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Make ‘m Smile

 

Nathaniel’s Hope annually hosts MAKE ‘m SMILE, the Biggest Party that celebrates kids and adults with all types of disabilities…our VIPs! It is filled with family entertainment, games, characters, petting zoos, food, helpful resources from the community, a friendship stroll, and tons of SMILES!

The MAKE ‘m SMILE party started as a way to remember the birthday of Nathaniel Timothy Kuck, who was born on June 6, 1997, with multiple special needs. He brought his family into the disability community. They experienced the blessings and challenges of caring for a child with compounded medical needs for 4 ½ years, before he had a change of address and relocated to his heavenly home. MAKE ‘m SMILE is the way Nathaniel’s family has chosen to celebrate not only his life, but VIPs everywhere! 

The signature MAKE ‘m SMILE event is hosted the first Saturday in May at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. This event has become one of the largest festivals of its kind around the country. Annually Nathaniel’s Hope hosts over 3,200 VIP kids and adults along with their families, and thousands from the community join in the celebration! It is only because of the generosity of the community, that this party is provided FREE for our VIP friends and their families!  

What started as an annual event in 2003, in Orlando, Florida, is growing to other locations across the country. MAKE ‘m SMILE has been hosted for the past 5 years in Hartville, Ohio, and has spread to the West Coast in Southern California for the 2nd year.

If you’re interested in bringing MAKE ‘m SMILE to your community, contact us!

      

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WAYS to JOIN THE PARTY

MAKE 'm SMILE Come as a VIP.  MAKE 'm SMILE Come as a sponsor.  MAKE 'm SMILE Be a Resource Exhibitor

MAKE 'm SMILE Be a Smile Maker  MAKE 'm SMILE Be a buddy.  MAKE 'm SMILE Be a volunteer

  

Join a Make ‘m Smile Near You!

 

SAVE THE DATE!

May 3, 2025

Lake Eola

Orlando, FL

July 13, 2024

Hartville Memorial Park

Hartville, Ohio

SAVE THE DATE!

September 28, 2024

The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

Moorpark, CA

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Rotary Centennial Pavilion

Gastonia, North Carolina

HOST A MAKE ‘m SMILE PARTY!

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Help make this the “best day ever” for these very special kids! 

You can become a Hero of Hope by sponsoring a VIP family unit for $20, or you can sponsor five families for $100! 

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Our programs are FREE to VIP kids and their families BECAUSE OF the generosity of people like YOU.

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