how can i help?

Serving SMILE can mean many things: whether you choose to donate to SMILE through PayPal, coordinate a Portable Sort, come to volunteer, or donate physical items, we appreciate all forms of service! We depend on our generous community to keep SMILE running. Would your civic group or Scout troop like to volunteer? Send us an email and we can set something up.

What items do you need?

Our SMILE standard is to provide each child with a brand new duffel bag and a package of new underwear and socks. We also provide a toiletry kit with hygiene supplies. Providing these items fosters a sense of dignity. We accept new and gently used clothing, pajamas, shoes, backpacks, toys, bedding, cribs, coats, and more. Baby items like diapers and highchairs are also welcomed. Unfortunately we are not able to accept stuffed animals. We also have an Amazon wishlist for specific needs.

Who do you serve?

SMILE serves foster children and families in 8 counties of Northeast Tennessee: Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.