I have been trying to think of what to say about our trip. Words can’t describe how wonderful it was. We spent the entire week feeling so loved and blessed. It was truly a life changing experience for us all. Everlee had a permanent smile on her face the entire week. For her birthday, they...

Hello Help A Child Smile Members! We apologize this is so late but we were waiting to send along a Disney photo with our thank you note and it has finally arrived! Our family had the privilege of staying at the Give Kids the World Village at the end of April. We had an incredible...

Help a Child Smile When our family was awarded a trip to Florida through Help a Child Smile we were thrilled. It was an exciting opportunity to spend some much-needed time together.  We had no idea just how special this trip would be. First, we want to express our sincere appreciation to Walter Gretzky and...

Childhood Cancer… Two words a parent never wants to hear. Unfortunately you never have that choice. Luckily there is an amazing organization right here in Ontario, called Help a Child Smile. Help a Child Smile is a charity that gives everything back to families battling childhood cancer. Help a Child Smile was kick started in...

Dear Help A Child SMILE: We just returned home from an amazing week at Give Kids the World Village. Our son, Dominic, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma as an infant and is now a cancer survivor! He is almost five years old and had such a wonderful time! Thanks to your charity, Dominic and our family...

To all the dear people who make up HACS, I have been delaying this “thank you” note for a couple of weeks simply because there are not words in my vocab or maybe even the whole English language to express the overwhelming feelings I have for HACS. The tremendous generosity of all the volunteers, sponsors...

Four years ago, following major brain surgery, Benjamin was diagnosed with having low grade optical glioma. The tumor was not removed because it would have made him blind. The 70 weeks of chemo treatment followed and the prognosis was that the doctors would do what they could to preserve his vision but ultimately he would...

Our family recently had the pleasure of staying at Give Kids the World Village and they did just that. We have only been home for a short time now and the kids cannot stop talking about everything they saw and did at the Village and Disney. We wish to thank everyone at the village for...

Hi everyone, THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!  Our family wanted to send a note to say how completely wonderful our GKTW trip was from start to finish.  It was an experience that none of us will ever forget. Joyce, when we got the news from you that our oldest daughter, Laura, had been granted...

Hi All! We are back from the ULTIMATE FANTASY holiday!! We really had the time of our lives. Simply AMAZING. We just wanted to say thanks again for allowing us to experience that! We really can’t thank Help a Child Smile enough. Awesome!!! Enjoy! Shauna, Ken, Timothy & Kate

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