Stillwater Makes a Change
So what’s SMAC?
SMAC, or Stillwater Makes a Change, is a student led philanthropy at Stillwater High School. Each spring, a Stillwater/Payne County non-profit organization is selected to be the following year’s SMAC beneficiary. We began in 2010 by helping one child through a $5,000 gift to the Make a Wish Foundation. Last year we helped hundreds of children and adults with a $171,000 gift to Our Daily Bread, Payne County’s food and resource center. Over the years, SMAC student leaders have caught the vision and addressed the challenges of helping at risk teens, physically and mentally challenged children and adults, families in crisis, the hungry and abused. We are ready to take on a new challenge in 2019!
2019 SMAC Beneficiary – Mya’s Promise
SMAC chose Mya’s Promise as its 2019 beneficiary and partner. Mya’s Promise serves children living with special needs and their families. They provide educational programs, scholarships and activities promoting social and personal growth for the children and support as well as assistance for their parents and siblings.
With SMAC’s support, Mya’s Promise is partnering with the City of Stillwater to build a state-of-the-art adaptive play structure at Strickland Park. This ‘PlayAbility’ structure is designed to make Strickland a fully inclusive and adaptive park for the entire community regardless of age or abilities. The design for the ‘PlayAbility’ structure will be wheelchair accessible with open, flexible space where people can gather for a variety of functions.
By working together our entire community will be able enjoy a state-of-the-art, premier gathering place unlike anywhere else in the state or region.
Happy 10th Anniversary SMAC!
This year SMAC celebrates 10 years of students working together to change our community. To date we have raised over $670,000 to pour back into the lives of others. With your help we are so excited to see what changes will happen this year.