Our Impact

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

The volunteers of this fabulous organization work hard to make dealing with illness 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, books, or journals 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!”

2020 Caitlin's Smiles Hospital & Clinic Deliveries

8,094 bags of smiles
88,563 craft kits
13,800 coping kits
4,935 toys
0 care kits
8,094 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

88,563 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

13,800 coping kits

Mini smiles.

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

4,935 toys

Little friends.

Small toys, books and holiday gifts.

0 care kits

Kits to bring the joy.

Gift cards for local restaurants, gas cards and other useful items for the parents of pediatric patients

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.

2020 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 0 0 298 0 0
AI Dupont, Wilmington, DE 189 1,990 314 0 0
Akron Children's, Akron, OH 186 0 0 0 0
Akron Children's, Beeghly Campus, Boardman, OH 164 911 0 0 0
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 16 955 308 4 0
Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 0 520 80 350 0
Altoona UPMC, Altoona, PA 0 0 218 0 0
Baptist Children's Hospital, Miami, FL 0 210 0 0 0
Bay Health Medical Center, Milford, DE 0 0 130 0 0
Bay Health Medical Center, Kent Campus, Dover DE 28 0 156 0 0
Bedford Hospital ER, Everett, PA 0 0 264 0 0
Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, WI 20 510 40 0 0
Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, PA 0 0 248 0 0
Bristol-Myers Squbb Children's Hospital at RWJUH, New Brunswick, NJ 112 1,375 0 4 0
Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn NY 82 1,305 0 0 0
Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY 101 1,035 0 0 0
Brooklyn NYU Langone Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 20 0 481 0 0
Carlisle Hospital, Carlisle, PA 0 0 94 50 0
Carroll Hospital, Westmister, MD 25 0 130 0 0
Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA 185 0 0 56 0
Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center, Windber, PA 0 0 210 0 0
Children's Hospital of NJ/Newark Beth Israel Med Ctr, Newark, NJ 310 1,465 0 0 0
Children's Hospital of NJ/Ped. Spec. Ctr, Edison, NJ 160 1,385 0 4 0
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, PA 136 239 25 0 0
CHOP - Chester County Hospital Pediatric Unit, West Chester, PA 0 0 40 0 0
Children's Hospital @ Montefiore, Bronx, NY 116 620 228 3 0
Children's National, Washington, DC 180 1,708 363 4 0
Children's Resource Center (UPMC), Harrisburg, PA 0 0 90 175 0
Christiana Health Care System, Newark, DE 0 0 100 0 0
Cincinnati Ohio Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 91 300 0 0 0
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ 64 734 0 0 0
Clarion Hospital ER, Clarion, PA 0 0 234 0 0
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 257 350 0 0 0
CMAC Women & Children's Hospital, Charlestown, WV 86 735 70 0 0
Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 8 450 0 0 0
Columbus, Ohio Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 145 1,170 0 0 0
Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA 0 0 44 90 0
Crozier Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA 0 0 90 0 0
Dayton, Ohio Children's Hospital, Dayton, OH 102 900 0 0 0
Ephrata Hospital, Ephrata, PA 0 0 250 0 0
Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, PA 0 0 50 0 0
Excela Health, Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, PA 0 0 169 0 0
First Hospital in Kingston, Kingston, PA 0 0 108 0 0
Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MD 22 0 226 0 0
Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, PA 0 0 60 0 0
Good Samaritan, Lebanon, PA 0 0 0 40 0
Goryeb Children's Hospital, Morristown, NJ 30 0 0 0 0
Hanover Hospital, Hanover, PA 0 0 230 150 0
Harlem Hospital- New York, NY 106 940 60 0 0
Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, PA 294 515 172 345 0
Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, OH 142 740 0 0 0
Holy Cross Hospital, Germantown, MD 0 0 390 0 0
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring MD 128 1,100 0 0 0
Holy Spirit Hospital, a Geisinger Affiliate, Camp Hill, PA 20 240 190 40 0
Hoops Family Children's Hospital, Huntington, WV 80 1,065 0 0 0
Horizon on Wheels, Baltimore, MD 0 325 130 0 0
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA 32 0 100 0 0
Inova Children's Hosp. @ Inova Fairfax Med. Campus, Falls Church, VA 34 250 70 0 0
Inova Children's Hospital @ Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg,VA 24 0 114 0 0
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, VA 0 0 52 0 0
IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, IN 40 410 0 5 0
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY 190 1,351 332 14 0
Janet Weis Children's Hospital, Danville, PA 79 0 176 0 0
Janet Weis Children's Hospital--Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, PA 24 0 0 0 0
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD 118 425 0 0 0
Joseph Sanzari Children's Hosp,Hackensack Univ. Med., Hackensack, NJ 139 485 0 0 0
K. Hovnania Children's Hospital, Neptune, NJ 40 304 0 0 0
Kennedy-Krieger, Baltimore, MD 140 945 264 0 0
Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA 83 225 292 262 0
Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA 195 1,620 270 0 0
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton, PA 0 0 144 0 0
Lehigh Valley Hosp-Pocono, Reilly Children's Hosp., East Stroudsburg, PA 18 0 90 0 0
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY 40 430 0 0 0
Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA 0 0 0 0 0
Maimomides Medical Center, NY 27 680 154 0 0
Maria Fareri Children's Hosp. @ Westchester Med Center, Vahalla, NY 121 1,035 0 0 0
Mercy Children's Hospital, Toledo, OH 20 0 0 0 0
Monmouth Med. Cntr., Barnabas Children's Hosp., Long Branch, NJ 123 995 0 0 0
Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA 8 0 228 0 0
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital, New York, NY 36 210 0 0 0
Nemours AIDHC, Outpatient Cardiac Center, Wilmington, DE 0 0 140 0 0
New York Hospital-Queens, Flushing, NY 0 660 60 0 0
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 179 0 0 0 0
PA Psychiatric Institute, Pediatrics, Harrisburg, PA 135 90 0 48 0
Pediatric Specialty Care, Lancaster, PA 0 130 0 40 0
Penn Highlands Elk Hospital, St. Marys, PA 0 0 42 0 0
Penn Highlands Elk Hospital, Huntingdon, PA 0 0 50 0 0
Penn State Children's Cardiac Clinic--Heart Group, Harrisburg, PA 0 700 28 155 0
Penn State Children's Spina Bifida Clinic, Hershey, PA 0 80 122 150 0
Penn State Children's Hospital, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 0 909 0 1,457 0
Penn State Children's Hospital Camps, Camp Vent 60 120 0 0 0
Penn State Lancaster Special Clinic, Lancaster, PA 0 0 40 25 0
Penn State-St. Joseph's, Reading, PA 0 130 40 65 0
Penn State TLC Clinic, N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 0 0 140 45 0
Penn State York Specialty Clinic, York, PA 0 130 40 65 0
Pinnacle Children's Health Network/Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA 0 0 0 210 0
Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 80 162 0 201 0
Queens Health Network, Elmhurst, NY 62 0 0 0 0
Rainbow Babies-Cleveland, OH 82 700 0 0 0
Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA 178 0 750 145 0
Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY 0 865 232 0 0
Ronald McDonald Family Room - CHOP, Philadelphia, PA 0 435 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Wilmington, DE 0 1,240 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Akron, OH 0 850 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Cincinnati, OH 0 460 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 0 685 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 0 640 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Dayton, OH 0 210 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Toledo, OH 0 455 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Baltimore, MD 0 460 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald Houseof Southern NJ, Camden, NJ 0 450 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, New Brunswick, NJ 0 785 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House of NY, New York, NY 0 450 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Danville, PA 0 650 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Hershey, PA 0 1,050 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 0 590 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Front & Erie Sts., Philadelphia, PA 0 610 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Pittsburgh, PA 0 510 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Wheeler Ave., Scranton, PA 0 560 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Charlottesville, VA 0 560 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Falls Church, VA 0 455 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Norfolk, VA 0 450 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Richmond, VA 0 0 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Roanoke, VA 0 210 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, 14th St., Washington, D.C. 0 875 0 5 0
Ronald McDonald House, Charleston, WV 0 210 0 0 0
Ronald McDonald House, Morgantown, WV 0 480 0 0 0
Schuylkill Medical Center (Lehigh Valley Hospital), Pottsville, PA 30 0 300 180 0
Shriner's Children Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 30 0 0 0 0
Shriner's Children Hospital/Hamot, Erie, PA 0 0 50 0 0
Shriner's Children Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 192 1,746 202 24 0
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA 0 0 60 0 0
Somerset Hospital, Somerset, PA 0 0 90 0 0
St. Christopher's Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 218 1,811 250 24 0
St. Chris Care at Northeast Pediatrics, Philadelphia, PA 0 0 0 0 0
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Paterson, NJ 80 0 268 0 0
St. Joseph's Hospital, Scranton, PA 0 0 190 0 0
St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA 260 1,575 354 0 0
St. Peter's University Children's Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 144 1,238 0 0 0
Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY 128 375 100 0 0
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 194 1,490 238 30 0
Toledo Children's Hospital, Toledo, OH 164 1,060 0 0 0
Tyrone Regional General Hospital, Tyrone, PA 0 0 110 0 0
Union Hospital, Elkton, MD 0 0 128 0 0
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 142 1,100 0 0 0
University of Virginia Children's Hospital, Winchester, VA 0 475 368 0 0
UPMC Lititz, Lititz, PA 0 0 144 0 0
Virtua Memorial Pediatric Pavilion, Mount Holly, NJ 140 1,440 80 0 0
Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA 0 0 50 0 0
West Penn Allegheny Medical Center (Burn Camp) 30 0 0 0 0
West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA 0 0 150 40 0
West Virginia Children's Hospital, Morgantown, WV 102 1,175 0 0 0
Williamsport UPMC Susquenhanna, Williamsport, PA 0 0 40 0 0
Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 8 0 0 0 0
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 27 920 50 0 0
York Memorial Hospital, York, PA 0 0 88 50 0
York Wellspan Hospital, York, PA 293 0 44 340 0
Disaster Relief Hospital Deliveries (See Below) 0 21,995 186 0 0
Special Events--Holiday party, firefighters day, etc.* 0 0 0 40 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
Children's Hospital at Tri Star Centennial, Nashville, TN 0 0 42 0 0
Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, TN 0 240 0 0 0
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 0 240 0 0 0
Nashville General Hospital, Nashville, TN 0 230 0 0 0
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, TN 0 220 0 0 0
TriStar Summit Medical Center, Hermitage TN 0 260 0 0 0
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Cookeville, TN 0 0 40 0 0
Vanderbilt Wilson County, Lebanon, TN 0 250 0 0 0
Blanding family Practice Community Health Center, Blanding, UT 0 225 0 0 0
Montezuma Creek Community Health Center, Montezuma Creek, UT 0 225 0 0 0
Monument Valley Community Health Center, Monument Valley, UT 0 225 0 0 0
Navajo Mountain Community Health Center, Navajo Mountain, UT 0 225 0 0 0
Camp Kydney 0 275 0 0 0
Randie's House of Angels 0 75 0 0 0
Juvenile Diabetic Camps, Winfield, PA 0 490 0 0 0
Camp Can Do, Warminster, PA 0 375 0 0 0
Sunrise on Wheels, Oceanside, NY 0 720 0 0 0
Camp Victory/Camp Ability, Millville, PA 0 375 0 0 0
Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, Clarksville, MD 0 250 0 0 0
Sunrise Day Camps 0 7,000 0 0 0
Brainy Camps, Bethesda, MD 0 1,125 0 0 0
Camp Quality, Akron, OH 0 400 0 0 0
Spina Bifida Assoc of Westren PA, Wexford, PA 0 100 0 0 0
Stanford Children's Health Pediatric Specialty Clinics, San Francisco, CA 0 500 44 0 0
Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL 0 290 0 0 0
Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, Creve Coeur, MO 0 260 0 0 0
Blank Children's Hospital of Unity Point, Des Moines, IA 0 300 0 0 0
Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL 0 255 0 0 0
La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL 0 320 0 0 0
Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, IA 0 290 0 0 0
OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois-Bloomington, Bloomington, IL 0 350 0 0 0
OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois-Urbana, Urbana, IL 0 300 0 0 0
Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, IL 0 300 0 0 0
Swedish American Hospital, Rockville, IL 0 235 0 0 0
UChicago Medicine at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, IL 0 300 0 0 0
UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA 0 290 0 0 0
Misc Hospitals - Lake Charles, LA - (Hurricane Laura) - Rothrock Foundation 0 4,000 0 0 0
Our Lady of Lourdes Women & Childlren's Hospital, Lafayette, LA 0 250 60 0 0

Where donations go