Spark a Smile Blog

Welcome to the Spark a Smile blog! Check here for projects we’ve created, inspirational ideas, and stories about our mission to spark smiles in our community!

Military Thank You – Part 2

Remember these cards we made back in May to help Stephen say “Thank You” to all the active military service members worldwide? With help from the Boys and Girls’ Club (thanks to Mrs. Jeanine L for getting them involved!), and visitors at the Community Health and Safety Fair, we filled out 145 …

Military Thank You Cards

A few months ago, we received a HUGE donation from our friendly neighbor, Jan Skelley! She was cleaning out her closets and brought over this enormous box of paper-crafting supplies! We are SO grateful for this generous donation. Miss Marlene and I sorted paper for four hours, and came out …

April’s Regularly-Scheduled Spark a Smile

This month we worked on cards for the CG Alliance next door. They have many local businesses, charities, and organizations as members of their coalition. The Alliance wants to send cards to their members whenever the member appears in the newspaper, so we made “Congratulations, Saw You In The News!” …

April’s On-The-Road Spark a Smile

This month we were invited to Hospice Compassus’ Casa Grande office to have a spring-themed crafting get-together! We used their bright, welcoming, and spacious conference room to spread out our supplies, and they even provided snacks! Our original goal was to make about 40 cards for the Hospice patients, but …

Hospice Compassus Magazine

Thanks to one of our sweet patients, Monica White, Spark a Smile was featured in the Hospice Compassus magazine, Everyday Compassion!!! This magazine goes nationwide to caregivers and others involved with the hospice-care providers. What an honor it is to be recognized, and even more of an honor to know …

February Spark a Smile

Our February Spark a Smile was hosted at the Home of Hope, a faith-based rehabilitation center for  women with drug and alcohol addictions. They were so gracious and welcoming… they even served us dinner! We had a great turn-out, with four brand-new faces!  Marlene brought pre-cut/pre-embossed pieces to create these …

2011 Updates

January just flew by! We had so much fun at our January Spark a Smile party, as we were joined by SEVEN new faces!! Five of them were sweet ladies who are visiting Casa Grande for the winter. We were so glad to have them share their creative ideas. Our …

Happy New Year!!

Hope you all had a great holiday season, and that 2011 is promising great new things! We received some great new things just before Christmas, from sweet Debbie L (with Zonta International). She stopped by with some goodies for the Spark a Smile supply closet! Like embossing powders, glitter, and …

Holiday Cards for Heroes

Just after we decided to participate in the Red Cross’ Holiday Cards for Heroes project, Jeanine, whose son attends Legacy charter school here in Casa Grande, made a special request for 90 Christmas cards that the school kids could write on to send to soldiers. Jeanine had made a few …

Award and Art in the Alley

Little late on this, but in November, Yang & Horsley Dentistry was honored at the Casa Grande City Council meeting for valuable contributions (i.e., Spark a Smile!) during Casa Grande Cares month!! Many thanks to Mayor Bob Jackson, and Caren Rausis, who organizes CG Cares every month. On December 7th, …