Just what is MAKE ‘m SMILE?
MAKE ‘m SMILE is the Biggest Party designed to celebrate kids with special needs (our VIPs) of all ages! It is filled with family entertainment, games, characters, petting zoos, food, helpful resources from the community, and tons of SMILES!
If you have a VIP or you know families who have kids or adults with special needs, invite them to join the fun! If not, that’s OK! Bring your family and have a blast making new friends as a Buddy to a VIP!
VIPs are individuals of all ages with any type of disability. This is a day to celebrate life and the unique abilities of every VIP!
The signature event in Orlando draws crowds of over 40,000 and started as a way to remember the birthday of our founders’ (Tim & Marie Kuck) son, Nathaniel, on June 6.
Save the Date
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando
Due to the Coronavirus, we had to cancel our MAKE ‘m SMILE festival at Lake Eola in Orlando for the past 2 years. Thankfully, we were able to have a wonderful alternate event, MAKE ‘m SMILE-fari at Wild Florida but we’ve missed our BIG PARTY!
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary with Smiles!
We are so excited to come together again in 2022 to celebrate VIP kids of all ages for the 20th Anniversary of Nathaniel’s Hope. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than by making kids smile!
Join us at the Party in 2022