A Gift of Smiles

“A Gift of Smiles” is a foundation established to simplify and broaden the access to dental healthcare for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by removing existing financial, clinical and societal barriers.

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 "A Gift of Smiles"is a registered 501(c)(3), EIN #47-5091216.

GOOD NEWS............... WE NOW HAVE OUR IRS TAX EXEMPT STATUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Gift of Smiles 2017 Gala

Saturday April 1, 2017
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Everyone needs the opportunity to have good health, which naturally should include good dental health. For children and adults with disabilities, accomplishing that goal is often met with countless and complex obstacles. The time to address this issue is now!

Your support of this annual event will generate a ripple effect through our community in raising awareness and resources to remove complex obstacles that families face in their quest for quality dental healthcare for their loved ones with disabilities. I thank you in advance for considering our request for these families. Together, we can make a difference in their lives ,

We rely largely on our friends like you, who belong to the business community. If you have any questions regarding this venture I would be honored to speak with you personally. You can provide any of our volunteers with your donations or you can mail them to the address below. If you are donating an auction item, please remember to include the monetary value.

Opportunities to support of “A Gift of Smiles” Gala are now being accepted in the form of monetary contributions, auction item donations and in-kind service donations or a sponsorship through an advertising in our program.

For more information, please contact Deborah Parker at 717-903-4825.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to participation of the “A Gift of Smiles” Gala!  Event Details... 

A Gift of Smiles in the News!!!

A Harrisburg dentist commits himself to helping children with special needs get the care they need

At almost 8 years old, Keira Karijomenggolo had been to a dentist three times and never been able to tolerate an exam.

The Harrisburg girl has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, respiratory issues and is fed by a feeding tube.

"We were told she has severe oral aversion and she would have to be put to sleep to have a dental exam," said her mother, Jennifer Karijomenggolo, who hesitated to agree because Keira had serious complications due to anesthesia in the past.   Read More...

A Gift of Smiles’ to help Harrisburg-area children with special needs receive care

Sherry Christian knows firsthand the frustration of trying to find successful medical care for a special needs child.

The CBS 21 News anchor's 13-year-old daughter, Tatum, has autism and has a lot of trouble sitting still long enough for anyone to examine her.

"Eye doctors have a hard time because she won't sit still and look into their machine. For her to let someone reach into her mouth and examine her teeth - no, there wasn't any way she was going to do that," she said.   Read More...