Recently, PLUS GROUP of Companies, consisting of RN Design, Salefish Software, COOLAID Studios, and SRN Architects, joined Million Dollar Smiles to build a new playground for three-year-old Vikaas Suvendiran.
Million Dollar Smiles is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with children who have life threatening illnesses. Vikaas has been diagnosed with severe Global Development Delay (an umbrella term covering an array of developmental challenges).
“I’m truly honored to have all the support from this amazing sponsor and all the volunteers that come out every year,” says Million Dollar Smiles Founder and Director, Anna Lopes, in a press release.
One of the ways the organization supports these families and children is by building new play structures to promote a healthy, fun and active lifestyle. PLUS GROUP principal, Rob Nicolucci, 25 staff and some of their children spent five hours building the new playground for Vikaas.
“We’ve supported this charity since 2015,” says Nicolucci. “We’ve completed six backyard playgrounds, and over 100 of our employees have participated. At approximately $3,000 per build, this means we have donated $18,000 to this worthy cause in a very tangible way. Our collective experience gives team building real meaning. It feels great for all of us to provide our physical presence rather than simply writing a cheque. The smile on Vikaas’ face and that of his parents is our true reward.”
“I always look forward to participating in what is a magical day for families and their children,” adds volunteer, Vicki Arciero.
Million Dollar Smiles has been putting smiles on children’s faces for more than a decade. They have established an extensive network of volunteers and have a number of successful programs supporting children facing life threatening illnesses.
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