Holiday Toy Drive Begins!

Holiday Toy Drive Begins!

From now until December 20, 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!

We have officially kicked off our 2019 Holiday Toy Drive. Find out how you can get involved!

Welcome Nicole Grossmayer!

Welcome Nicole Grossmayer!

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Nicole Grossmayer to the Little Smiles family as our new executive director.

Nicole has been in the nonprofit field for 10 years and has worked with both national and local organizations, including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach. She is excited to bring her varied background in donor cultivation, event execution, and sponsorship acquisition to the Little Smiles team.

“I have been a fan of Little Smiles for years now, and am thrilled to play a role in providing opportunities for kids to still be kids while going through unimaginable times,” says Nicole. 

When not working, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband Seth, their dogs Lola and Dahlia, and cat, Lucy.

Please give Nicole a warm welcome when you see her out and about at our Little Smiles events around town. We are so grateful to have her as part of a team!

 

Vanilla Ice Brings the Smiles to Palms West

Vanilla Ice Brings the Smiles to Palms West

Our very generous friend Vanilla Ice stopped by Palms West Hospital today to meet some of children and families Little Smiles helps. What a great way to celebrate his $25,000 donation from Celebrity Family Feud -pizza and toys for the entire pediatric unit!

“Kids are kids and they want to enjoy being a kid no matter what’s going on in their lives,” said Rob Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice). “If you can put a smile on their face for a brief moment, it’s worth its weight in gold.”

Read more about Vanilla Ice’s donation and visit in the Palm Beach Post. 

 

TAMCO Group Breaks Ground on New Facility in Port St. Lucie

TAMCO Group Breaks Ground on New Facility in Port St. Lucie

We were thrilled to join our friends at TAMCO Group and City Electric Supply (CES) for the groundbreaking ceremony of their new state-of-the-art facility and Tradition Loop Road in City of Port St. Lucie on September 13.

TAMCO/CES is the largest privately operated business in Port St. Lucie. This new 400,000-square-foot facility will not only help them grow, but also provide infrastructure to create even more opportunity. This project helps to diversify the local economy and expand the competitive business environment in Port St. Lucie. The Florida Department of Economic OpportunityEnterprise Florida, Inc. and the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County were out there to mark the occasion as well. 

Congrats TAMCO Group! We can’t wait to see what the future brings!

We Love Our Volunteers!

We Love Our Volunteers!

There is no way we can possibly express how much we appreciate our Little Smiles volunteers! They are the amazing humans who make all of the smiles happen.

We were happy to celebrate our incredible volunteers on September 9, at the Little Smiles Volunteer Bash at Carlin Park in Jupiter. We played games, ate delicious food and spent quality time with volunteers, friends and family. We also got the chance to honor our volunteers with awards and gifts.

It was a blast. Park Avenue Barbeque and GrillEnovation Brands and Lagunitas Brewing generously donated the food and beverages for our party!