Funding For the Future
Share My Smile is a non-profit organization that serves foster and adoptive families in 17 counties in Iowa and Douglas County in Nebraska. Our mission is to provide family strengthening events and care programs for foster families to encourage true, honest, and happy smiles in children.
Share My Smile has four main programs: Care for You Action, Project Birthday Joy, Operation Holiday Smiles, and Family Strengthening Events.
Care For You Action provides filled backpacks 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 birthday cards for all children in the home. Operation Holiday Smiles provides holiday programming during Thanksgiving and Christmas, which includes all children in the home receiving gifts at Christmas time. 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.
Our goal for 2022 is to expand and grow our programs. Funding For The Future Capital Campaign will raise $35,000 to fund 25% of our annual operating expenses this year. To achieve our growth goals, we hope to expand our reach by launching the County Ambassador Program and hiring a second full-time employee. The County Ambassador program will identify a representative in each county we serve that will bridge the gap between our headquarters, Council Bluffs/Pottawattamie County, and the remaining 17 counties we serve to bring services closer to each family.