Color Give Smile was created after we got to know some amazing seniors in assisted living. We learned that, while many seniors can be quiet, they still have a great need for comfort, laughter and friendship. These seniors may have little or no personal decor of their own in their living space. There are two things we noticed that made seniors smile: 1. Silly pictures and 2. Children. While we started off with just younger volunteers, we have expanded into all ages and have seen how talented our artists can be!
Back in 2014, we used good old Google to find another organization that sent cards to seniors. Wouldn't you know it, we found out that they were retiring! This felt like the perfect opportunity to pick up and start our own program, we have been inspired by all of you since. Thanks to a little faith and the magic of online networking, we now have cards bringing joy to seniors all over the world, and have even seen similar programs come to fruition!
It's a really beautiful thing, thanks to people like you!
To learn more about the founder and how we got started, check out one of our interviews!