Our initiatives include, but are not limited to, supporting children, families, and the military, as well as rewarding selflessness in children through our Kindness Campaign.
From our beginning, the Foundation provided support to Child Life Services at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. This was accomplished through activities and socials for inpatients and their siblings, and via direct financial support where needed.
In 2023, we began directly providing for the tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by helping to keep their "Caring Closet" stocked with needed clothing, blankets, and supplies.
Each month, two members of our armed forces receive a package from us via HeroBox, containing items they have requested through the HeroBox website.
Additionally, larger shipments were sent three times per year to a deployed platoon/regiment that has a local individual among its ranks. During the pandemic, these funds were re-directed to support residents at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, providing social activities for these Veterans.
Our largest initiative was established to encourage young people to join us in spreading smiles. The public is invited to submit nominations of children who have selflessly gone above and beyond to help others. From its inception through 2019, this program has formally recognized 23 nominees - and nine of them received our highest honor, the Spreading Smiles Award with a trip to Disney World!