Little Smiles’ Announces First Smile Ambassador, Zahir and TEXT TO GIVE CAMPAIGN

Little Smiles’ Announces First Smile Ambassador, Zahir and TEXT TO GIVE CAMPAIGN

If you have attended any of the Little Smiles events over the last year, chances are that you met our friend Zahir.  He is a patient at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and he is nothing short of amazing.  We met him in December 2016 at a holiday party and he’s been an inspiration ever since.

When Board Member, Glen Baskin was delivering gifts and treats to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in December 2016, he wasn’t expecting to make a lifelong friend.  But after being there for a few minutes, he was listening to the cutest rendition of Rachel Platton’s Fight Song that he had ever heard.  The performer’s name was Zahir and he was 6 years old.  Glen shook his hand and asked how he learned the song and Zahir’s reply was that he thought the song would be a good one for kids to hear if they needed a pick me up.  Since then, Zahir has painted with us, walked the Red Carpet at our Stars Ball, and is now our first Smile Ambassador for Little Smiles.

He represents everything we strive to do as an organization.  He just wants to help kids smile.  The thing is that he always makes the grown ups smile too 🙂

To celebrate our newest team member, Little Smiles is kicking off its first TEXT TO GIVE campaign and all of the proceeds for the month of February will go to program development at St. Christopher’s Hospital.  You can text SMILE17 to 24700 and make a donation through our GiveSmart platform.  Zahir has been a part of the Little Smiles family for a long time but we are so excited to welcome him into this role and see smiles spread even farther!

 

Little Smiles Philadelphia 10th Anniversary Stars Ball a Huge Success!

Little Smiles Philadelphia 10th Anniversary Stars Ball a Huge Success!

10 years of smiles were celebrated with style at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  The red carpet welcomed 10 local kids from area hospitals that have demonstrated strength, grace, and courage while undergoing treatment or medical attention.  Nominated by their own health care teams, their nurses and social workers escorted them down the red carpet in true celebrity style.  Local sponsors and supporters made the night magical by providing salon services, limo rides, tuxes and dresses and many other special touches that made the evening perfect.  “These remarkable kids were able to leave the hospital behind for a night and enjoy being kids,” said director of marketing, Stephanie Tomko.  “The staff at the Crystal Tea room left no detail unattended, we can’t thank them enough.”  Swoop and the Phillie Phanatic kicked off the festivities on the Red Carpet and the night was emceed by Philadelphia’s own Mike Jerrick from Fox29.  “We raised the most in the history of the Stars Ball tonight, and we couldn’t be more grateful to our sponsors, our volunteers and everyone in this room”, said Board President, Justin Grass.  Little Smiles will host their 10th annual Monte Carlo Night at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday March 25th at 7pm.  For more information and tickets, click HERE.