Sending messages of hope to children and their families

We want to help those who are battling cancer, sickness, or other conditions to SMILE by sending them crazy fun postcards.

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We Have Thousands of Smile Makers

Our Smile Makers make this all possible! They are the ones creating the magic and designing beautiful cards with silly jokes, fun pictures, and words of encouragement about being brave and strong. Our cards never say “get well” or “feel better”. We don’t want our families to be reminded of their battle, we want to give them a reason to laugh, have hope, and most importantly SMILE! We have smile makers in almost every state of the US including Hawaii!

Over 50,000 SMILES mailed

Over 50,000 cards have been decorated and mailed across the United States to sick children in hospitals, 25+ different Ronald McDonald Houses, and to children fighting battles at home. This is a quick fun activity that allows you to make a difference in the life of a sick child at no cost to you. We mail you everything you need to be a smile maker! Teachers, this is a great lesson demonstrating compassion and caring for others. This is a fun service project for girl/boy scouts, sport teams, and youth groups. Organizational leaders, this is a great way to team with your staff. BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF A SMILE- You can make a difference!!!!

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You will find our team promoting the Sending Smiles cause across Southern Maryland. Bring your family to meet us and find out how you can become a smile maker!

"My daughter has been in remission now for a full two years!! We continue to count our blessings each and every day. We are grateful that Sending Smiles came through for us during the most difficult of times. They are angels on earth, sending smiles every step of the way!!!"


"Sending Smiles is an extended family that cares for you, loves you, cries with you, laughs with you, prays for you,... there's no end. So grateful for this amazing program!"

-Tammy L.

"It means teaching kids that an act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a difference. They can make a difference! Your organization teaches them that. Thank you for all you do to promote kindness in our community and beyond."

"That you should never underestimate your ability to make a difference in this world. Even something that seems small can make an impact."

-Pam D

"We learned that no matter how difficult life was at times we could find strength through the love and support of others. Sending Smiles helped our family navigate through what was the most difficult time in our lives."


Today, not only is our local Girl Scout community involved, but through Facebook, Girl Scout troops from all over the United States are now part of the Sending Smiles community too! Ashley & Alex have inspired girls of all ages to reach out and offer comfort kids they don't even know.

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Gave us HOPE

"I usually try not to Reply All, but this time I thought I had something that might really matter. Sending Smiles is truly a heartwarming way to touch the lives of children; I know from experience. If I may share. When my son, Noah, first became a patient at...

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A Letter from Kathi

January 2015...a time which my family and I will never forget... To hear the words, "Your daughter has brain cancer", well, there's just no easy way to describe that feeling. Yes those words would forever change my family's lives. Once all treatment plans were...

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A Special Thanks to Our Supporters

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