If you have attended any of the Little Smiles events over the last year, chances are that you met our friend Zahir.  He is a patient at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and he is nothing short of amazing.  We met him in December 2016 at a holiday party and he’s been an inspiration ever since.

When Board Member, Glen Baskin was delivering gifts and treats to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in December 2016, he wasn’t expecting to make a lifelong friend.  But after being there for a few minutes, he was listening to the cutest rendition of Rachel Platton’s Fight Song that he had ever heard.  The performer’s name was Zahir and he was 6 years old.  Glen shook his hand and asked how he learned the song and Zahir’s reply was that he thought the song would be a good one for kids to hear if they needed a pick me up.  Since then, Zahir has painted with us, walked the Red Carpet at our Stars Ball, and is now our first Smile Ambassador for Little Smiles.

He represents everything we strive to do as an organization.  He just wants to help kids smile.  The thing is that he always makes the grown-ups smile too ?

To celebrate our newest team member, Little Smiles is kicking off its first TEXT TO GIVE campaign and all of the proceeds for the month of February will go to program development at St. Christopher’s Hospital.  You can text SMILE17 to 24700 and make a donation through our GiveSmart platform.  Zahir has been a part of the Little Smiles family for a long time but we are so excited to welcome him into this role and see smiles spread even farther!