One of the wonderful facilities we partner with is Gilda’s Club of South Florida. They provide support for families and children who are affected by cancer. Every year they host a fun night in Noogieland for the families. Our amazing volunteer took the night to deliver candies, refreshments and smiles to all of the kids at Noogiefest!
From now until December 25, Little Smiles is partnering with area companies, civic groups and caring neighbors just like you to collect toys and donations for children in need. Santa and his elves will be working overtime to bring thousands of smiles to every corner of our community.
With your donation, we can make sure that every local child in need receives a gift of love during the holidays!
Kids are so resilient, and sometimes they just need another chance to celebrate! That’s what this little guy told us when we came to celebrate his birthday a day later. He said, “I’m so happy because I really needed a birthday redo, yesterday was no fun.” He was so excited to receive Pokemon collector cards, that he told us completed his birthday celebration continuation!
The nurses and staff were excited for a Halloween treat from Little Smiles, costumes, candy and fresh popped popcorn!
Little Smiles is honored to welcome Robin Colvin as our newest board member. Robin is the owner of Platinum Title Insurers in North Palm Beach. In her own words, here is why Robin decided to get involved with Little Smiles…
When I learned about Little Smiles from my long-term friend and colleague Chip Lubeck, I was hooked. I knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing organization.
My strong desire to be part of Little Smiles stemmed from my love of children and was also based on close personal experience. In my early 40s, I was diagnosed with cancer, and I am now a survivor of eight years.
I will say, regardless of age, cancer and other serious or terminal illnesses affect not only the patient, but the entire family.
Little Smiles works directly with nurses, who, in my opinion, are heroes in their own right. The nurses and other caregivers on the “front lines” know what their patients need and often bond with the children and families they encounter. They know how to deliver a smile with a slice of pizza, stuffed animal, use of an iPad, or an experience that creates a happy memory. It is such an honor to uplift a child and perhaps bring a moment of comfort to their family.
I love that Little Smiles includes siblings and families in the care process and works to provide assistance for all involved. It is important that any serious illness is fought together, as a family. I am blessed to be part of an organization dedicated to giving, loving and honoring families that are affected in such a way.