Nathaniel’s Hope is hosting their 21st annual MAKE’m SMILE event, and this year ChildrenFirst is excited to be its Ultimate Smile Sponsor. We are long-time partners with Nathaniel’s Hope and have made many friends with the families and friends participating throughout the years.
This year’s MAKE’m SMILE is Saturday, May 6, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando.
Nathaniel’s Hope was founded to create a place of support for special needs kids and their families. They are a huge hub for resources and throw the best parties!
“Nathaniel’s Hope celebrates kids with special needs (our VIPs) as well as educates and equips communities and churches to provide FREE respite care and programs to enrich the lives of VIP families.
Our programs are designed to provide hope and practical assistance to VIP kids of all ages and their families. They also give Buddies an opportunity to invest in the lives of VIPs!” – Nathaniel’s Hope Mission
MAKE’m SMILE is the event of the year for Orlando’s special-needs community. It’s thrown by Nathaniel’s Hope to celebrate each and every child (all ages) within the special-needs community. It’s also in remembrance of Nathaniel Timothy Kuck, which Nathaniel’s Hope was created in honor of.
The day itself is just so much fun. MAKE’m SMILE takes over Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando and vendors come and make the event spectacular. There are bounce houses, animals, arts and crafts, games, and so much more. The event is free for VIPs and their families; however, registering is imperative so they know to expect you. Click here to register now. ￼￼
You can get involved in many ways with MAKE’m SMILE. With volunteers, the event is possible. Nathaniel’s Hope depends on awesome people in the community to make the event a success. Some of the ways you can get involved :
Volunteer, smile maker, butterfly, releaser, donate, or be a buddy; click here to see all the other ways you can get involved.
MAKE’m SMILE wouldn’t be the event of the year without its very special VIPs! A VIP is any person with any level of special needs, including cognitive, physical, hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or medically fragile. The event is absolutely free for VIPs. However, registration is required. Click here to register now ￼.
Being a Buddy is the perfect opportunity to make new friends. Being a buddy at MAKE’m SMILE is a very special opportunity. Buddies are assigned to a VIP and their family. You hang out with them, stroll around Lake Eola, and participate in the event with them. It’s a great opportunity also to learn more about the special-needs community. Click here to register as a Buddy now!
We are excited to announce that we are teaming up again with Nathaniel’s Hope for their 21st annual MAKE’m SMILE event. It will be held Saturday, May 6th from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm in Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola. We hope to see you there!