Our first big FUNdraiser was a super success! We held an outdoor, socially distanced event in early October and raised $21,000 that went directly to support research at Emory's Winship Cancer Center. Our goal was $5,000! We are so humbled by our generous donors, THANK YOU!
We love getting together to stuff bags for the patients at Winship Cancer Institute- Emory University, St. Joe's location. This is where our moms receive treatment too! Each goody bag includes a handmade card, a smiley stress ball, an activity book, pretzels, tissues... and of course, a LOT of chocolate! We love making tons of bags, because we know how much they mean to the patients. We have delivered hundreds of bags, and we have delivered hundreds of SMILES. :)
We have developed a partnership with our schools and hold projects including the SMLES for cancer kindergarten service project! The kindergarten families donate items for our goody bags and we work with the students to make handmade handkerchiefs with a little handprint angel included in each bag. The patients are so touched to receive these special bags each year because they can feel the love that is poured into each bag! Additionally, we have brought SMILES for cancer to our high schools as well. We have partnered with clubs to add service projects directly benefitting SMILES. We hold events to collect donated items, pack bags, and handmake cards and blankets to be delivered to patients.