Below is a story written by fellow entrepreneur, Emily.
Emily started her business after her brother Jude suffered a stroke in utero. She spent hours in hospitals and epilepsy units supporting her brother. She found that hospitals were a sad, and boring places. While she was there she looked around and saw so many siblings of patients. Therefore she decided to create Emily’s Smile Boxes. They are brightly colored boxes filled with all kinds of goodies to distract from the mundane atmosphere of the hospital. The difference in Emily’s charity is that she asks the hospitals to not only give the boxes to the patients, but the patients siblings as well.
Right now she drops off about 50 boxes per hospital, but she hopes to increase that number to a 100. She also wants to ship the boxes around the nation, or create chapters in other states. You can visit her site at www.emilyssmileboxes.com