Giving Tuesday & End of Year Donations

November 28, 2021

Caitlin’s Smiles welcomes Giving Tuesday and all ‘End of Year’ gifts in support of our mission. (Click here to donate)

Generous donors take time during the holiday season each year to support charities that help those in need. Caitlin’s Smiles appreciates donations that are donated towards continuing our arts & crafts outreach to children in medical facilities.

Director Cheryl Hornung, who founded our organization in memory of her daughter, Caitlin, found that Caitlin managed to keep a positive attitude by finding joy in creating art during time spent in hospitals. She could always be found with a backpack full of arts and crafts supplies, coloring pictures for friends, family, and hospital staff. Cheryl now guides our organization in ‘Sending Smiles’ to others who find themselves in similar situations.

Being in a medical facility, whether it be an emergency room, clinic, or staying overnight in a hospital room, can be stressful and scary for anyone, let alone a child. Our arts & crafts activities provide a welcome distraction, comfort and quality time for children and families who find themselves staying in hospitals and dealing with stressful medical conditions.

To make a monetary donation in support of our mission on Giving Tuesday or any day, please click here. Please, consider making your gift a monthly donation. By donating just $25 each month, you will be gifting a Bag of Smiles to a child staying overnight in a hospital room. Over the course of a year, you’ll be sending smiles to 12 hospitalized kids.

Donations are also welcome through the mail and in person at our office located at 3303 N. 6th St., Harrisburg, PA 17110

Thank you for your support.