I am a school social worker, and I am always searching for reliable resources to assist families in need. I work with parents who care for their children who have special needs, and they typically cannot work a “traditional” work schedule which impedes their ability to sustain income. They might need to stay at the hospital with their child or attend frequent medical appointments. This causes great stress as well. Yet their needs are like everyone else’s in that they need a car, a home, food, and a working phone. So when bills fall way behind and they are looking at being evicted, losing their vehicle or not having enough food that’s when the going gets tough. So, you can only imagine that I when I found “Share A Smile” that I was elated! They are a pleasant surprise in a world where people can be so harsh. The staff makes helping people a pleasure like it should be. It is so disheartening when a family really needs help and they are treated like beggars when they are not. The organization responds so quickly, which makes life less painstaking for the parents. Moreover, the staff at the school could not believe the help families received at Christmas time. It brought tears to our eyes. We are still talking about their generosity today. So without a doubt “Share A Smile” is not only their name it is what they do.
M. Heulitt, LMSW – School Social Worker