Grassroots Giving

The grassroots nature of STA’s Affiliate organizations is more than just political activism. It is also about the charitable work each and every Affiliate does in its local community. Many of these charities are not well known outside of their immediate areas, and the unselfish acts by Affiliate Boards and their members often go unrecognized.

Therefore STA has created a philanthropic strategy called Grassroots Giving that promotes these efforts and the charities they support through STA newsletters, website and social media platforms while also serving as a vehicle to bridge and communicate efforts among STA Affiliates.

The Grassroots Giving strategy features charity information in STA’s Monthly Newsletter, its members only publication, At the Midpoint, and the annual Big Heart Award, which recognizes a single Affiliate that goes above and beyond in serving its local community.

The Big Heart for Charity Award

Each year, STA honors one affiliate that goes above and beyond in terms of charitable efforts with its Big Heart for Charity Award. While STA acknowledges that all affiliates give back to their local communities in some way, the Big Heart Award is meant to recognize that single affiliate that went the extra mile, took the extra step to bring a sense of dignity to those in need.