SMILE Mass Awarded Myra Kraft Community MVP Award

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

ROBERT KRAFT AND THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS FOUNDATION DONATE $275,000 IN THE NAMES OF 2020 MYRA KRAFT COMMUNITY MVP AWARD WINNERS Twenty-six New Englanders were honored by the Kraft family during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 30. Lotte Diomede of Sudbury, Mass. receives $10,000 donation for SMILE Mass. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Every year since 1998, […]

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Back to School…..

Monday, September 21, 2020

For many it is a sign of relief, for others it is with a sense of uncertainty. But however you feel, September is here and school is back in session. So whether you are now home schooling, doing a hybrid model, or your kiddo is full time, we know your decision was not made lightly. […]

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New ways of running programs in a world of social distancing!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak back in February, we have all had to make huge changes in how we are continuing to conduct our business, school, home and social engagements. Most of us are creatures of habit, and do not like change. Yet COVID-19 and the universe had a different plan for all of us. As […]

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Share the Joy, Spread the Love

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Ten years ago, SMILE Mass was born out of a vision to create a fully accessible playground in Sudbury. It has been immensely gratifying to see how popular that playground has become, and I still love hearing how families are enjoying the opportunities it provides for people of all abilities to meet and play together. […]

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Building the Dream

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The holiday season is almost upon us, that time of year when everything seems to turn into a whirlwind of activity. Here at SMILE Mass we are incredibly busy too, and while we all may be a bit tired, we are also extremely excited about what we have in the works. Thanks to our grant […]

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A Time to Reflect

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

There is just something special about the summer; It is the time of the year where millions of families make time for vacation, building memories, sleep a little longer and, for some, eat too much ice cream. The Summer of 2019 has been a little atypical in the Diomede household; I am still recovering from […]

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Summer Meditation by Lotte

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I was “meditating” yesterday, meaning I went for my very first short run, while still recovering from rotator cuff surgery. When I run I get to think a lot. Yesterday was an especially beautiful day; the birds were chirping, the temperature was amazing and everyone seemed to be out. People were walking their dogs, playing […]

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Summer Activity Ideas

Summer Day Trip Ideas

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Traveling with a wheelchair takes planning and sometimes “out of the box” thinking to create a special day. But if you are reading this, you are like the rest of us looking for something to do that is a great fit for the whole family. So, with that, I sincerely hope this note will give […]

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Sudbury Nonprofit Receives Cummings Foundation Grant

Friday, June 7, 2019

SMILE Mass is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program.  The Sudbury-based organization was chosen from a total of 574 applicants during a competitive review process. SMILE Mass is a non-profit based in Sudbury, MA with the mission of helping families raising children or […]

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Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
“What a wonderful cause and I would be proud to donate! I had a cousin who was two weeks older than I who died of MS in 2002, and we always were inseparable at the beach at Ocean Park when growing up. When she got so bad and was confined to a wheelchair, her family would bring her to a rental in Kinney Shores but there was no way to get her near the beach or ocean. To think of so many children who are missing out on the beach experience is heartbreaking. We’ll donate online and wish you the best!”
Love, Ellen & Steve