Our history

A mission that began in 2000 and continues to accumulate experiences and bring smiles…

Our history

A mission that began in 2000 and continues to accumulate experiences and bring smiles…

2000 - First Smiles Project

In El Salvador, following a major earthquake, a fundraising program was conducted through soccer tournaments in Los Angeles, CA. Bags of food, medicine, and clothes were distributed; additionally, metal roofs were rebuilt for approximately 500 families.

2003 - Argentine Project

Santa Fe. Seventy percent of the city was submerged due to overflowing rivers. Ten primary schools at high risk were attended to. The beneficiaries were more than 1,000 students and their families, receiving food, school supplies, and shoes. Programs and workshops on values, self-esteem, and emotional health were also provided.

2004 – 2019

Educational Medical Projects have been executed in different parts of the world. See the list of countries in the logo.

2004 - Smiles was approved as a Non-Profit Organization in the USA.

2006 - Smiles was approved as a Non-Profit Organization in Mexico.

2008 - Smiles was approved as a Non-Profit Organization in Peru.

2004 - First Smiles Camp in Indiana, Amazon.

Over 670 children in their communities were assisted, providing them with medical assistance, food, medicine, clothing, and workshops.

2005 - The Smiles' Camp in the Amazon began to be a constant program.

Each year, more than 600 children receive medical care, food, medicine, clothing, and workshops in their communities. 150 children from Los Rios Public Schools spend a week at the Smiles Camp, where they participate in the week of their lives – the Smiles summer camp. Educational games, value, and emotional workshops; sports and outdoor activities; teamwork, support in education, motivation for their future. More than 40 volunteers from all over the world participate.

2010 - Smiles Missionary Program began in the Amazon.

An average of 2 full-time missionaries are assigned to local projects.

2011 - First Smiles Project in India.

Work in partnership with Mother Teresa Calcutta Orphanage in Agra, India.

2013 - Smiles House opens in Tijuana, Mexico.

Where more than 200 children are attended monthly in their schools. Tutorials, Talks, Sports, Food, Doctors, and Psychologists, Christmas Program, School Support. Talks for Professionals. Prevention Workshops for Adolescents.

2014 - Smiles Missionary Program begins in Thailand.

Today, we have a Missionary Family in Mae Sot. Working with refugees and public schools.

2015 - The Smiles House opens in El Salvador.

Where more than 600 children are attended daily in their schools, providing tutoring, talks, sports, food, doctors, and psychologists, Christmas programs, school support. Additionally, talks for professionals and prevention workshops for adolescents. Also, classrooms, sports courts were built, and desks were repaired and donated for these schools.

2016 - First Smiles Project in Thailand.


The victims of the earthquake in Puerto Rico were assisted. Then, the Pandemic arrived, and the ambassadors of SMILES took strength to draw smiles.

2021 - Next Trip to Campeche.

Indigenous Communities of the Maya People were visited in the South of Mexico. We attended more than 600 children and their parents. In Colombia, we celebrated Christmas with 20 Volunteers, assisting Venezuelan migrant children.

2022. Trip to Oaxaca, Campeche, Amazonas, Colombia.

We attended 100 children in a public Elementary School in San Pedro Ayutla. We visited the Rural Elementary School of Campeche and Communities. The Smiles Camp took place in Peru, with 120 children, more than 60 staff. We toured the Amazon and Napo Rivers with the Medical Brigades, Colombia.

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