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Caitlin's Smiles

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine

Location

3303 North Sixth StreetHarrisburg, PA 17110 United States

Organization Information

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.

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