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‘Sharing Smiles Day’                                                   January 2016

I am writing this in Romania whilst enjoying the ‘best Christmas ever’. It has been a very special time sharing the Christmas story of God’s love; His greatest gift to us all, His purpose and plan for our lives.

We are blessed to have been a part of this outreach to so many people, singing carols with a brass band travelling with us every day, distributing shoe boxes, giving small treats that has brought huge smiles. What a joy!

Thank you for your tremendous efforts leading up to Christmas and for your response to the Christmas Corner Appeal as well as other projects. We had some great Smiles Coffee Evenings, Concerts, Christmas Craft Fairs, schools gathering gifts, making cards and friends sending parcels as well as beautiful knitwear.

Thank you for all your hard work during 2015 and I want to wish you all a very peaceful and blessed New Year.

As we begin a 2016, let’s not forget our need to focus on ‘Fundraising’. I sincerely hope you will be able to join in our ‘Sharing Smiles Day’ on Saturday 6th February 2016 or any day in and around this date to suit yourself. This is our day to do something together which will make a difference at a ‘quieter time of the year’. Together we can make a great contribution to the funds and kick start the year working together. It can be as small or as big a day as you like, a coffee morning is a great plan at your home or in a church hall, community hall or school. Perhaps you could invite friends for lunch or dinner; ask for a donation; or what about a soup lunch and film afternoon. Or be more energetic and have a walk, cycle, run or swim somewhere and ask friends to join in and donate. You could invite friends and family to hear a Smiles Presentation with some videos of your visit to Romania.









Whatever we do, the idea is that we do it together which will be fun, as well as a good fundraiser for Smiles. Link together and work as teams. Contact a Smiles Ambassador near you or feel free to contact me. Maybe join in their activity or we can create something together.

Will you be a part of this Sharing Smiles Day, Saturday 6th February 2016?

The challenge is to DO SOMETHING. Please let me know your plans and I will post some of the events at the end of January. As well as fundraising, we want to ‘share Smiles’ and raise awareness, promote and advertise, and make ourselves known further afield.

I encourage you to take up this challenge to help Smiles. It will be a great way to start your New Year. I would really like this to be a success, lots of fun in our events and most of all our efforts making a significant difference to those we love and help in Romania. I look forward to hearing from many of you in the next few weeks with your plans.

Col 3:17 "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."


Barbara Morrison

Development Ambassador &
Volunteer Coordinator
The Smiles Foundation

E-mail: barbaramorrison@thesmilesfoundation.org
Telephone: 0788 087 5845

Previous Reports
December 2015 - Something to share
November 2015 - Many hands and faithful hearts
October 2015 - With God all things are possible!
September 2015 - Real people make a Real Difference

August 2015 - GO andGrow!
July 2015 - Being prayerful

June 2015 - Be glad you are not a cow!
May 2015 - Sharing Something Special
March 2015 - Welcome back
rch 2015 - Welcome back
February 2015 - Introduction

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