One holiday season, SM& made fleece for young children in need thanks to Building Impact. Above is a photo of SM& employees holding the finished product inside their office at 177 Milk Street in Boston.

We recently connected Building Impact CEO Diana Brennan with Banker & Tradesman real estate reporter Steve Adams to talk about Diana’s background in philanthropy, Building Impact’s origins and how the non-profit organization works with the real estate world to make a difference in the local community.

The resulting article, which you can read here, comes at an opportune time as we kick off this year’s holiday season.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to acknowledge your friends, family and coworkers. It is also reminds us of the importance of giving back to the community – Some businesses focus on giving back each day, whereas some thrive on it. Take Building Impact for example. Building Impact is the organization dedicated to strengthening communities around Greater Boston by providing individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live.  This holiday season, we encourage you to find ways to work with organizations like Building Impact to make a difference in the community because all types of gestures – big and small – go a long way.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a fabulous holiday season from all of us at SM&!