One of our missions at Project C.A.K.E. is to engage and inspire younger generations to help make the world a little better. It was a wonderful day at the YMCA! Our workshop began with Brooke reading her book A Million Small Things. The kids were captivated by the book’s colorful …Read more!
The City of Mission Viejo’s Oso Fit Virtual 5k run was absolute success! Although we could not all run together in person, there were many of you that supported us and did your running virtually while helping us raise enough money to fund two cleft lip and palate surgeries. Way …Read more!
Are you looking for a fun and healthy activity to do? Please join us and support Just A Smile as we raise money and get fit with the City of Mission Viejo’s annual Oso Fit5K run. Due to the pandemic, the event will be held virtually this year which makes it …Read more!
Just A Smile is happy that we were able to make donations to both Smile Train and Operation Smile again this year! Both organizations provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries to children in impoverished third-world communities world-wide. Without organizations such as these, many of these children would not be …Read more!
With Christmas just a few days away, Just A Smile was able to help bring a little Christmas cheer to families in need. With our final food drive for 2020, we were able to collect over 300 pounds of food to donate to Families Assistance Ministries. In total we have …Read more!
A big thanks to all of you who have used Amazon Smile to purchase the items you buy on Amazon throughout the year. By selecting Just A Smile as your charity for your purchases through Amazon Smile, Amazon has donated proceeds that have allowed us to fund a good portion …Read more!
With so many families still affected by the pandemic and needing food assistance, we here at Just A Smile wanted to continue our efforts to help. We are looking for donations of canned items and dry goods to deliver to Family Assistance Ministries before the end of the year. Any …Read more!
It’s finally here!! I’ve been working on my children’s book for quite some time now but between school, activities and everything else it has taken me a while to finish. 🙂 I’m really happy to announce the arrival of my first book and super excited to share it with everyone! …Read more!
With businesses starting to open back up again, we were optimistic and hopeful that the economy would recover but with the rise of COVID-19 once again, Governor Gavin Newsom has stepped in to help flatten the curve. To assure that every family and individual is able to access the proper …Read more!
For the past two months, Just A Smile members have been working hard to gather food donations from their local neighborhoods and we were able to collect over 1000 lbs of food to Mission Viejo’s Food Drive! Our team came together and after several hours of sorting and packing up …Read more!
Wearing a mask has become a health necessity as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC recommends that masks be worn whenever we are in a public place to fight the spread of the virus. Just A Smile has homemade cloth masks that we are donating to anyone …Read more!
In our continued efforts to assist local residents and our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Just A Smile is collecting food for the City’s drive-thru food pantry. Many families are struggling to put food on the table and are turning to food pantries for some assistance. With the increase of …Read more!
This week, Just A Smile member, Jenna Huff, delivered cookies to the orange county sheriff’s office as a way to thank them for their service in protecting the community especially during this pandemic. Using her love for baking, Jenna made dozens of individually wrapped cookies for the deputies and staff. …Read more!
A huge thank you to everyone who generously donated to Just A Smile so that we could support local residents impacted by COVID-19. Through several fundraisers we were able to raise over $1500 to aid two local charities. Project Access serves more than 140 low-income families and StandUp for Kids, …Read more!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many businesses and families have been adversely affected. Many of the small, local businesses have lost a large portion of their revenues due to the stay-at-home order and may not survive the duration of the crisis. Many families are also struggling due to …Read more!
As the days and weeks of this pandemic progress, many families are unable to obtain necessary supplies. Just A Smile has recently been preparing for Project Vietnam’s Mission Trip and we have collected many bottles of children’s tylenol and motrin, diapers and children’s vitamins. The mission trip was scheduled to …Read more!
Just A Smile is currently collecting donations for the upcoming Project Vietnam mission trip this year. Doctors and nurses on the mission will provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries to underprivileged children in Vietnam. We are in need of post-surgery care items and would appreciate donations of the following items: * …Read more!
Put on your running shoes, grab your family and friends and join Just A Smile for the city of Mission Viejo’s Oso Fit 5k run on Saturday, February 29. Get fit and help Just A Smile raise funds for our local cleft lip and palate community. The city of Mission …Read more!
Many thanks to the following corporations for their generous donations to Just A Smile! We truly appreciate the matching donations, gift cards, merchandise and fundraising support. 100% of all donations go to support our local craniofacial families within the community as well as to organizations serving to help children in …Read more!
Take the day off from cooking and join Just A Smile at Panda Express! On February 7 we are holding a fundraiser at Panda Express in Ladera Ranch and 20% of all dining proceeds will be donated to Just A Smile! Please be sure to present either the electronic or …Read more!
Just A Smile is growing! We are so excited to welcome a new campus chapter of Just A Smile at San Juan Hills High School! During their club rush, President Jenna Huff and Vice President Samantha Gugliuzza were able to sign up 25 new members! The club has already been …Read more!
The second annual Just A Smile club rush at Tesoro High School was another success! We are happy to announce we’ve added another 45 members! The hard work and dedication …Read more!
It was a fun day at the third annual CHOC Craniofacial family event! This year was luau themed and the Just A Smile team had a blast! One of the events was “Dunk your Doctor” in a dunk tank and the 300+ families who showed up definitely enjoyed it! …Read more!
Just A Smile is excited to announce that we have partnered with Amazon’s AmazonSmile program to help support our cause! When you shop using AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), and select Just A Smile as your designated charity or use the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-5412856 , Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to …Read more!
Just A Smile would like to give a huge thank you to 4Imprint for their generous grant! Applying through 4Imprint’s One by One Program, our organization was awarded $500 to purchase any merchandise we wanted. 4Imprint offers a large selection of customized logo products and after browsing the hundreds of …Read more!
Project Vietnam (projectvietnam.org) is an organization that provides cleft lip and palate surgeries and post-operative support to impoverished children in the rural areas of Vietnam who would not otherwise be able to afford this life-changing surgery. Our goal at Just A Smile was to help Project Vietnam collect the much …Read more!
In our continued effort to help Project Vietnam for their upcoming medical mission trip in March, Just a Smile is collecting children’s liquid ibuprofen and children’s liquid acetaminophen for the kids in Vietnam. Our drive is hoping to collect 100 bottles by March 1. If you are able to donate …Read more!
JustASmile.org is currently collecting gently used and new stuffed animals for the upcoming Project Vietnam mission trip in March. The mission will provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries to underprivileged children in Vietnam. Thank you!! We are also in need of stickers! Any donation is greatly appreciated! Read more!
The Just A Smile Team is back at it again! We had another bake sale this January and it was a hit! We would love to thank all of our volunteers for their hard work and dedication! We raised $130 woohoo:). We also would like to thank everyone who stopped …Read more!
Hi guys! Just A Smile has created a new chapter at Tesoro known as the Just A Smile Club! Every participant there has been nothing but hard working and enthusiastic! We are thirty-four members strong and counting! We would love to welcome anyone who’s happy and willing to participate in …Read more!
A big shout-out to Guys Giv’n Back for letting Just A Smile join their 8th annual Mission Viejo garage sale extravaganza fundraiser! Through many generous donations from our community, our teams were able to raise over a thousand dollars. A great big thank you to Christy Wrightson of Guys Giv’n …Read more!
This past July was Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month and I was so excited to be a part of the celebration at the CHOC Craniofacial department’s 2nd annual family event at the Santa Ana Zoo! The event brought together over 300 patients and family members! It was a great day …Read more!
Thanks to the support of my awesome middle school, we were able to raise over $200 selling Otter Pops after school this past week! We received generous donations of Otter Pop cases from members of our PRIDE Stars program, led by Ms. Vollebregt. Special thanks to …Read more!
Yay, I’m so excited! Although it has been a lot of work these past few months working on our donation drive, it has really paid off. I was able to raise enough money to fund two cleft lip and palate surgeries through Smile Train and Operation Smile! Thanks to everyone …Read more!
After a rainy past few days, the skies were beautiful on Sunday as fellow Just a Smile member and friend, Jenna, hosted a bake sale with me in Ladera Ranch’s Town Green. We had lots of foot traffic and were able to sell our yummy brownies, cake pops, cookies and sweets …Read more!