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Jenna SAYS:
Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year!!
5 years ago
Brenda SAYS:
Dropping by to wish you a "H…
Dropping by to wish you a "Happy January, 2011", and to say...

I don't have a 'New Year's Resolution', only a daily one...To be a better person today, than I was yesterday. I find it a lot easier being part of a network like this, surrounded by wonderful people like you :)

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~John Quincy Adams

Lead on!
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thawdar SAYS:
Here Dec vote for you! thank…
Here Dec vote for you!
thank tons for visiting & your support.
sorry busy with my jamaica va and my first book publishing.
my lobor of love ebook (Compilation of Stories) is published at amazon kindle!
The ebook will be available next year. By supporting my work with only $3.50, you are also helping out orphans. I will send you a message when the book is available. tks
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Christine SAYS:
Dec vote for you as well. tks.
Dec vote for you as well. tks.
5 years ago
Thanks! Love you guys! You a…
Love you guys!
You are awesome!
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Amanda SAYS:
Happy Holidays! Jaime and m…
Happy Holidays!

Jaime and myself have started a new volunteerism project: MWCT Kenya 2011.
We will be going out there for a month or so volunteering.
Please check out our page, join the team and help us kick ass.
Really. We need your help.

We promise we will be doing lots of our crazy contests, movie quote madness
and general merriment on Twitter and Facebook. Please follow us and join in the fun:
@crowdrise @Amanda_Darby @JMHaughey

We also have some fundraising events coming up, one in NYC in March and one in Bristol
in May. These will include bands, contests and a silent auction. We are currently searching
for venues and prizes! If you have any suggestions please email us!

Here's my vote and thanks so much for your support.
x Amanda - DJ Darbs
5 years ago
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Lisa SAYS:
Hi What a wonderful bring sm…
Hi What a wonderful bring smiles to those in need! I work in a hospital popular and often witness how much they need those smiles!
5 years ago
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Charles SAYS:
Thanks so much for the vote.…
Thanks so much for the vote. I think your project is amazing!! Keep putting those smiles on faces!! Happy December! Regards. Dave :-)
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Sarah SAYS:
Dec vote for you! :D
Dec vote for you! :D
5 years ago
Patrick SAYS:
Thanks :)
Thanks :)
5 years ago
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CROWDRISE : Nov 16, 2010
EIN: 35-1822016
BASED: Valparaiso, IN, United States




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Smiles Unlimited is an inter-denominational clown ministry committed to excellence in clowning in nursing homes, health-care facilities, hospitals, handicap facilities, prisons and wherever the healing power of humor can best serve those in need.

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. So encouraged by the inmates' response, Berkoski founded Valparaiso, Indiana based Smiles Unlimited Universal Clown Ministry to train others in the art of spiritual clowning, while upholding to the highest standards of traditional clowning.

Sadly as fate would have it, in 2000 we lost our beloved "Ski" to a battle against prostate cancer and since then his wife, son and daughter, along with thousands of clowns around the country trained by "Ski" himself, continue his lifelong dream and wishes to make others happy, especially those who somehow lost their smile.

Yes, we do create jobs! Our Smiles Unlimited certified training course has graduated more than 5,000 clowns. Many of which have launched their own clowning ventures aside from supporting our charity with funding and as volunteers, donating their time and efforts purely as a labor of love, to help cheer up those in need, with a smile, a hug or a shoulder for comfort.

Smiles Unlimited welcomes all humans who wish to help make the world a better place through the spiritual healing power of laughter.


Smiles, Happiness & The Spirit of Giving

Smiles, Happiness & The Spir…

Amount Raised:



1% Raised of $5,000 Goal