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Spreading Smiles to Children in Hospitals - Card making volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Caitlin's Smiles

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 481 people are interested

Caitlin's Smiles donates Bags of Smiles and Coping Kits to children in hospitals. The bags are then filled with art and craft supplies such as crayons, coloring books, craft kits, journals, PlayDoh, etc. In each bag, we also include a home made card so the patients and their families know that someone was thinking of them!

Last year we distributed over 21,000 cards in our bags. We need help to spread more smiles!! Virtual volunteers are needed to make cards for children in the hospital. Cards must be fun and uplifting. Please no get well soon and religious messages. See our website at www.caitlins-smiles.org for more information. Completed cards should be sent to Caitlin's Smiles, 3303 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, Pa 17110.

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About Caitlin's Smiles

Location:

3303 North Sixth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, US

Mission Statement

Powered by a passionate group of volunteers, Caitlin’s Smiles encourages children with serious health challenges to explore their uniquely creative talents by taking part in arts and craft activities. While creating feelings of self-worth and instilling confidence in these children, the efforts ultimately put smiles on the faces of everyone involved.

Description

To provide pediatric patients with Creative Art Care Packages which promote activities such as drawing, creative writing and sculpting. Caitlin passed away from a brain tumor when she was 7 years old. Her mom founded this charity in 2004 to give other children in the hospitals hope, laughs and smiles through arts and craft activities. They have reached over 2 million children in 16 years.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine

WHEN

Mon May 30, 2022 - Mon Aug 22, 2022

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Reading / Writing
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 2
  • Time commitment can vary. One hour or 100 hours - we'd love the help!
  • Cards can be colored, computer generated, stamped, stickered or painted. Our card makers range from 2 to 101 years young!

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