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Joyful Smiles Thru Faith

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Causes: Gift Distribution, Human Services

Mission: Bringing joy to children in the community during their time of need. Sharing Joy Through Faith One Smile At A Time!

Results: 700+Kare Packages delivered to children in the NW, OhiIO community.

Target demographics: To bring joy to children’s lives who are sick, bullied, abused, suicidal, homeless, and lost their parents from addiction.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 children in the community receive joyful smiles.

Geographic areas served: Northwest Ohio

Programs: Hello JSTF Supporters, We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that serves the children in the NW Ohio community who are sick in ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital and Mercy Childrens Hospital (St. Vincent’s). We also deliver our Kare Packages to children at The Zepf Center and Mercy Trauma Center. We also serve the children throughout the community who are bullied, abused, suicidal, and lost their parents from addiction. Each Kare Package includes: a teddy bear, coloring book, crayons, many other fun filled activities, and a Thinking of you Card made by a child or adult in the community. These Kare Packages are to brighten up the children’s spirits during their time of need. **If you would like for your child to receive one of our Kare Packages during an admittance in the hospital or crisis please give us a call. ***Please visit our Facebook page as well at https://m.facebook.com/JSTFSMILES/ We are collecting activities to fill our Kare Packages, Such as: teddy bears, toys, coloring books, crayons, dolls, and any other activities that a girl or boy in the community would love to please ay with. *They must be brand NEW & SMOKE FREE! *We are accepting monetary donations through our PayPal account at Joyfulsmilesthrufaith@gmail.com *If you are interested in volunteering, or having a fundraiser for us please contact us at 419-304-3670 We’d like to say a huge thank you for your overwhelming support. We look forward to you making a difference in a child’s life with Joyful Smiles Thru Faith. Sincerely, Jacqueline Federico Joyful Smiles Thru Faith Founder & President 419-304-3670 https://m.facebook.com/JSTFSMILES/ www.jstftoledo.org

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Melissa M.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just the thought of a sick child brings tears to my eyes but knowing they have someone thinking of them brings me joy. Joyful smiles is wonderful at what they do. They bring care packages right to the children where they are. They deliver smiles. When my daughter was facing cancer joyful smiles was there!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A family member received a Kare Package and was so overjoyed at his new toys that it made a bunch of us cry. Then Jacqueline started crying too. It was really beautiful, and I can see why they are so loved. Thanks guys!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife volunteers for JSTF so I have been to meetings and volunteered at events too. It's really cool to see people from the community come up and get engaged in what they do. Jacqueline has a great organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I continue to be amazed at the impact that Joyful Smiles Thru Faith has on our community. There is no organization I could be prouder to be a part of.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I love what we do at Joyful Smiles Thru Faith! Knowing that I am a part of such a pure and simple mission makes volunteering a true joy.

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1 Sierra A.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Joyful Smiles Thru Faith is an amazing organization that commits to bringing hope, love and happiness to children that are in need of a reminder that the world is a better place with them in it. They bring Kare Packages to kids who need the strength to keep fighting their battles and are motivated by the basic idea that everyone should treat others the way they want to be treated.

1 Tricia D.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Joyful Smiles thru Faith is an amazing non-profit organization that provides care packages to sick, injured and bullied children. It is a great local nonprofit that was started by one woman with an incredible heart. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was at a grill when I noticed this organization was having a toy drive so I donated money to there good cause and learned what they did for our Local children and how involved they are so know I follow them on FB to see when up coming events are so we can go support them

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such great work in our community! Keep those joyful smiles going.. JSTF's care packages helps sick and abused kids through some pretty tough moments that no child should ever know, healing though play is such a wonderful gift to give. God bless !

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very incredible people. Jacqueline and Rob brought gifts for my family and offered resources after the loss of my husband and my Kidd’s dad.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out to Joyful Smiles thru Faith last month after my friend passed away from that nasty C word, leaving behind 6 children. I explained the situation, she instantly asked for the ages of the children and said they would love to provide Kare packs to them. When the kids received them, it was the first smile I’d seen on their faces in a weeks time! These people are godsends for families in their time of need! Thank you again, for all that you guys do!❤️

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful and kind Organization. My grandkids were so happy

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What I think this organization is doing is wonderful!!! I love seeing smiles on kids!!! It makes me feel good 2 know that by them smiling & laughing they r having a good day.. I 100% support this organization & all that they r 4...

1 Melissa S.6

Board Member

Rating: 5

Joyful Smiles is a great organization!! I love that they help kids and bring smiles to their faces!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Love what is being done for the children in Toledo, OH

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2 Robb M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Love what they do so much I actually signed on as an active member...

2 D.j. B.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is such agreat organization. We have been on the news many times helping others helping kids in our community. it is such a great organization and should be known very well around our community. thanks for all that you do to help in our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization was there for my child when she was going through a crisis in her life. They brighten up her spirits by giving her a Kare Package full of activities and a teddy bear. This kept her occupied and her mind off of our family tragedy. JSTF truly goes the extra mile to makes the children in the community safe and happy.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great organization that cares about the well-being and happiness of the kids. A wonderful group of people who take pride in what they are doing in and for their community - happy to work with them whenever needed.

2 Camila T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I heard about Joyful Smiles through Faith I immediately wanted to help if and when I could. Their goal is simply to make kids who are sick feel better and get their thoughts off their health situation by preparing gift bags and cards to cheer them up. I have volunteered a few times to prepare the gift bags and attended a fund raiser or two. I think they are a great organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The things they do for sick and bullied kids is awesome!

2 Sherry L.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joyful Smiles Through Faith touches the lives of children who are sick from a serious illness such as cancer, children who are bullied & children who are abused. These children feel alone, sad & depressed, they feel like no one loves them & there's no hope. The volunteer staff at Joyful Smiles Through Faith gives them hope & makes them feel loved & that someone cares. This is an amazing non profit organization! The smiles on the children's face's when they receive the care packages & are comforted by such caring volunteers are priceless!

3 Diana Lynn S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered with some friends to make get-well cards and bracelets that would be included in the pouches that are given to the children. We had fun making them and when I saw pictures of the children with the smiling faces warmed my heart and I realized that even what seemed like a small gesture can have a big impact

3 Molly S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I connected with Jacqueline ( the founder ) through social media quite awhile back and I absolutely love her nonprofit organization! It’s truly inspiring to see how much hard work not only her but the volunteers and everything put in. They don’t just do it to do something they do it because they truly love helping put a smile on a child’s face who may be ill and in the hospital. It’s such a kind gesture that makes such a huge impact. The world could use more people like Jacqueline for sure!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Joyful Smiles Thru Faith is just absolutely AMAZING! They really do go above and beyond to try and put a smile on peoples faces! If you follow them on Social Media and everything you just absolutely know you are donating to a wonderful cause! You will not regret it :)

2 Eva J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when they receive their bag from Joyful Smiles Thru Faith.

3 Joe K.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an awesome place they do a lot for children and people my daughter is guinea pig passed away my daughter was upset and crying and everything and she brought her a couple toys and talk to her and all kinds of stuff it was great that's for sure

2 D.j. B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is such a great organization and all the members are so great. I'm truly blessed to work and be apart of this great organization The best feeling in life is being able to give back and this nonprofit does exactly that helps and gives back to the community. keep up the great work and keep on shooting for the stars like i always say just have faith and watch everything fall in place!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Joyful Smiles as a past board member. I have worked and attended many functions. Joyful Smiles is always willing to help anyone in need. This is a good quality that is hard to find in this day and age. Great job!

1 Aaron C.5

Board Member

Rating: 5

Before joining JSTF my daughter was a recipient of a Kare Package from Bullfrogs Against Bullying and JSTF. The joy that brought her initially lasted weeks. Every time she gets the pouch out or plays with something from it, that same smile comes back. Their generosity and kindness brought me on board and now I get to see that same look on other peoples faces.

Pictured from Left to Right is Abigail Davis the 2019 National Miss Buckeye State, One of our Kare Packages and President and Founder of JSTF, Jacqueline Federico.

Krystle A.

Donor

Rating: 5

It’s wonderful what joyful smiles does for the sick and abused kids ❤️❤️

1 Kimberly D.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joyful Smiles does so much good for the children in our community being bullied, neglected, or who are ill. It is s wonderful resource that a lot of people stile don’t know about. It’s run by a wonderful group of volunteers who truly care about the people they are helping and they whole heartedly believe in the saying, “Sharing Joy One Smile at a Time.”

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We invited Joyful Smiles Thru Faith to our Girl Scout meeting where we donated items to stuffed pouches! My girls did it as their service project and absolutely loved it!