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Update – It is with great sadness that we announce, that Jeff has passed away. Although his battle with brain cancer was brief, he fought courageously.
Funds raised from the Virtual Balloon Burst, will be donated to his wife Betty, to assist with end of life expenses.
Please help support Jeff Gelter as he fights brain cancer.Jeff has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer and his family really needs some community aide.Jeff is an amazing man, who is a loving spouse, a beloved father and grandfather.
He has passionately supported our community’s most vulnerable adults as a care aid worker, for years.With his wife, Betty Gelter being their sole income provider and not being able to work full time, the financial stress of medical bills and household expenses, are quickly adding up.
Balloons are $10 each and the virtual balloon burst will take place via Facebook Live at 7 PM pst on August 26th. Balloon Sales for our “Virtual Balloon Burst” will continue to August 24th.
*Pick how many Balloons you would like to purchase then hit Add to Cart. Your Balloon Numbers for the draw will be emailed to you after purchase.*
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Brian & Rebecca from our 2021 Balloon Burst
Sweet Smiles Society is a collaboration of people who donate their time and skills to help children who are less fortunate.
Sweet Smiles Society currently aide’s three orphanages in Mexico and has created a building project in Huatulco, Mexico: Our Family Preservation-Orphanage Prevention Project.
The purposes of the Society are to operate in Canada or abroad:
Sweet Smiles Society focuses on relieving poverty and transforming the lives of children, by providing much needed home furnishings, bathroom/plumbing renovations, kitchen appliances (stoves, fridges), washing machines, dryers, sewing equipment, food, bedding, mattresses, bed frames, educational aides, books, school supplies, clothing, shoes, toiletries, personal hygiene products, bathroom sinks, bathroom taps and toilets.
When larger items are purchased for the orphanages (i.e. appliances, furnishings, mattresses), a member of Sweet Smiles Society is always present during the purchase & delivery of those items. Larger items are purchased in Mexico.
Membership is $69.00 a year and 100% of membership fees go towards replacing and purchasing mattresses for children in need.
Individuals/Members, who decide to join Sweet Smiles Society on Annual Construction Aide Trips (usually the 2nd or 3rd week of January), are responsible to pay for their airfare, food and accommodations.
While abroad, members of Sweet Smiles Society, also donate 100% of their time, labour and skill (construction, renovations, painting and welding) to help provide a safe functioning home for the children.
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Annual Work Trips – One Week Long
“Ciudad de Angeles Orphanage”
Accommodations: Hotel Mary Carmen
Please contact Barrita Durward, to join Sweet Smiles Society on a Construction Work Trip.
Rebuilding Self-Worth & Value within Families
Through the Huatulco, Government Land Grant Act, indigenous individuals are entitled to land grants in this area of Mexico.
However, due to poverty for most of the residents, building a home on this land is not feasible & most families of this area live in small single rooms, sharing a bathroom with several other families.
With your support, Sweet Smiles Society is building homes for families in need. The family’s investment is sweat equity and they invest 800 hours into the build of their home.
When families own their own homes, they gain the financial independence & stability they need for a better future. This new project not only helps families in need, its building stronger communities and it helps to re-build self-worth, value and pride within the family.
Share our message on Social Media Facebook Twitter LinkedIn WhatsApp Email Presents Sweet Smiles Society’s Valentines for Mexico Gala 2024 March 15, 2024 – Friday night @ The Prestige Vernon Lodge Contact Barrita Durward @ 778-212-2438 to Purchase your Gala tickets Tables seat 10 people Individual tickets available for $95 (Early Bird Price) Images from […]