Share My Smile
This goal of $10,000 will fund our programs for 2022.
Share My Smile is a non profit that serves foster and adoptive families in 17 counties in Iowa. We provide care programs, family strengthening activities, and community events.
Share My Smile has three main programs: Care for you action, Project Birthday Joy, and Operation Holiday Smiles. Care for you action provides filled back packs with necessities, school supplies, and toys to children entering foster care. Project birthday joy provides foster children party packs (cake, party decorations, and a gift card) as well as cards for all other children in the home. Operation Holiday Smiles provides all children in the home gifts at Christmas time.
Family Strengthening Activities
Our family strengthening activities are exclusive to the foster and adoptive families we serve. We provide activities throughout the year to give our families the opportunity to engage in free or low cost, entertaining activities in an environment where parents and children in our program can engage with one another. Share My Smile annually hosts a spring outing, a summer beach party, and our program specific events, the Pumpkin Patch Outing, and the Holiday Dinner Celebration.
Our community events are family friendly fundraiser-style events that consist of entertainment and many activities for parents and children to engage in. While the families we serve are encouraged to attend these events, they are also open to the public to participate in.
Our goal for 2022 is to expand and grow our programs. Funding For the Future Capital Campaign will raise $35,000 to fund 50% of our annual operating expenses this year. In 2021, we hope to expand our reach by launching the County Ambassador Program and hiring a second full-time employee to assist with program and event growth.