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Smiles For Seniors

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Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: Smiles for Seniors is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to remembering our elderly and/or disabled in assisted living and nursing facilities, as well as home bound seniors, through year-long gifts, treats and activities.

Results: We are directly working with hundreds of seniors and dozens of facilities. We also provided Easter treat bags in 2021 to 1600 seniors in the Cincinnati Area Senior Service program (CASS).

Target demographics: increase happiness and morale of isolated residents in assisted living and nursing facilities, as well as homebound seniors, by providing gifts, treats and activities..

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2500 seniors (1600 homebound)

Geographic areas served: assisted living, nursing facilities and homebound seniors

Programs: 1.) Social activities (bingo, ice cream socials, cook outs, assistance at parties, etc.). 2.) Handmade items to keep the seniors warm (scarves, hats, gloves, shawls, etc.). 3.) Sweet treats on all holidays and other occasions. 4.) Christmas gifts

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a caregiver for elderly clients in their homes and independent living facilities, I can attest to the loneliness and feelings of being forgotten in todays society. This is a non profit I admire for the smiles and love they provide to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Keep up the great work!

Duane A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic nonprofit. I have helped with their deliveries a few times and it's always wonderful to see the Seniors' faces when we arrive. This is a nonprofit that truly makes a difference in the lives of their clients.

Nancy165

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We need more people in the world like them. Very caring, thoughtful, remembering those who most often are forgotten.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What Barb has done not only in the past with caring for her Mom and her everyday needs and wants but with her non profits is amazing. The time and effort she puts in to the care of others just to see a smile on someone's face is selfless. Keep up the amazing work!

Dawn M.8

Donor

Rating: 5

So impressed by the dedication this organization has to those who don't have anyone else.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for all your hard work with the seniors you’re awesome right now

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Donor

Rating: 5

This group does a wonderful service bringing much need joy to senior's lives. Both of my parents were in assisted living and acts of kindness and caring are so important to the seniors.

1 dandm

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization who definitely brings smiles to many seniors in our tri-state area. Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter and I donate to this organization each year at Christmas. They do so much to help seniors in our area and we really appreciate what they do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every holiday season, Smiles for Seniors bring smiles to the lonely.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Holiday party was priceless. The seniors were so touched that someone cared.

1 fred311

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve enjoyed watching this organization grow over the past 5 years from a Christmas drive of 35 gifts to helping nearly 500 seniors have their wish lists fulfilled. The seniors are remembered each holiday with treat bags. It’s an amazing organization remembering those often forgotten.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great new organization. I’ve assisted with several social events for seniors at a wonderful local nursing home; very worthwhile. The organization has also provided holiday themed food and gifts for residents at two nursing homes in our area. I’m very proud to assist with this mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved working with Smiles for Seniors last year and can’t wait to help again this year at Christmas! This is such a great organization that truly cares about the senior citizens. Seeing the joy on their faces in the pictures makes it all worth it!

1 Holly L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Smiles for Seniors is an amazing organization. I appreciate how they have provided treats for seniors through Meals on Wheels. They also do so much each year for seniors during Christmas.

1 Lisa625

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The photos from the residents that Smiles for Seniors helps are worth it all. It's a much needed charity, helping us all to remember the importance of making others smile. Love the dedication!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The seniors were so grateful for their gifts and attention at Christmas time. I am looking forward to more time with them!

1 Hallie B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great group and cause! Created to honor a beloved mother, they bring smiles to seniors less fortunate than most.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Smiles for Seniors is amazing organization! Barb is so caring and giving and works very hard to make the days of the Seniors a little brighter.

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Donor

Rating: 5

So glad to be able to spread smiles to people often forgotten or have no one to do special things for them. The pictures and stories of the joy spread always makes my day!

3 Shauna L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Some of these people have no one and its so rewarding to help put a smile on their faces. My favorites are the ones from Lady of the Woods. They are so happy everytime we send a care package and it feels so good to be part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered to help at the Christmas party. What an honor it was to serve and present gifts to the seniors at the nursing home. There was pure joy in their smiles. The smiles for seniors group and their work is awesome!!

1 Melinda W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm honored to support this organization. Providing gifts and snacks to these seniors is my way of honoring my own parents who are both gone. Such a wonderful group - the seniors and the volunteers!

1 Holly C.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Smiles for Seniors is a wonderful organization helping seniors in the Cincinnati, OH area. I'm eager to join them in spreading cheer to the seniors.