Making a difference in the life of Seniors
For states other than Michigan, please mail cards to:
Kim Allen (MidWest) Diana Darnell (West) Sonya Casteel (East)
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1616 Janice Avenue, Apt 1 PO Box 970 PO Box 6870
Green Bay, WI 54304-2153 Veneta, OR 97487 Lakeland, FL 33807
For Michigan Community Deliveries only, mail cards to:
Bring Smiles to Seniors, Inc.
PO Box 195
Williamston, MI 48895
The Love and Support Our Seniors Deserve
Our Seniors hold a special place in our hearts, and have influenced our lives in immeasurable ways. Sadly, there are many cases where seniors feel alone and unloved because they no longer have a family or have simply been left alone by those they cared for. Our team at Bring Smiles to Seniors is aware of this situation and strives to do our part to address it.
Bring Smiles to Seniors works with schools, civic organizations, companies, government employees, and indiviudals to make or decorate greeting cards that are donated to us. Our organization receives donated cards from a network of card artists all over the country and beyond.
Cards delivered since March 2016
Card delivery Journey
2016: 7,719 2017: 18,810 2018: 40,515 2019: 71,586 2020: 200,908 2021: 299,317 2022: 345,494 2023: 268,764
How to Participate
There are several ways that you can participate in our program. We appreciate any and all help we receive.
If you are a card maker, we welcome handmade cards that are either blank or have messages written inside. We ask that you sign your card with at least your first name and state if you place messages in your cards. Please send the card unsealed, with the card tucked under the flap of the envelope. Blank cards are used with our decorating partners. General everyday "thinking of you" cards are best since we don't have any personal information on the community residents. Companies or schools who wish to participate are welcome to use store bought or your hand made cards for your activities. We do provide donated birthday cards to communities that receive our deliveries so their residents can use them.
We also welcome store-bought cards that are either blank or have messages written inside them. Additionally, our organization is open to receiving donations of postage stamps and stickers.
Monetary donations can be made via credit card by clicking the donate link at the top of the page. Alternatively, checks or money orders can be made out to Bring Smiles to Seniors and sent to our address below. All donations go directly to the program as our staff consists of unpaid volunteers.
If you are affiliated with a senior community and are interested in either delivering cards in your area or having us send cards to a community, reach out to us via email and we can add your requested community to our delivery rotation list.
If you know a senior whom you would like us to send cards to on a regular basis, please email us their information. We will add them to our mailing list. The only thing they will receive from us regularly is a card.
If you are interested in writing to seniors directly, we have a private Facebook group called Lola's Smile Bunch you are welcome to join after answering a few brief questions.
Tax receipts are provided upon request at the end of the year.
Bring Smiles to Seniors, Inc., is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 81-2548045). Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM" REGISTRATION NUMBER CH48309
We are an all-volunteer organization with unpaid staff. Our staff members are as follows:
Ron Tyson, President and Founder
Linda Soto, Vice president
Renee Eisman, Mail Program Manager
Diane Hill, Michigan Program Manager
Liane Young, Manager, Meals on Wheels
Diana Darnell, Card Package Coordinator (West)
Kim Allen, Card Package Coordinator (Midwest)
Sonya Casteel, Card Package Coordinator (East)