Smartwerks’ relationship with St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) CARES began in 2018. Since then, Smartwerks’ has donated their software and portable mattresses to help end homelessness.
In July of 2018, Smartwerks’ Director of Sales, Patrick Kunish, attended the retail industry’s largest trade show, Las Vegas Market. While there, he met Scott Smalling, a leader in the sleep industry, spreading the word about his nonprofit company, Relief Bed. Smalling explained that one of the biggest problems for homeless people is that there aren’t enough shelters and beds for everyone, so he created Relief Bed, a low-cost, portable mattress designed for homeless shelters and durable enough to use outdoors.