Mission: The kids range in age from newborns to young adults in local hospitals, hospices, and shelters. Most of the children we assist have life altering illnesses although we review and honor as many requests as possible in an effort to assist all children that need relief. Our requests are facilitated through the nurses, social workers, and healthcare professionals who work hands on with these children and have a unique insight into each child''s needs. This empowers us with the ability to customize wishes on an individual basis and get the children what they need most.
Target demographics: children with chronic illness and unfortunate circumstance
Geographic areas served: South Florida
Programs: Little Smiles is a 501c3 charitable organization that strives to fulfil the needs for toys, games, videos, computers, outings, special events, limousine transportation, concert and sporting event tickets, specialty dinners and celebrity meet and greets for children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters. Qualification of a Little Smiles candidate is simply any child residing in a local hospital, hospice or shelter who depends upon the above items and services to make their time in treatment more tolerable and enjoyable. Little Smiles is launching a year-round multi-dimensional effort to enhance the lives of ailing and life altering illnesses children in South Florida.
I have watched "Little Smiles" grow from just a couple of guys that I met when Scott Anderson coached my son in ice hockey. From the Original "Video's for Kids" to what they have grown to become.....It's heartwarming to see the kids that have benefitted over the years. The true essence of what I look for in a charity!! They make a big difference in the lives of children in need. They fill a gap that may be otherwise overlooked , if not for the humane nurse's that bring them together .
What an INCREDIBLE organization! I have been a donor and volunteer for Little Smiles since 2006.
I am sure you know what joy, excitement (the kind where you shake) feels like – that’s what I have seen and felt from the children from the “Junk Food” runs, helping children get ready for the Star’s Ball and various other events.
I have personally witnessed the professionalism, compassion, and pure sincerity of the nurses, volunteers and Board members who work with Little Smiles. I and so many others are grateful to Little Smiles for all they do for the community and the sick children and families who are in such need during an incredibly trying time.
This is a non profit that makes you feel like you gave a million dollars. Those kids appreciate everything Little Smiles does for them. You know exactly where your donation is going. And when you attend the "Little Smiles Ball", you will never ever forget those kids smiles.