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Make A Child Smile

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Founder  Alexandra Bakker
Founded  17 May 1998
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Type of business  nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity
Slogan(s)  "For the price of a stamp, you can Make A Child Smile"
Website  www.makeachildsmile.org
Alexa rank  12,721,625 (April 2014)
Headquarters  Clermont, Florida, United States

How to make a child smile by pulling a coin from their ear

Founded in May 1998, by Alexandra Bakker, the Make A Child Smile Organization, also known as MACS, was a source of support to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Emotional support was provided by creating the opportunity for people to visit the MACS website and learn about the children and their illnesses.


A picture and biography of children battling chronic illnesses were published on the website. Hundreds of 'net surfers, schools, service organizations, girls/boys scouts and church groups, used the MACS website as a philanthropic project, where they could send cards, letters and small gifts to the featured children and their siblings, through postal mail to cheer them up during their difficult time.

Due to the lack of funding and staffing, Make A Child Smile has temporarily closed down at the end of 2011, after 13½ years in operation.

Make a child smile maury povich show december 2000

In the news

MACS has been featured on many TV news broadcasts, magazines and newspapers, including:

  • The Maury Povich Show
  • Redbook
  • Seventeen
  • Nick Jr.
  • Family Circle
  • References

    Make A Child Smile Wikipedia

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