May 082018
 

Make A Smile Foundation added two new Spring Fling Shopping Sprees this year…………..both hosted by Target stores, in Milltown, NJ on April 22nd and on May 6th in Manalapan, NJ.  Children from local schools, ages 4 through 8, went on a “shopping spree”chaperoned by adult volunteers.  Each child was given $60. to purchase new clothes, gifts and toys at the Target store.  Target provided breakfast and snacks and the children had lots of fun coloring before and after shopping.  Our volunteers and school personnel were awesome, as usual!  Kudos to our Volunteer Coordinators, Hollie Cerame (Milltown) and Laurie Kaminsky (Manalapan)!  

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SMILES GALORE!

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Dec 132017
 

We hosted two successful Holiday Party & Shopping Spree events:

On December 3rd nearly 50 children, ages 4 – 8,  attended the spree at the Milltown, NJ Target and had the opportunity to shop for toys and gifts.  Then they sang carols, had snacks and met Santa.  After Santa gave out gifts, the children got to take a photo with him.

36 children participated at the December 10th at the Manalapan, NJ Target.  This was a new spree that was sponsored by M&T Bank.

Please see below, from one of our voluteers, who is a kindergarten teacher:

“Thank you so much for including Freehold Boro in your foundation.  It was such an amazing day! All of us were full of smiles!!!! Teachers as well as students!! “

Randee Mandelbaum

 

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GRANTS

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Oct 062017
 

MT logo color  THANK YOU FOR THE GRANT!  THIS WILL HELP PUT SMILES ON EVEN MORE FACES!  

 

 Target-Logo-target-2358262-999-226  WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO THE TARGET CORPORATION FOR THEIR GRANT!

 

We expect to increase the number of children participating this year by nearly 80%, as a result of these generous grants!

Sep 182017
 

After this event on September 9th, we received this email:

On behalf of the families of PS 12 please accept our heartfelt thank you for affording our children the exceptional opportunity of a shopping spree last Saturday.

The children were overjoyed and the parents expressed gratitude.

You were patient with us despite the setback with lateness, and you and your group of volunteers showed a level of care and professionalism that made it a delightful event.

 Thank you again.

Gladys Thom

Parent Coordinator

PS 12 Dr. Jacqueline Peek Davis Elementary School

“bridging the gap between home and school”

Jun 302016
 

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, twenty-five children participated in our annual Spring Fling event, held at the Target store at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY. These underprivileged children, from Deasy School in Glen Cove, NY, arrived at the store early in the morning and were served doughnuts, fruit and milk donated by Target.

The children were accompanied by volunteers and given the opportunity to choose up to $60 worth of clothing. If there were any monies left after the purchases, the change was given to the children. After the shopping spree the children and volunteers gathered again for refreshments and crafts.

This successful event was made possible by funds raised by the Make A Smile Foundation, Inc. from a variety of sponsors. These generous donations provided the children and volunteers with a wonderful experience that they will always cherish.

 

View some thank you cards from the children:

Spring Fling 2016 Thank You Notes – website

 

Jun 302016
 

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, we hosted our 34th Annual Holiday Party & Shopping Spree at the Target store in Milltown, NJ.  After having some fruit, doughnuts and milk, donated by Target, the Shopping Spree began! The children, each allotted $38.00, were accompanied by adult volunteers while they explored the store to choose the toys and games they wanted to buy. After the purchases were paid for, the children and volunteers gathered to sing carols and Santa distributed gifts to the children. Each child received a photo with Santa, courtesy of Target.

This wonderful event was made possible by generous donations from a variety of sponsors. They provided both the children and volunteers with happy memories they will never forget.

See photo below.

 

We could not do this without our wonderful volunteers!

We could not do this without our wonderful volunteers!