Holiday Toy Drive Begins!

Holiday Toy Drive Begins!

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!

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

Robin Colvin Joins Board of Directors

Robin Colvin Joins Board of Directors

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.

Celebrating Pediatric Nurses Week

Celebrating Pediatric Nurses Week

Did you know that October 1-5 was Pediatric Nurses Week? Here at Little Smiles we never miss an opportunity to show our nurses gratitude. During this week, with the help of our Little Smiles volunteers, we delivered gifts to more than 600 nurses in pediatric hospitals from Miami to Fort Pierce. It’s a small token of appreciation for all of the amazing work pediatric nurses do every single day.

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!

 

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!