Little Smiles and AWE Offer Scholarships to Local Women

Little Smiles and AWE Offer Scholarships to Local Women

Little Smiles is teaming up with the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) of Palm Beach County to offer two $1,500 scholarships to local young women who plan on entering the medical field. Applicants must be graduating from a Palm Beach County high school and plan on attending Palm Beach State College or Florida Atlantic University.

“AWE is proud to collaborate with Little Smiles,” said AWE President Vicki Tate. “Two nonprofits working together is a win-win. These young women are our future healthcare workers and may be future Little Smiles partners.”

This year, AWE is offering 10 total scholarships. In addition to the two Little Smile scholarships, AWE offers eight additional $1,500 scholarships to young women pursuing any area of study. Women graduating from any Palm Beach County high school who are planning to attend Palm Beach State College or Florida Atlantic University can apply.

Recipients of all 10 scholarships must meet the requirements, which are listed on the AWE website. Scholarship applications and additional information can be found at www.aweinc.org/scholarship. Applications are due April 5. An awards ceremony will take place April 23, in Jupiter.

The mission of the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) is to bring executive, professional and entrepreneurial women together to share business experience and knowledge as well as promote higher education for the next generation of young women in Palm Beach County. Learn more at www.aweinc.org.

 

Jaycie Visits the Hospital

Jaycie Visits the Hospital

A Star among Stars, our summer intern and 2015 Star Jaycie Cohen made a quick visit to Palms West Hospital to cheer up Alexis (2017) and ran into Hailey (2017) as well!  All three Stars have lit up the red carpet at a Little Smiles Stars Ball. The unit was so bright, the nurses had to wear shades!

We love NURSES!

We love NURSES!

Little Smiles celebrated ‘Nurses Week’ at one local hospital with a yummy lunch from Chick-fil-A!

Whether its donuts, wraps and coffee at dawn, or a nice mid-day break, nurses are often so busy caring for children that they need to be reminded to eat. We are honored to do what we can for these special professionals who are helping kids heal!

Stuart Smiles

Stuart Smiles

Little Smiles is proud to announce it will now be serving children at the request of nurses at Martin Memorial Hospital’s pediatric unit in Stuart. We kicked off the fun with a donation of swings, bouncy seats, mobiles and more to cheer up some of their youngest patients.

We are so excited to be forming a new lead volunteer team to serve our northernmost partners which include Martin Memorial Hospital, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Treasure Coast Hospice.

Pictured, from left are: Jordyn Brantley, PCT; Oceana Walker, PCT; Lori Matich, BSN RN; Kijafa Turner, RN; Patricia McMullen, RN; and Melanie Van Riper, RN.

Donor Grants Wish

Donor Grants Wish

One Little Smiles donor was so touched by the story of the Rogozan family that he sent them on the trip of a lifetime! Disney World, of course.

Little Rania, who was a Little Smiles 2016 Stars Ball honoree, enjoyed all the sights and sounds of the most magical of all places for children. She has been fighting her way through Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) since her first surgery at just 8 days old, but this getaway was all about fun and family.

The whole Rogozan family is such a treasure, thank you to all who helped make this wish come true!