Welcome to My Personal Page
I walk in memory of my daughter, Caitlin, and in honor of all children in hospitals. Please make a donation to help us spread a smile to a child in the hospital by helping us donate arts and craft supplies.
I started Caitlin's Smiles 15 years ago in memory of my daughter, Caitlin, who passed away from a brain tumor when she was 7 years old. She loved doing arts and crafts. We tried to keep a backpack filled with arts and craft supplies in my van because we never knew when we would be doing an emergency hospital overnight stay. Arts and crafts were a positivie distraction for her. She always seemed to nap when the hospital playrooms were open and was awake during the hospital's quiet times or after the playrooms closed for the evening. Having her own supply of goodies in the room made a big difference for Caitlin if we couldn't access the hospital's supplies.
In 15 years, we have reached over 1.8 million children in area hospitals with our Bags of Smiles (filled with PlayDoh, coloring book, reading book, crayons or markers, handmade card, journal and 2 craft kits), craft kits, coping kits (mini PlayDoh, small toy, coloring page and crayons, craft kit) and stuffed animals. Last year, our volunteers donated over 20,000 volunteer hours making this happen.
Please consider making a donation towards Caitlin's Smiles. Thank you for supporting me in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.
Fundraising Honor Roll
Early Lightbulb Sales
Light Bulb Sale
Made a donation to this event
Updated personal fundraising page
Raised $30 to earn t-shirt
Raffle Tickets Earned
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.