A Note From Cheryl
In 2009, your efforts made it possible to put smiles on the faces of nearly 100,000 children in hospitals throughout our region and across the country. We could not have done it without your donation of time, talents and money. We’ve had volunteers from families, daycares, schools, civic clubs, businesses, nursing homes, faith communities and youth detention centers. We’ve held dinners, dances, bake sales, evenings at restaurants, and our first
We have had a great year moving into our new facility and are looking forward to another strong year with your help!
In 2009, we delivered:
76,000 individual craft kits
7,400 bags of smiles
Almost 12,000 toys
443 coping kits
116 care kits
Delivered to 14 states plus Washington, D.C.
This past school year, 2009/2010, Caitlin’s Smiles was chosen as the district Youth Serving Youth (YSY) Project for the Pennsylvania Key Clubs. The Key Club is a service organization for high school students sponsored by a local Kiwanis Club. Key Clubs' objective is the development of initiative, leadership ability and good citizenship practices. The PA District has more than 12,000 high school members and more than 200 clubs across the state!
For their 2009/2010 YSY Project, the PA Key Clubs raised $22,313.71, donated truckloads of craft supplies and served 5,024 hours. They did a fantastic job and helped us to expand our program to new hospitals and deliver more supplies to our existing hospitals.
Check out the article on our website about the Lewistown Key Club winning three state awards for helping Caitlin's Smiles with their fabulous celebrity cookbook!
Other clubs have done great fundraising projects such as powder puff football games, best smile contest ($1 a vote), principals sleeping on school rooftops, family sports nights, and many others. Keep up the great work!
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Thank You's For This Month
Caitlin’s Smiles was again chosen as the YSY Project for 2010/2011. Thanks to the PA Key Clubs! We couldn’t have reached this many pediatric patients without you!