Our Impact

Caitlin's Smiles knows that a bag filled with drawing supplies and activities is a bag full of fun and hours of creative play.

Our volunteers work hard to make dealing with being in a medical facility a little easier for children and their families. Acting instinctively to provide materials that put smiles on kids’ faces, they also provide keys to health. Research has demonstrated the healing power of the arts. Writing improves physical and emotional health. Every bag from Caitlin’s Smiles that’s filled with art supplies, a book, and activities is a chance for children to heal. Art might not cure all ills, but it can help children discover adventures. When those bags from Caitlin’s Smiles arrive, they provide the possibility of improved health.

- From “Bags of Smiles Promote Stories and Healing,” By Martha Peaslee Levine, M.D., Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center & author of “Stop That Nose!”

2021 Caitlin's Smiles Hospital & Clinic Deliveries

11,902 bags of smiles
83,909 craft kits
19,393 coping kits
10,671 toys
care kits
11,902 bags of smiles

That's a lot of smiles.

Bags of smiles include: drawing pad/coloring book, crayons/markers/colored pencils, journal with pen, modeling clay, two craft activities, and a small toy or book

83,909 craft kits

Kits to bring the joy.

Kits to make book markers, door hangers, necklaces, bracelets, scratch-off shapes or coloring magnets that are sent to hospitals for playrooms or to distribute to the patients

19,393 coping kits

Mini smiles.

Smaller versions of the Bags of Smiles that are used by emergency rooms and outpatient surgery departments for pediatric patients

10,671 toys

Little friends.

Small toys, plush animals, and holiday gifts.

care kits

Care Kits have been discontinued.

Hospital delivery totals

For detailed information on hospitals and clinics receiving donations from Caitlin’s Smiles in the past year, please click below. Totals for previous years are available from Caitlin’s Smiles.

2022 Hospital Delivery Totals Bag of Smiles Craft Kits Coping Kits Toys Care Kits
AI Coplan Ped. Oncology Clinic, Children's Hosp at Sinai, Baltimore, MD 20 215 50 0 0
AI Dupont, Wilmington, DE 234 2615 548 67 0
Akron Children's, Akron, OH 355 204 70 0 0
Akron Children's, Beeghly Campus, Boardman, OH 242 0 0 0 0
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 163 1795 0 6 0
Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 27 385 175 0 0
Allegheny Health Network, AGH Behavioral Health Unit, Pittsburgh, PA 16 0 0 0 0
Allegheny Health Network, Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hills, PA 0 0 650 0 0
Allegheny Health Network, St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA 32 0 115 0 0
Allegheny Health Network, Westfield, Memorial Hospital, Westfield, PA 0 0 50 0 0
Altoona UPMC, Altoona, PA 0 0 260 0 0
Baptist Children's Hospital, Miami, FL 0 630 170 2 0
Bay Health Medical Center, Milford, DE 0 0 150 0 0
Bay Health Medical Center, Kent Campus, Dover DE 44 0 200 0 0
Bedford Family Health Center 0 0 50 0 0
Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, WI 60 649 143 0 0
Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, PA 0 0 247 0 0
Bristol-Myers Squbb Children's Hospital at RWJUH, New Brunswick, NJ 148 1305 0 0 0
Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn NY 141 1105 0 0 1
Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY 0 0 103 0 0
Brooklyn NYU Langone Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 15 270 165 0 0
Carroll Hospital, Westmister, MD 58 60 50 0 0
Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center, Windber, PA 0 0 230 0 0
Child Advocacy Ctr of Clearfield County, PA 0 0 110 0 0
Children's Advocacy Center/NEPA Scranton PA 0 0 125 0 0
Children's Hospital of NJ/Newark Beth Israel Med Ctr, Newark, NJ 462 0 0 10 0
Children's Hospital of NJ/Ped. Spec. Ctr, Edison, NJ 246 0 0 0 0
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, PA 166 542 60 0 0
Children's Hospital @Montefiore, Bronx, NY 144 520 210 0 0
Children's National, Washington, DC 120 1,025 280 0 0
Christiana Health Care System, Newark, DE 0 0 175 0 0
Cincinnati Ohio Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 20 0 0 0 0
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ 134 435 50 0 0
Clarion Hospital ER, Clarion, PA 0 0 215 0 0
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 193 0 105 0 0
CMAC Women & Children's Hospital, Charlestown, WV 102 1205 0 0 0
Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 120 225 140 0 0
Columbus, Ohio Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 290 0 0 0 0
Crozier Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA 0 0 181 0 0
Dayton, Ohio Children's Hospital, Dayton, OH 245 12 239 768 0
Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, PA 0 0 140 0 0
Excela Health, Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, PA 0 0 238 0 0
First Hospital in Kingston, Kingston, PA 0 0 204 0 0
Florian Cancer Ctr, Staten Island Univ Hospital, Staten Island, NY 0 390 50 0 0
Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MD 24 0 337 0 0
Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital, Danville, PA 32 0 50 902 0
Geisinger Janet Weis Hospital, Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, PA 36 0 0 0 0
Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA 0 0 0 205 0
Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Shamokin, PA 0 0 0 65 0
Goryeb Children's Hospital, Morristown, NJ 63 0 0 0 0
Harlem Hospital- New York, NY 247 180 0 0 0
Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, OH 250 250 570 0 0
Holy Cross Hospital, Germantown, MD 0 50 493 0 0
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring MD 177 0 0 0 0
Hoops Family Children's Hospital, Huntington, WV 121 1200 0 0 0
Horizon on Wheels, Baltimore, MD 0 0 120 0 0
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA 100 245 154 0 0
Inova Children's Hosp. @ Inova Fairfax Med. Campus, Falls Church, VA 87 835 0 0 0
Inova Children's Hospital @ Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg,VA 15 0 195 0 0
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, VA 16 200 210 0 0
IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, IN 60 585 0 0 0
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY 243 1045 520 4 0
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, Buffalo NY 40 570 150 0 0
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD 221 475 0 0 0
Joseph Sanzari Children's Hosp,Hackensack Univ. Med., Hackensack, NJ 211 1810 0 0 0
K. Hovnania Children's Hospital, Neptune, NJ 209 710 0 0 0
Kennedy-Krieger, Baltimore, MD 229 2305 666 0 0
Lancaster County Children's Alliance, PA 26 0 0 0 0
Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA 40 0 141 245 0
Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA 282 1740 671 2649 0
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton, PA 0 0 174 0 0
Lehigh Valley Hosp-Pocono, Reilly Children's Hosp., East Stroudsburg, PA 20 0 105 0 0
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill, Pottsville, PA 30 0 0 0 0
Maimomides Medical Center, NY 36 875 60 0 0
Maria Fareri Children's Hosp. @ Westchester Med Center, Vahalla, NY 204 2220 0 4 0
Mercy Children's Hospital, Toledo, OH 80 240 0 0 0
Monmouth Med. Cntr., Barnabas Children's Hosp., Long Branch, NJ 200 1895 0 4 0
Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA 54 0 305 0 0
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital, New York, NY 72 0 0 0 0
Nemours AIDHC, Outpatient Cardiac Center, Wilmington, DE 0 200 224 0 0
New York Hospital-Queens, Flushing, NY 68 760 45 8 0
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 142 0 0 0 0
Northwell South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, NY 100 1145 0 20 0
PA Psychiatric Institute, Pediatrics, Harrisburg, PA 98 0 0 110 0
Penn Highlands Elk Hospital, Huntingdon, PA 0 0 230 0 0
Penn Highlands Elk Hospital, St. Marys, PA 0 0 210 0 0
Penn State Children's Cardiac Clinic--Heart Group, Harrisburg, PA 0 760 140 285 285
Penn State Children's Spina Bifida Clinic, Hershey, PA 49 220 0 210 0
Penn State Children's Hospital, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 85 0 60 3486 0
Penn State Children's Hospital Camps, Camp Vent 65 0 0 0 0
Penn State, Hampden Medical Center, Enola, PA 0 0 325 30 0
Penn State, Holy Spirit Med Ctr, Camp Hill, PA 62 1540 402 726 0
Penn State TLC Clinic, N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 0 0 0 255 0
Penn State York Specialty Clinic, York, PA 0 1525 0 323 0
Queens Health Network, Elmhurst, NY 120 205 0 4 0
Rainbow Babies-Cleveland, OH 123 1325 0 0 0
Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA 244 0 289 583 0
Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY 19 1040 314 0 0
Ronald McDonald Family Room - CHOP, Philadelphia, PA 0 0 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Wilmington, DE 0 580 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Akron, OH 0 210 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Cincinnati, OH 0 1050 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 0 655 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 0 2200 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Dayton, OH 0 205 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Toledo, OH 0 230 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Baltimore, MD 0 205 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald Houseof Southern NJ, Camden, NJ 0 440 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, New Brunswick, NJ 0 210 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House of NY, Greater Hudson Valley, Valhalla, NY 0 210 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House of NY, New York, NY 0 805 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House of NY, Metro, Hyde Park NY 0 380 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Danville, PA 0 435 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Hershey, PA 0 0 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 0 435 0 1 0
Ronald McDonald House, Front & Erie Sts., Philadelphia, PA 0 425 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Pittsburgh, PA 0 1035 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Wheeler Ave., Scranton, PA 0 180 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Charlottesville, VA 0 430 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Falls Church, VA 0 0 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Norfolk, VA 0 395 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Roanoke, VA 0 185 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, 14th St., Washington, D.C. 0 205 0 5 0
Ronald McDonald House, Charleston, WV 0 465 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Charleston, WV 0 180 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Morgantown, WV 0 390 0 0 0
Schuylkill Medical Center (Lehigh Valley Hospital), Pottsville, PA 30 0 200 60 0
Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Shamokin, PA 0 0 90 0 0
Shriner's Children Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 40 230 36 0 0
Shriner's Children Hospital/Hamot, Erie, PA 0 0 108 0 0
Shriner's Children Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 222 1,765 494 24 0
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA 0 0 0 0 0
Somerset Hospital, Somerset, PA 0 0 144 0 0
St. Christopher's Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 323 2445 605 1 0
St. Chris Care at Northeast Pediatrics, Philadelphia, PA 0 0 50 0 0
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Paterson, NJ 78 0 381 0 0
St. Joseph's Hospital, Scranton, PA 0 0 298 0 0
St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA 322 1480 1342 0 0
St. Peter's University Children's Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 228 1735 68 191 0
St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA 16 0 160 0 0
Star Community Health Kids Care, Easton, PA 0 0 50 0 0
Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY 295 235 70 0 0
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 0 0 0 0 0
Toledo Children's Hospital, Toledo, OH 141 1,050 0 0 0
Tyrone Regional General Hospital, Tyrone, PA 0 0 229 0 0
Union Hospital, Elkton, MD 0 0 214 0 0
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 185 1280 0 1 0
University of Virginia Children's Hospital, Winchester, VA 0 0 364 0 0
University of Virginia, Pediatric Spec. Clinic, Winchester, VA 0 0 120 0 0
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 0 569 0 240 0
UPMC Children's Specialty Services, Lemoyne, PA 80 225 140 271 0
UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA 50 0 84 0 0
UPMC Lititz, Lititz, PA 0 0 0 0 0
UPMC Muncy, PA 0 0 24 12 0
Virtua Memorial Pediatric Pavilion, Mount Holly, NJ 130 1010 80 0 3
Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Voohees, NJ 22 0 0 0 0
Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA 0 0 50 0 0
West Penn Allegheny Medical Center (Burn Camp) 50 0 0 0 0
West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA 0 0 150 40 0
West Virginia Children's Hospital, Morgantown, WV 124 1205 0 0 0
Williamsport UPMC Susquenhanna, Williamsport, PA 0 0 200 0 0
Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 16 0 110 0 0
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 115 630 50 1 0
York Memorial Hospital, York, PA 0 0 55 38 0
York Wellspan Hospital, York, PA 437 0 200 599 0
Disaster Relief Hospital Deliveries (See Below) 80 20860 456 34 0
Total 8,094 88,563 13,800 4,935 0
Additional Hospitals in Disaster Affected Areas Bag of Smiles Craft Kits Coping Kits Toys Care Kits
Appalachian Reg'l Healthcare System, Boone, NC 0 0 40 0 0
Caldwell UNC Healthcare, Lenoir, NC 0 285 0 0 0
Carolinas Health Care System Blue Ridge, Valdese, NC 0 0 45 0 0
Catawba Valley Health System, Hickory, NC 0 250 0 0 0
Frye Reg'l Med Ctr, Hickory, NC 0 0 45 0 0
Madonna Therapy Plus, Lincoln, NE 0 200 0 0 0
Madonna Therapy Plus, Omaha, NE 0 200 0 0 0
Banner Ironwood Med Ctr, San Tan Valley, AZ 0 0 48 0 0
Cox Dee Ann White Womens & Childrens Hosp, Springfield, MO 0 0 38 0 0
Methodist Children's Hosp, Springfield, MO 0 0 40 0 0
Camp Quality 0 440 0 0 0
Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp 0 300 0 0 0
Camp Kydnee 0 375 0 0 0
Camp Victory, Millville, PA 0 6825 0 0 0
Camp Can Do, Chalfonte, PA 0 1380 0 0 0
Horizon Day Camp, Baltimore, MD 1500 0 0 0
Sunrise Assn, Oceanside, NY 0 6000 0 0 0
Mayo Health Clinic System, LaCrosse, WI 0 185 50 0 0
Univ of VA, Pediatric Spec. Clinic Cardiology Camp, Winchester, VA 0 250 0 0 0
Appalachia Area Hospitals (6) KY 0 1500 0 0 30
Jackson Purchase Med. Ctr, Mayfield, KY 20 260 4 0
New Baptist Mem'l Hospital, Jonesboro, AR 20 0 50 0 0
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles, MO 20 0 50 0 0
St. Louis Children's Hospital, MO 20 220 0 0 0

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