The Smile’s Christmas Project that really makes Smiles!
Specially prepared Christmas Sacks filled with a specific list of items including clothing, hygiene, toys and treats – purchased in Romania and distributed by those on the Smiles Mission Trips in December each year. Our SOS really puts a Smile on everyone’s face.
Making Christmas Special for a Child – please watch the video
We first launched the Christmas Project – S.O.S. to Romania, Sack of Smiles in 2004. Everything purchased is new in Romania which helps the local economy, all Sacks are filled identical, according to gender, to ensure suitability for all recipients and avoids any disappointment between members of the same family.
A great concept that avoids disappointment among children comparing gifts with what others receive!
With up to 500 gifts provided each year, Smiles Teams are able to deliver presents to all of the youngsters that the Foundation is involved with throughout the year, in the family programme, through the school and nursery, after-school programmes as well as Gypsy villages in Tileagd, Salard, Cuiesd, Rapa and Tulca.
With just 2016 missed when we took a year out from SOS to assist us with the End of Year Appeal to compensate for the slump in sterling – many asked if it will be back in 2017. Yes it will – and we can plan now with Fund-raising events or planned donations to ensure we have a great pile of Sacks to make a lot of Smiles in Romania this coming Christmas.
We want the S.O.S. project repeated each and every year, so please consider making a donation to support this amazing project for Christmas. You could possibly set up a monthly standing order to ensure you can deliver plenty of Sacks at Christmas.
Please help with supporting our Project Costs for Christmas which are £5,040 / $6,552.
That is approximately £10 / $13 per sack per child.