Caitlin's Smiles - Giving sick children laughs, hopes and smiles.

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It doesn't take a lot to make a big difference in a child's life. Become one of our volunteers today.

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Help a child smile today by donating to Caitlin’s Smiles through PayPal. All donations to Caitlin's Smiles are final. Thanks for your support.

 

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Events

  • Saturday Smiles Halloween Event - Boscov's in Camp Hill, Colonial Park, Lebanon, Lancaster, York (11 am - 3 pm) - Crafts, treats, and cardmaking
    Sat Oct 25, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Afternoon (2-4 pm) - Bring a box of ziplock baggies!
    Sat Nov 1, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Night (6-8 pm) - FULL - Bring a box of ziplock baggies (snack or sandwich).
    Thu Nov 6, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Night (6-8 pm) - Bring a package of NEW pencils or crayons!
    Thu Nov 13, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Night (6:30 - 8:30 pm) - Bring a package ZIPLOCK baggies - sandwich or snack size.
    Wed Nov 19, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Night (6-8 pm) - Bring a box of ziplock baggies (snack or sandwich).
    Thu Dec 4, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Afternoon (2-4 pm) - Bring a box of ziplock baggies!
    Sat Dec 6, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Night (6-8 pm) - Bring a package of NEW pencils or crayons!
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Night (6:30 - 8:30 pm) - Bring a package ZIPLOCK baggies - sandwich or snack size.
    Wed Dec 17, 2014
  • Craft Assembly Night (6-8 pm) - Bring a box of ziplock baggies (snack or sandwich).
    Thu Jan 1, 2015
  • Craft Assembly Afternoon (2-4 pm) - Bring a box of ziplock baggies!
    Sat Jan 3, 2015
  • Craft Assembly Night (6-8 pm) - Bring a package of NEW pencils or crayons!
    Thu Jan 8, 2015
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Volunteer

Ways to Make
a Sick Child Smile

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You can help make a sick child smile in many ways. Our Creative Arts Care Program recognizes that healing is mental, as well as physical. Creativity is vital to a child's normal development, and art is a very positive distraction within a hospital setting. Our Bag of Smiles kits encourage emotional healing through creative activity. They contain supplies such as crayons, modeling clay, journals and stickers. They are hand-assembled and delivered free to children in hospitals nationwide by a network of volunteers.

We also provide a monthly handcrafted gift card program where handcrafted cards made and delivered to children bring smiles to their faces. We are also looking for a variety of skills to assist in public outreach and public relations. If you would like to join our network of volunteers, click on the link below.

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Creating Smiles

You can help create smiles by making bags and cards. We need volunteers to assemble bags and deliver the bags and cards to hospitals and clinics. You could also start a craft drive in your community. Time commitment: 1-2 hours per session..

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Public Outreach

Public outreach for Caitlin's Smiles includes speaking at churches, service organizations and schools. The goal of this outreach to find volunteers, obtain donated craft supplies, and increase awareness of our cause. How you can help: Speak on behalf of Caitlin's Smiles in the community. Time commitment: 1-2 hours per session.

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Public Relations

Public relations activities include creating and maintaining our monthly newsletter and website. We also periodically reach out to media outlets with ongoing news releases and public service announcements. How you can help: Put your skills to work on the newsletter, website or in media outreach. Time commitment: 4-5 hours per session.

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Grant Writing

Caitlin's Smiles survives on fundraising from grants, local sponsors and workplace drives. We can't bring smiles to children without all of these important avenues of support. How you can help: We need people with skills at writing grants. We also need people who can help to secure local sponsors and host annual workplace craft/fund drives. Time commitment: 4-5 hours per session.