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"Doh Drive" Underway for Caitlin's Smiles


The Caitlin’s Smiles 2018-2019 Play-Doh Drive is in full swing and your donations are needed!

Each year, Caitlin's Smiles sends arts and craft activity bags – Bags of Smiles – to hospitalized children. Volunteers and donors fuel the organization.

"Every year, we send about 14,000 Bags of Smiles to hospitals and clinics for children with serious or chronic conditions,” remarked Cheryl Hornung, Caitlin’s Smiles Founder and Director. “And we include two cans of Play-Doh in these bags. That’s nearly 30,000 cans in the past year!”

“For the 8th year, PSECU is sponsoring our Play-Doh Drive and we’re so grateful for their support,” said Hornung.

In recent years, Caitlin’s Smiles has provided smaller Coping Kits to emergency departments and surgical units for their pediatric patients, which contain a party favor or mini Play-Doh. Hornung commented, “We are currently out of the party favor size Play-Dohs and have had to purchase these to complete our orders. Donations are greatly needed!”

Also needed are individual Model Magic™ packets for teens.

Donations may be dropped off at any Hornung’s Hardware store in Harrisburg, Linglestown, Dauphin, or Halifax; or at the Caitlin’s Smiles office at 3303 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 during office hours.