This past weekend, the Hammersmith team brought our families together to serve our community. We chose to assemble and donate Welcome Baskets to UMOM New Day Center in Phoenix, Arizona. UMOM restores hope and rebuilds lives by providing shelter, services, and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. The baskets are handed out at intake at UMOM and are full of personal care items so that they can enjoy a hot shower with the comfort of their own supplies. These baskets play a big role in the life of a person who is working to overcome homelessness.

Meet the Team

From left to right: owner and founder of Hammersmith Support Heather Locke, team member and owner of BW Concepts Beth Wand and Hammersmith Support team members Carla Brundige and Lisa Finn.

Hammersmith Support team giving back to community

The Process

We recruited our families to help us sort and distribute all of the items including towels and washcloths, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper, and oral care too.

families pack laundry baskets with personal care items

Some volunteers were more helpful than others….baby Teddy was much more interested in the empty boxes!

a baby in a box

The Results!

In all, we packed 20 Welcome Baskets for UMOM families! Taking time away from busy lives to remember those less fortunate was a wonderful way to bring our team together. Supporting our community is at the foundation of Hammersmith Support and finding new ways to give back is always worth our time!

laundry baskets full of personal care items for UMOM charity

Get Involved

If you would like to know more about UMOM, or would like to get involved, visit their website www.umom.org.

Also, we are thrilled to support our founder, Heather Locke, who has been nominated for the 2020 Arizona’s Finest for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Arizona’s Finest honors the most accomplished, innovative, and emerging leaders and business professionals. The honorees highlight their commitment to and professional achievements in the community while raising awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

We would be honored if you would consider making a donation to this amazing cause! Learn more about Arizona’s Finest and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: https://hammersmithsupport.com/…/giving-back-arizonas…/


Our founder, Heather Locke, has been nominated for the 2020 Arizona’s Finest for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Arizona’s Finest honors the most accomplished, innovative, and emerging leaders and business professionals. The honorees are given the chance to highlight their commitment and professional achievements in the community while raising awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

About Arizona’s Finest and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Founded in 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is “to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.” Arizona’s Finest fundraisers are held over the course of two months and in each state. The goal is to bring together a community through the tapping of individual fundraisers.

Heather’s Involvement

First introduced to the Arizona’s Finest fundraiser through Casey and Teresa Strunk, Heather was intrigued by the style of fundraising.

“Giving back to our community is so important to me. So much so, it’s at the foundation of Hammersmith Support. Being honored as one of Arizona’s Finest to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is such an honor – and I’m excited to continue to give back in a new way.”

How You Can Help

Each honoree is asked to raise $2,500 with a group goal of raising a minimum of $25,000 during their two-month campaign! Heather would be honored if you would consider making a donation to her page for this amazing cause!

For more information about cystic fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, visit their website at www.ccf.org.

If you’ve recently downloaded our “Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Web Designer,” you saw that one of the questions is what platform will my site be built on and why? It may seem like a silly question to ask, but it’s important for a lot of reasons! We’re excited to share with you why WordPress is the preferred platform for Hammersmith Support-built websites.

User Friendly 

Open-source (meaning the code for each page is visible and changeable) makes each site customizable, enabling the creation of unique and robust websites.

The WordPress admin panel has also evolved over the years to include a visual builder, which makes it easier to train clients how to add and update pages.

Mobile Friendly

WordPress has created a mobile-friendly structure at its core so that each and every site can be optimized for mobile viewing.

Most themes are already mobile-ready, but in addition, the WordPress editor can also be accessed and used from a phone or tablet.

Built-in SEO and Google Loves It

WordPress automatically creates a page structure with built-in header, footer and structure tags that Google loves. With an easy-to-use plugin like Yoast or SmartCrawl, you can further define page descriptions and titles that produce even better results, ensuring your site is optimized for SEO.

Highly Customizable

In addition to being open source, there are thousands of plugins available to extend WordPress’ core functionality. You can also develop your own plugins and add customization specific to your business.

Built-in Blog

Each site comes with a built-in blog page, making it easy to add content, images, and expand your library, organically boosting your SEO in the process.

Support

Because WordPress is open source, there are knowledgeable developers all over the world as well as endless information online. Generally if you have an issue, you can use Google to find the answer.

Compatible with Many 3rd Party Software Products

WordPress plays well with most providers, making it easy to invite site visitors to sign up for your newsletter, conduct e-commerce business, and integrate marketing strategies. Some great examples of 3rd party software include WooCommerce and Stripe for e-commerce and Mailchimp, Constant Contact and HubSpot for marketing integration.

Why Hammersmith Support

We’re always happy to answer your questions! If you are curious about your own site, or are thinking about a new one, we’re here to help! Schedule a free consultation through our website to talk through your questions.