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Helping kids in local hospitals, hospices and shelters smile again.






Our programs are funded through events and sponsors.






Thank you for your support!

Our mission is to help heal hearts

Little Smiles is a volunteer driven, non-profit 501(c)3 children’s charity. Our mission is to help heal hearts and create little smiles by providing gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy. With the guidance of local professionals such as doctors, nurses, child life specialists and social workers, we strive to help kids escape their unfortunate circumstances, even if only for a short period of time.

Here is how we do it:

Nurses and social workers submit requests to Little Smiles on behalf of kids in their care.

Our signature “Junk Food Runs” are designed to deliver snacks and special treats to kids who are spending all of their time in a hospital for pediatrics facility.

We host special events with partners to cultivate a supportive environment for families and healthcare workers.

Our Sponsors

Our programs and our smiles would not happen without our sponsors.  Little Smiles is so grateful to the local companies and individuals that invest in our families and kids.  A special thanks to One Main Financial for being our first Monte Carlo Night Sponsor for 2017!


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Steve Grandizio


Matt Patterson

Past President & Treasurer

Stephen McCrossin


Mike Levasseur


Jeff Mullen

President & Co-Founder

Kelly Ann Zazyczny

Director of Operations

Robert Avin


Justin Grass

Past President & Director

John Miner

Honorary Director

Jeff Haas

Vice President

Tim Beverlin


Tara Ritaldato


Glen Baskin

Honorary Director

Little Smiles - Creating Little Smiles for children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters

About Us

Little Smiles Philadelphia was started by a relative and a close friend of Paul Donohue, the founder of Little Smiles, Inc. Florida and is an independent affiliate. It is with great passion that, in accordance with the Little Smiles mission statement, Little Smiles Philadelphia has assisted and continues to assist thousands of children in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Little Smiles Philadelphia's dedicated board of directors and volunteers work unselfishly day in and day out to provide "little smiles" for the children who need it most in the Greater Philadelphia region!

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