The Smiles Foundation
The Smiles Foundation is a Christian Charity working in Romania with disadvantaged Children, Families, Minority groups, the Homeless, Disabled, Abused and the Elderly.
In 1990 - just months after the fall of Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, the Smiles Foundation's founders - Kevin Hoy and Nia Jones visited State orphanages, Hospitals and Schools of several major cities in Romania. Of the thousands of children seen, one common, shocking observation is remembered - a total lack of Smiles.
We set about changing that and in 1997, established a Charitable Work to oversee the essential activities of Love, Care, Provision and Encouragement.
The Smiles Foundation seeks to relieve poverty, promote education and provide hope and opportunity for many of the most vulnerable in society through a variety of projects which include Evangelistic Outreach, Food Distribution, Medical and Social support, Education, Care for the young, elderly, families and disabled, as well as Housing for the homeless.