrior Project received a donation of $36,470 from the SMECO 75 Bike Ride and Charity Golf Outing.
Employees held two fundraising events and donated $35,760 to three local shelters. The three groups that help the homeless in Southern Maryland, Lifestyles of Maryland of Charles County, Project Echo of Calvert County, and Three Oaks Center of St. Mary’s County, each received $11,920.