SMILES UNLIMITED UNIVERSAL CLOWN MINISTRY INC via Crowdrise
November 29, 2010
BENEFITING: SMILES UNLIMITED UNIVERSAL CLOWN MINISTRY INC
We recently found out about Crowdrise and we heard all about how people on here love to clown around, so we rushed to get here to see it for ourselves and maybe help serve as back-up in case we're ever needed. ;D
WOW we're already super mesmerized by the invisible stapler that's being passed around and tickled to pieces by that lovely picture of a napkin...absolute genius! And that baby Quintas picture...oh my, we just can't wait to have everyone send it to all their loved ones to help spread some Christmas cheer! :)
Anyways, a little bit about our Charity....
Smiles Unlimited was founded by the late Donald "Ski" Berkoski, who in 1982 became a clown as an unorthodox way to communicate with prisoners. He then transformed into a "tramp clown," a down-on-his-luck character who looks like he's been riding the rails or working in coal mines.
"Ski" was a traveling salesman when he discovered his special talent of touching others with the healing power of laughter, and at one point in his career he decided to put his downtime during his travels to good use by bringing a little cheer and comfort to those in need. Before long he found many like-minded souls who felt inspired by his mission and wished to do the same thing. He then designed a program to teach the art of clowning and little by little he trained and certified more than 5000 additional clowns all over the country to help support his mission.
Although Ski is no longer with us due losing his battle against prostate cancer, those of us left behind are determined to carry on, keeping his dream alive and continue to bring happiness wherever it's needed.
We would be most grateful if you could help us either by spreading the word or by making a donation to help us pay for supplies and keeping our training program going.
We wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
Thanks a million!.
The Unlimited Smiles team :)