Message from Steven Smith Memorial
Steve Smith's Generosity Lives On - Thanks to You
The name Steven Smith may represent a lifetime of crafting premium teas but to the tea growers he worked with in Assam, India, it is the name of the man who provided education opportunities to ensure a better future for their children.
Steven Smith and his partner Kim made giving back to origin communities a company priority for Smith Teamaker. To achieve this goal, Smith Teamaker partnered with Mercy Corps on the School Education Retention Program (SERP). Based in tea estates in Assam, India, SERP provides free academic coaching to over 400 disadvantaged secondary school students. This additional attention provides students with the tools they need to pass exams and continue to college, for which scholarships are available.
Although we have lost a dear friend, SERP and Smith Teamaker will continue to fulfill Steve’s dream of positively impacting lives in the tea community. If you wish to honor Steve’s memory by donating to the Mercy Corps SERP program, please click the link above. To learn more about Steve and how you can share your memories please go to Remembering Steve.