Little Smiles Throws “Christmas in July” Celebration

Little Smiles Throws “Christmas in July” Celebration

Local teens played the roles of Santa’s helpers to bring some holiday spirit to pediatric patients at West Palm Beach’s Quantum House during a “Christmas in July” celebration.

On July 27, Little Smiles organized the party with fresh-baked cookies, a hot chocolate bar, “snowball” fight, crafts and a visit from Santa, complete with gifts for each child.

The patients, who ranged from one year old to 14, came from all over the world to stay at Quantum House, a facility next to St. Mary’s Medical Center where families of sick children can stay during treatment.

“We were looking for a way to get our teen and pre-teen volunteers involved while on summer break,” said Little Smiles Volunteer Coordinator Camie Swinson. “Quantum House immediately came to mind as the perfect setting for a Christmas in July Celebration. It was incredible to see our young volunteers interacting with the children there for treatment. There were smiles everywhere, especially when Santa showed up.



Pirate & Princess Night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Pirate & Princess Night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

For the first time the annual Pirate and Princess Night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium benefited Little Smiles. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to benefit the children we serve.

Kids and adults had a blast at the July 14 pirate and princess-themed event, presented by Gilbane. The evening included character meet and greets, bounce houses, face painting and a fireworks show, which took place after the Jupiter Hammerheads played the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

“Partnering with Little Smiles makes our Pirate and Princess Night a true community event,” says Jamie Toole, General Manager for the Jupiter Hammerheads and Director of Corporate Sales for Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. “We get to make kids smile inside and outside of the ballpark.”

We invited some of the children honored as stars from our Stars Ball and some other very special kids to join us in the Little Smiles VIP Suite with delicious food courtesy of C.R. Chicks and Chic-fil-A The Gardens.

“We are so appreciative of this opportunity from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium,” says Little Smiles Board President Chip Lubeck. “What an incredible way for more people in our community to get to know Little Smiles and see the impact we have in the lives of local children who are hurting.”

Pirate & Princess Night