Updates From Our Community

Making the most of unexpected family time

It is hard to believe, and it almost seems surreal, but there is no doubt that the COVID-19 virus has devastated the country. We are all sacrificing and making the necessary changes to keep our families and our communities safe and healthy. Most, if not all, of our kids are home, nursing homes are closed to visitors, hospitals are limited and all public spaces are closing or already closed. The new normal is to have your classes presented on line. For the kids in college whom are about to graduate, families are waiting to see what the plans may be. For kids like my son Nicholas and many of his friend’s life as they know it has stopped. Many parents at home are working on overdrive trying to work from home while also caring for some of our most critical members in the community.
You have supported SMILE Mass for years. It is our time to take care of you. If you own a business, we are hoping you will provide us with your updated business practices, so you can continue to do business a usual. We will share that information via social media and our database so that our local communities can continue to support the small businesses that make our cities and towns so special.
You should also know that SMILE Mass has set up a local helping hands site (SEE MORE INFORMATION BELOW) where families can request help to pick up food, do a grocery run, a pharmacy stop or perhaps drop flowers at a nursing home and so much more.
Our goal is to keep the communities as healthy and safe as possible while getting everyone what they need, your services. There is power in people and community, should you have any ideas or suggestions to reach the community in any other ways we want to know. On behalf of the SMILE Mass Team, we welcome any ideas or questions.
Best,
Lotte, Susan and the entire SMILE Mass Team

Lotsa Helping Hands

SMILE Mass has created this community so we can help our most vulnerable neighbors get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please sign up here if you are willing to run errands, pick up groceries and/or medications for those who are elderly or have compromised immune systems and should not be out in public themselves.
If you would like to make a donation to help purchase groceries or a warm meal, please do so at https://smilemass.giv.sh/2dc9

ASK FOR HELP

SMILE Mass is here to help provide you with some relief during COVID-19 crisis. If you are in need due to, a health concern (compromised immune system), accident, high-risk age group, recent surgery, etc. Our network of volunteers may be able to provide temporary, non-monetary assistance with some of your day-to-day needs.
If you need help, email us at info@smilemass.org

 

Upcoming SMILE Mass Events:

Aug 08, 2020

Family fun for the week of August 3rd thru August 7th

Join SMILE Mass for multiple online activities while we practice social distancing as we stay-at-home.

One flat fee will get you ALL of the kids activities for the week. The minimum fee is $5. The suggested donation to participate in ALL of these classes is $25. Email us at info@smilemass.org if you need assistance with the minimum fee.

Click here to sign up for kids events

This weeks schedule (check back often for additions):

KIDS EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE – There will be no Ed Morgan (aka The Music Man) on Tuesday this week. The Thursday class will take place as usual.

Monday – August 3
9:00am Fun with Miss Lotte (sink or float)
10:00am Big Joe the Storyteller
4:00pm Music with Mister Vic
6:45pm Big Joe the Storyteller

Tuesday – August 4
9:00am Fun with Miss Mercedes (ocean mural)
4:00pm Dance Party for Everyone

Wednesday – August 5
9:00am Fun with Miss Mercedes (paper plate zoo animals)
10:00am Big Joe the Storyteller
4:00pm Music with Mister Vic
6:45pm Big Joe the Storyteller

Thursday – August 6
9:00am Fun with Miss Trina and Miss Gabrielle (puffy paint)
10:00am Ed Morgan a.k.a. The Music Man
4:00pm Dance Party for Everyone

Friday – August 7
9:00am Fun with Miss Susan (snowstorm in a jar)
10:30am Big Joe the Storyteller
4:00pm Music with Mister Vic

Click here to sign up for kids events

Aug 14, 2020

SMILE Mass 4x4x4 Run

As the world opens up again, SMILE Mass remembers that inclusion still matters.

Throughout the next few weeks, we will be hosting a socially distant run to raise funds for safe and enriching outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Participants will run four miles a day for four days a week over the course of four weeks. SIGN UP TODAY

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Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
“What I would do to have a vacation with all the amenities for my son without the burden of lifting him and his chair into and out of places. He is very active and so anywhere we go, we have to pre-plan as you probably know. I am so very excited to hear about this project. Please send me any information available. Thank you for thinking outside of the box, you are truly an angel.”
Thank you. Barbara
At SMILE Mass, we are actively working on ways we can make a positive impact on the community during the COVID-19 crisis.  There are several ways for you to join us as we all work together to make our communities stronger:
  • Volunteer
  • Ask for help
  • Play trivia
  • Join our virtual activities
  • Support the local businesses who have new policies in place - View Our Helpful Link