Sep 012016
 

The Target store at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn hosted this year’s Make A Smile Foundation Back to School Clothing Spree.  Volunteers accompanied children who attend the Brooklyn Scholars Charter School and assisted them with their purchases.  There were snacks, laughs, lots of fun and…………..loads of new clothes.

Please see a photo of our dedicated volunteers, who gave their time and energy to ensure the children had a wonderful experience!

 

 

Volunteers

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!