Thank You Notes

Thank you notes are the icing on our cake! We receive a smattering of notes, photos, and emails from the kiddos who received our arts and craft activities, from their parents, and from hospital staff members. They always put smiles on our faces.

Thank you so much! He is not feeling good for a picture but does love his teddy bear.

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Thank you so much for the crafts! Liliana loved them while inpatient at Albany Med!

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Our daughter, Natalie, was so happy to receive a gift during her stay in the peds unit! It was great to have something to make her feel at home. We want to pass that gift to other families and provide them some comfort during their time of need.

- Jamie

I just wanted to say thank you for creating these wonderful Coping Kits. I just wanted to say thank you for creating these wonderful Coping Kits. My daughter (Toni-Elizabeth, 3 years old) was recently in the hospital two separate times, and each time the nurse gave her one of your kits. It really really brightened her time there in the midst of not feeling well. She enjoyed playing with the playdoh, coloring, and especially loved all of the wonderful stickers. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Stay safe and be well,

- Wendy

My daughter got her first covid vaccine yesterday at a Geisinger facility in Danville. After she was done, she was told that she could pick a prize from their prize box. When we were in the waiting area, she was so happy when she pulled out all the wonderful things from your organization. She especially LOVED the handwritten card that said "You are a star!" How fitting for her. She was very upset and anxious to get her vaccine. The smile on her face after reading that really made her day. I simply wanted to thank you for the goody bags that were sent to the vaccine clinic. They certainly put a SMILE on all the children's faces. I hope you have a great week!

- Angie

Thank you for the thoughtful gift! Our son has been in the ER since Sunday night. EJ is two years old and he loves to color. Thank you again!

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She loves crafting and your kits brightened her day! Hello! My daughter had surgery at Cincinnati Children’s over Thanksgiving, and we stayed at the Ronald McDonald house (we live in NC). We found some of your crafts there and wanted to share. Thank you SO much! She loves crafting and your kits brightened her day! Thank you!

- Tiffany

Thank you so much!

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Thank you very much for his Bag of Smiles. Thank you very much for his Bag of Smiles. He got very excited once he saw it. Sending Smiles to Luis and pediatric patients at Breidegam Family Children’s Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

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Thank you so much!! It made me so happy.

- Dana

I want to thank you for the wonderful gifts you gave me and made me smile. Hi, my name is Alondra and I want to thank you for the wonderful gifts you gave me and made me smile. That moment was the nicest thing that happened to me in my entire day and made me smile. Thank you so much.

- Alondra

Matthew sent a beautiful smile from Harrisburg Hospital!

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I just wanted to thank you and the Caitlin's Smiles team!!! I am so appreciative of the Bags of Smiles that you send to our patients at Harlem Hospital. They have just the perfect amount of activities to keep our patients engaged. When I present them with your bag, their eyes immediately get wide and they can't wait to see what's inside! The most recent donation had stuffed animals! What a surprise! The stuffed animals have already received so many hugs! Thank you for all you do and I am so appreciative of Caitlin's Smiles!

- Ivana

My 9-year-old was so happy for the bag and says thanks.

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Thank you for the Bag of Smiles! It really made my daughter's day when she was admitted to the hospital.

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Thanks a bunch!

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Thank you very much!

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This bag of goodies made his day. Thank you.

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Kynzlee enjoyed the smile bag!

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Thank you for this thoughtful gift bag! Grayson was so thrilled and it certainly brought big smiles to his face. The world needs more people like you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. God Bless!

- Grayson's Family

Big Thanks!

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Thank you so much for the activity bag my daughter received at York Hospital after her surgery! We went in Friday to the emergency department not prepared to stay for the evening for an emergency surgery so this was very well appreciated as we were not prepared in any way! ❤️ Many thanks for saving the day!

- Kelly

We want to say thank you for your thoughtfulness and care in preparing kits for children hospitalized at CHOP. This was a delightful blessing for my 2 1/2 year old son who had surgery and 5 days in the hospital. It was something fun and different that brightened his day. Thank you so much for taking the time and creativity to bless children and families this way.

- Love, The Earl Family

Thank you!

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My daughter was recently seen in the ER of Crozer Chester Medical Center (near Philadelphia). She will be 2 soon so needless to say finding things for an inquisitive child in a hospital ER room proves challenging. The nurse brought in one of your coping kits for her and it was such a savior! She played with the bookmark stickers, 'wrote' in the journal what I can only imagine were her trials and gripes of being in a hospital, and enjoyed the little maze toy. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to volunteer to make these kits and please know they help more than you know. Take care and stay safe!

- Kim

Thank you for everything you do for these children. You definitely put a smile on my daughter's face.

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I just wanted to say thank you! My daughter was recently admitted at DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware) for 5 days and your organization brought her such joy during a difficult time. What you people are doing is amazing and thank you!!!

- Noel

Thank you! We just brought our bag home from the hospital.

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Thank you so much for caring for our little ones during most difficult time. We pack our hospital bag and book bag but he was so excited to receive a treat bag to color his favorite Ironman. Thank you again!

- Noah's Family

He loved your crafts! Thanks from 6-year-old Theo from Sioux Falls, South Dakota who is treated at Nationwide Children's in Columbus, Ohio.

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Here is our girl with her Bag of Smiles. This brought some much needed happiness to us all.

- The Meade Family

During our vacation, I had to take my daughter to the local hospital. It was a worrisome experience for us. I was so grateful for the Caitlin's Smiles packet the nurse gave us. From an art teacher & a three-year-old, thank you!

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I just wanted to say Thank You for the beautiful bag with crayons and coloring books. It made her stay at Lehigh Valley Hospital much better. My wife and I think you are all amazing.

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Dakotah with her Bag of Smiles.

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Thank you!

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Thank you! Sending Smiles to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

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Thank You! Made this little boy happy!

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Sending Smiles to the kids at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Maryland.

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Camille says thank you for the Bag of Smiles!

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Thank You!!!! My son, Cameron, right before surgery this morning.

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Sending Thanks! Vincent with the Bag of Smiles that he received from our organization during his hospital stay.

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We wanted to reach out and thank you for Cora’s Bag of Smiles! Cora was admitted due to second-degree burns and has been in a lot of pain during her stay. The bag of goodies has made her smile and gave her something to be excited about while being here! Thank you so much, what a wonderful organization. I hope Caitlin's Smiles continues helping children for a long time 💗

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Many thanks for the smile package. It definitely put a smile on our daughter's face. Thank you for all the good work you do to help put a smile on those who need it most. Our daughter loved all the goodies she received. -Kathy

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Bennett received one of our Bags of Smiles during a hospital stay. We should be a short stay but this bag has helped keep him busy

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Thank you so much for the Bag of Smiles! Armando appreciates it so much and it has brightened our stay!

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Sending Smiles to this little lady. One of our Bags of Smiles brought a smile to this little lady's face during her stay at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

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This young fellow received one of our Bag of Smiles during his stay at Cleveland Clinic. What a sweet thing you do for kids. Me and my son wanted to email you picture and forward you our appreciation!

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Don't mind my messy face, it was lunch time! Thank you so much for the nice and thoughtful Boy Coping Kit I received after my trip to Windber Hospital ER. I loved it!

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"Thank you for the bag of goodies!" Callie received one of our Bags of Smiles while staying at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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Madilyn says, "Thank you!"

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Asher says thank you for his bag of smiles!!! You made his day! The card inside of it was from a lady in Illinois. We moved her to Ohio from Illinois, so he thought that was pretty cool! God Bless! Marcy

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