Thank you to the NFL Alumni Philadelphia Chapter for your generous grant of $1,000 and for inviting us to talk about Fresh Smiles Foundation at your 2019 Golf Outing Dinner/Reception. We are thrilled to partner up with such an incredible organization and join you in your mission of Caring for Kids.
The Secret Service Band came to Guppy’s Good Times in Conshohocken on Saturday, Sept 29th. Guppy’s is owned by Robin Gupta, one of our founders. Freshsmiles was granted half of the cover charge for the night, taking home around $1,000! Thank you to the band and to Guppy’s for your generosity. The event was a […]
Thank you to the NFL Alumni Association Philadelphia Chapter for granting Fresh Smiles Foundation with $1,000! We truly appreciate their generosity and look forward to using this grant to help a child continue doing what they love. Also, thank you to NFL alumni Dan Esposito for traveling to Avalon to present the check and for […]
One of our founders, Gary DeVito was named Patron of the Year from the American Friends of Italy Foundation. With that came an amazing donation of $20,000 donated to our non-profit. We cannot wait to help kids smile by providing them with the opportunity to pursue their passion. Thank you again American Friends of Italy!
One of our founders, Gary DeVito has been selected as one of the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Seven Zarwin Baum attorneys were named ‘Super Lawyers’ and three were designated as ‘Rising Stars’ for 2018. Super Lawyers is an independent rating service of outstanding attorneys — no more than five percent of the lawyers in the […]
We will be hosting a comedy event in Avalon, NJ at Bobby Dee’s Rock N Chair with all proceeds supporting our mission of granting under-privileged children the opportunity to continue their talent in sports, the arts, or any other passion the child wants to pursue. The families of these children are impacted by financial roadblocks […]
Pavel is an 18 year old who had a stroke a few years ago. He is not independent yet and still in recovery and playing piano is his therapy for both his mind and gross motor skills. Pavel not only loves to play the piano, he enjoys learning about musical theory. Pavel lives with his […]
Rachel is a 17 year old who started dancing at the age of 8 and fell in love with the art. She began to take more classes and compete on her studio’s competition team. Rachel’s favorite type of dance is Modern. She loves to choreograph and has even choreographed her own Modern solo that she […]
Rachel (17), one of our applicants performed a self choreographed modern piece at Headliners Dance Championship in Lawrenceville, NJ on April 8, 2018. Rachel received a High Gold Score and a Student Choreography Award. Rachel will be attending Bennington College in Vermont in the Fall of 2018 to study Modern Dance and Choreography.
Fresh Smiles Foundation received an exclusive invitation to attend the Zarwin Baum Annual March Madness Event at the Crystal Tea Room on March 15, 2018. We joined some of the region’s most prominent business leaders for a fun-filled day of networking and festivities that included live game coverage, whiskey and chef tastings and silent and […]
I had an amazing time at Curtis YASP this summer. It was honestly the most fun I’ve had in a while. I made so many new friends from all over the world and got to experience so many different cultures and traditions. Also the musical faculty and staff were some of the best I’ve ever worked with. Even though there was a ton of musical repertoire to be learned, rehearsed, and performed, Curtis always made sure there was a fun activity or an excursion to be a part of.
There were many seminars with faculty and a variety of master classes to attend. I learned so much in only three weeks, not only from the faculty and staff but also from my colleagues. I can’t wait to do it again next year.
Thank you so much to the Fresh Smiles Foundation for all that you have done to make this summer one of the best I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you guys.
Na’Zir – Age 17
This year it was my first time ever connecting to Fresh Smiles Foundation. Our family was thrilled to be accepted in a timely manner to the program for after school art lessons. I have seen such an improvement in the way my child has developed through creative expression. My child looks forward to lessons every week. Fresh Smiles is a company that provides all they can for families in need. It was a pleasure working with the Foundation Coordinator, Katina Natale, who made everything from the application process to the approval of our grant go smoothly. They are interested in outreach and meeting the needs that children have, to be involved in after school activities. Fresh Smiles to me means a supportive group that is in favor of my child’s developmental skills at a school age level. Fresh Smiles breathes encouragement into dreams that become reality! Thanks for all you have done for us this year!
My 11-yr. old daughter said that having after school art lessons really helps her to enjoy the week without any added pressure. She said she loves art and is very happy and joyful with her teacher and all their projects. Thanks Fresh Smiles!
Cecilia – Parent
I can’t tell you enough about how transformative the Roots of Passage Program was for Paige. The biggest impact we were going for was that she ground herself and know herself better (acknowledging all that she has inside her) and it took the program to right her ship so that she can return from the program making decisions that will empower her in the long run.
I’m so happy to share that it was such an eye-opening success for her. The program was also full of intense reflective moments and some pretty profound realizations came up about what it was that she really wants in life. So valuable!!! Thank you for your all of your help.
Dan – Mentor
I wanted to thank Fresh Smiles for granting me the opportunity to dance again this year. Dance has always been a positive outlet for me, as I have gone through a lot in my life. With my parents separating my mom did not know how she was going to pay for dance class and Fresh Smiles granted me that opportunity.
When I was younger I was a victim of abuse and dance was my coping mechanism. It helps relieve stress, takes some of the weight off of my shoulders, and allows me to express my feelings through movement.
My dance teacher tells me how great I am and how much she loves my sass and attitude that I bring to dance. I hope to continue dance in the future and I am even going to apply to be a student teacher in a dance class for the upcoming season. I would love to teach younger dancers a healthy outlet for stress.
Thank you again for EVERYTHING.
Alyssa – Age 16
I want to thank Fresh Smiles Foundation for giving me the opportunity to go to the 76ers Summer Basketball Camp. I didn’t win any awards this time but everyone was very nice and helped me with my basketball skills. I met so many new friends. What I loved most was meeting kids from other countries. I also met some of the 76ers basketball players and someone from the Harlem Globetrotters. I hope I get the opportunity to go next year and my goal would be to win an award. Maybe I will become an NBA player when I get older and I will make sure you have free tickets to see me play. I love Fresh Smiles so much for giving me this opportunity.
Kaiden – age 12
My son Mekhi has been a recipient of a Fresh Smiles grant for the second year in a row. Mekhi attended the Sixers overnight summer camp for a second summer and he absolutely loved it. Mekhi has improved his skills a lot from the camp and he has applied his learned skills in his high school basketball. I really appreciate how the Foundation Coordinator corresponded with us the whole process. As a parent I felt safe and I felt like I could trust the organization. I can’t afford to send Mekhi to the Sixers Camp so I’m glad to know there are organizations like Fresh Smiles that continually help children fulfill their dreams.
Thanks again Fresh Smiles!
Shonda – Parent
The Fresh Smiles Foundation is a non-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue code 501(c)(3).