Share My Smile is a family friendly name that holds a very powerful meaning.
One can conduct a multitude of research, but even one simple search engine question multiplies the responses that all validate that people do put on masks to pretend that things are 'okay'. This mask is not a deception, but rather a shield. People are taught this behavior through a series of events in their life. These individuals have a mask of protection, one that keeps anyone new from knowing how they really feel. One that says, "I am fine."
Share My Smile is the smile underneath the mask, the one that is sometimes or often buried underneath a large pile of "I am fine.", only to be uncovered when the individual feels safe enough to remove their mask. We, as an organization, want to take the time to build that trust with the parents and children we serve to allow them to openly and freely share their true, honest, and happy smile with others and enjoy what our programs and our community has to offer.