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.”
Employees at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office donated more than $9,800 and 12,900 ice pops to help kids in local hospitals. Nurses use the ice pops during an IV procedure to numb the area and also give the patient an incentive treat after it’s all done. The generous donation from Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office will help us bring more even more smiles to children in hospitals, shelters and other facilities.
On December 15, 2017, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office presented South Florida nonprofit organization Little Smiles with a check for $196,000, which was raised from its “No Shave November” challenge.
“Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office personnel was pleased to choose Little Smiles as our 2017 ‘No Shave November’ charity,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff Bureau Director Teri Barbera. “We are inspired by the mission of Little Smiles and we hope that our donation continues to help provide resources, help provide emotional support, help heal hearts and create smiles for the children that have been impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy.”
This is the largest single donation Little Smiles has received in its 18-year history. Contributions made by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will be used help local children in Palm Beach County.
“We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office,” said Little Smiles President Chip Lubeck. “These funds will advance our mission to help kids escape the reality of their unfortunate circumstances.”
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! Let’s make sure all of the children in our community have presents under the tree this year!