Make a Child’s Day Brighter

It only takes $15 to bring a smile to a child’s face by
providing them with a comforting gift at a time of distress.

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About Us

The purpose of the There’s That Smile Foundation is to equip police cars with toy and book bundles so that responding officers may give them to children who are witnesses or victims of domestic violence or any other instance where police are involved. Our hope is that it will bring the officers and children together and will bring the children comfort and a smile during a time of distress.

IMG_1126We are exclusively using the books and stuffed animals from the Kohl’s Cares line of Kohl’s department stores. A major reason for this is that 100% of the net profit from the sales of these items are donated to support children’s initiatives in communities nationwide. Because of this, by donating to the There’s That Smile Foundation, you are ultimately benefiting two charities. These items are also easily accessible, located by the checkout lanes in stores as well as via the “Community” tab at Kohls.com. And finally, many of these children have never had a new toy or book and we would love to be able to offer that to them.

IMG_1125The current cost per bundle is $15.00 and covers one child. Each bundle includes one stuffed animal and one book wrapped in a blue ribbon to symbolize the Thin Blue Line with a heart tag that says There’s That Smile. These bundles are matching pairs, which allows each child to read the book while holding the character in their arms.

Upcoming Events

Visit us in person to learn more about There’s That Smile
and see how your contributions are providing a
positive impact on the community.

Schedule of Events

Thanks to everyone for making our past events so successful! Check back soon to find out what’s coming next!

 

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Your generous contribution helps to boost the spirits
of children in your community.

How You Can Help

Your donation helps to provide an officer with a gift to brighten a child’s day and we are honored to accept any amount that you would like to contribute. Monetary donations can securely be made via PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button below.


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Additionally, checks can be mailed to:

There’s That Smile Foundation
1121 Woodland Beach
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Receipts will be issued upon request.

If you would prefer to donate a toy and book bundle that you’ve purchased yourself, there is a collection site available at the location below. Be sure to check out our upcoming events for additional pop-up collection sites!

Sherwin-Williams
357 W Dickman Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037

or

Cereal City NAPA Auto Parts
320 W Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49037

We are now accepting pre-orders for “There’s That Smile” t-shirts!

These navy blue t-shirts are available for a limited time in sizes Small to XXL for a cost of $18.00 and 3XL-4XL for $21.00. T-shirts will be available for pickup on October 21st at Kellogg Community College during the 2017 Walk a Mile event hosted by S.A.F.E Place. In a growing effort to support our local community, the There’s That Smile Foundation will be donating $2.00 from each t-shirt pre-sale to S.A.F.E. Place while the remainder will allow us to purchase additional toy and book bundles.

To place your order, simply click the donate button below to securely checkout through PayPal. Be sure to enter your donation in multiples of $18.00, depending on the number of shirts you would like to order, and enter your name and size information under “Add Special Instructions to the Seller”.

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 The There’s That Smile Foundation is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.

Board of Directors

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Beth Thayer
President & Founder

I am an Interior Decorator for the Sherwin-Williams Company and a proud LEO wife, sister, and daughter. My husband is a corporal for BCPD and I’m a lucky mama to two beautiful boys. My passion for this foundation and what it means to me runs from deep within me. I created this foundation with the hopes to make children’s and officer’s days better and to make them smile. I’m wanting to make a positive impact in our community with this program and I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who support it.

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Danielle Engelhardt
Secretary & Treasurer

I am a graphic designer and owner of a luxury event stationary company. Both my husband and my brother are officers for local police departments and I have two beautifully rambunctious boys of my own. I’m honored to be a part of this foundation and to have the opportunity to help bring communities together by brightening the days of children and officers, alike.

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Stephanie Estree
Director

I am an 18 year police veteran and have been a detective for the past 6 years. I am currently assigned to the Fusion Center and not only handle criminal cases but handle community relations for the department. I have three children of my own and am very passionate about helping those who cannot help themselves.

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Jana (Lawson) Wallace
Director 

I am the proud mom of two wonderful boys and I’m a board member for the There’s That Smile Foundation. This non-profit is special to me for many reasons. I’ve always felt that children are our future, which is why I have worked in one of our community’s birth centers for over 15 years. I’m hoping with this foundation, we as a community can make a bigger impact on these children’s lives.

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Dyan Woolman
Director

I’m a RN at Bronson Battle Creek and work in the post anesthesia care unit. I’m also a LEO wife, as my husband is a detective for BCPD, and a proud mama to a beautiful four year old daughter. I love this foundation because it symbolizes the compassion our officers show for the children in our community and their willingness to make sure a child feels safe and secure.

Sponsors

The There’s That Smile Foundation is proud to be sponsored by the following businesses and organizations.

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