Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored Charlie Smith of The Salvation Army’s Bellwood Boys & Girls Club as a “2013 Maytag Dependable Leader” in recognition for his demonstrated commitment to dependability and dedication to keeping Atlanta’s youth on the path to achieve great futures.
The Maytag Dependable Club Award recognizes Club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth, and are dependable and exceptional role models. Charlie Smith, who has been a part of The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Clubs for over 40 years was selected as one of 25 nominees to receive this prestigious award and a $20,000 financial award to help deepen the impact in the community. The grant will further extend Mr. Smith’s focus with The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Clubs and enhance his demonstrated commitment to helping youth achieve promising futures.
“Charlie Smith is truly a dependable leader who selflessly gives his time and efforts to our Bellwood Club and we are proud to see he has been recognized with this incredible award from Maytag,” says Metro Atlanta Area Commander Major Todd Hawks. “Through the Maytag Dependable Leader Award, Charlie will continue to make a positive impact in our community and build upon our reach. We are grateful to Maytag for supporting our organization’s efforts to serve young people and make a difference in their lives.”
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs provides services and support to enable youth to reach their full potential as high-performing adults. With a heritage of dependability dating back more than 100 years, the Maytag brand mission is to build high-performing products consumers can count on. The partnership between Maytag and Boys & Girls Clubs of America seeks to recognize and promote dependability – a quality that is at the core of what the Clubs’ staff and volunteers do every day and is central to the Maytag brand.