The good people at SMUD care about the neighbors they serve. One way they show that is by offering support to further neighborhood clean-ups - something Freedom Through Education is passionate about too.
The SHINE grant enables us to continue doing our jobs making the neighbors proud to live near us in South Sacramento. We use the funds to buy safety equipment and other necessary tools for our men to use while working on clean up day once a month. The men who volunteer with us on that Saturday are treated to a nice BBQ with the staff as they revel in helping their neighbors appreciate where we all live. You've never seen a more grateful man than the one that is out of prison that can now use his hands to help his neighbors. SMUD and SHINE help make that possible!