The idea of Smilezone started when Adam Graves and Scott Bachly were approached to make a financial contribution to the construction of a local hospital. As fathers themselves, Adam and Scott wanted to do something that would help children facing challenges as they have witnessed the obstacles facing families with sick children. They wanted to give kids a place to experience true reprieve from the day-to-day battles they face; a place, quite simply, that would put a smile on a child's face.
This determination led to the creation of the Smilezone Foundation. The idea behind the foundation is simple: transform spaces in healthcare settings into an oasis for kids to give them the opportunity to enjoy being a kid, and more importantly, an opportunity to smile!
Fun is at the heart of Smilezone. Our founders, donors, and supports all recognize that kids deserve fun, and that a smile makes a hard day easier for children and their families. Smilezone continues to work in the Halton Region with installations at both ErinoakKids and Oakville Hospital. With your help the following communities will get their very own Smilezone in 2017:
Pathstone Mental Health in Thorold, ON
Southlake Regional in Newmarket, ON
OCTC School, in Ottawa, ON
Windsor-Essex CAS & John McGivney Children's Treatment Centre in Windsor, ON
& many more to come in 2018!
For more information about Smilezone please head to www.smilezone.com