Helping kids be kids during difficult times
Right now, thousands of children in Southeast Florida are facing the most difficult time of their lives- serious illness, homelessness, and other tragedies. They are spending their days alone in hospital rooms, shelters, or other temporary homes going through painful procedures and experiencing emotional strains they are not equipped to handle.
We are proud to work alongside Child Life specialists, nurses, law enforcement, and other critical staff members at over 30 facilities to bring (big) little smiles.
Our programs are created to provide experiences, toys, and essential items to children in need through the help and generosity of our community.
Together we can brighten their day.
Little Smiles has been operating in Palm Beach County and the greater southeast Florida region since 1999.
Our charity was launched by a local businessman named Chip Donohue who inspired his family, friends and colleagues to help him bring joy and comfort to children and their caregivers at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.
Since then, Little Smiles has expanded to work with 32 pediatric facilities from St. Lucie to Miami-Dade County. We also now have chapters in North Carolina, Western New York, and Philadelphia that work to help children in those areas, as well.