A Record Breaking Year
To Give A Smile finished a record-breaking year. It was amazing to see how God has worked through the organization to impact hundreds of lives in our community, nation, and our world.
The organization held a total of 9 domestic outreaches in area hospitals. Activities include: ice cream socials, craft events and game nights. On our international mission efforts, TGAS hosted a 4-day medical clinic in Peru where over 500 children & adults received medical treatment and prescription eyeglasses. The organization finished off the year with our annual Christmas toy drive where over 250 children in area hospitals were given a toy for the holidays.
Countless lives have been touched, inspired, and saved through our hospital outreaches, medical mission efforts, and our toy drive blessings. The stories that we receive annually from parents of the children that are in hospitals/third world countries being blessed, inspired, and treated as a result of the organization keeps the TGAS team focused on continuing our mission.
Provided below are just a few of the testimonials TGAS has received in 2012:
Kristis Wallis (mother of a child staying at RMH Dallas)– “What an amazing group! Absolutely one of the best groups we’ve had at the Ronald McDonald house since we have been here. So much fun and the ‘kids’ big and little had a blast!”
Isabel Balladeros (mother of a child receiving medical care in Peru) – “I thank God for you showing us love and mercy. I am very happy that To Give A Smile brought medicine to the people of Peru.”
It is because of an awesome TGAS team, our volunteers, donors and supporters that we as an organization are able to meet a need.
Included in the remainder of the newsletter is additional information on the exciting outreaches taking place in 2013 both domestically and internationally. Check out our calendar of events and we hope to see you at our next event.
Thank you for all your support in 2012! The team is looking forward to all that 2013 has to offer as we continue to our mission to ‘spread hope, save lives’.