Our Guiding Mission

Our mission

Going beyond smiles alone

At Smiles for Children, our mission is to offer dedicated support to hospitalized children, their families, and the healthcare professionals caring for them. This means improving outcomes by procuring specialized equipment, funding training, or sparking joy with toys and activities.

In the US alone, over 250 children’s hospitals provide over 90% of all transplants, cancer treatments, and highly-specialized medical care to children in need. Through our charitable children’s foundation, we are dedicated to helping these facilities maximize their impact.

Our values

Inspired by the road ahead.
Rooted in our principles.

From our volunteers to our leadership, our entire Smiles for Children family is committed to upholding our core values.

Transparency through clear reports rooted in integrity

Growth by aspiring to reach as many lives as possible

Compassion in making every moment matter

Learning by taking the time to understand each hospital’s needs

Empathy by recognizing the challenges of those less fortunate

Our history

From humble beginnings

Based in Southwest Florida, our Smiles for Children family earned official recognition as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity in the winter of 2023. From there, we began by supporting 10 local children’s hospitals after a series of visits to determine specific needs.
Today, we are inspired to serve as the catalyst for smiling faces both nationwide and abroad. Along the way, each life we affect continues to serve as our guiding light.