Dear friends,

After 13 years in operation (1998-2011), the Make A Child Smile Organization has temporarily closed down, due to lack of funding and staffing.

MACS was a wonderful and loving project as it helped cheer hundreds of chronically-ill children while bringing awareness of many childhood illnesses. Thank you to the thousands of supporters we had during those 13 years, you will never be forgotten and will live in my heart and the heart of those kids & families that you helped smile during their worst days. Thank you also for remembering the sweet angels we lost and are now looking down on us from Heaven.

If this is your first time here, check the Media info below so you can better understand what MACS was all about: (Click on links when available)

-- Online Website: Make A Child Smile on Wikipedia
-- Video News Report: KOLO-ABC Channel 8 - Reno, NV (link coming soon) - September, 1998
-- Video News Report: KRNV-NBC Channel 4 - Reno, NV (link coming soon) - September, 1998
-- Video News Report: KTVN-CBS Channel 2 - Reno, NV (link coming soon) - September, 1998
-- Radio: Jim Prewitt's "Catfish for Breakfast Radio Show" - Dallas, TX - gave MACS a live monthly spot on his morning show so we could introduce our "Featured Kids of the Month" and ask listeners to visit the website and send cards to the kids - Throughout 1999
-- Video Talk Show: The Maury Povich Show - "Wishes and Dreams"- NBC - December 22nd, 2000
-- Video News Report: KXTV-ABC Channel 10 - Sacramento, CA - April, 2001
-- Magazine: Redbook Magazine - May, 2001
-- Award: Recipient of the "Hearts of Gold Award" presented by Princess Cruise Lines - October, 2001
-- News Report: WPTV-NBC Channel 5 - West Palm Beach, FL (link coming soon) - March, 2002
-- Magazine: Seventeen Magazine - February, 2006
-- Magazine: Nick Jr. Magazine - November, 2006
-- Magazine: FamilyCircle Magazine - October, 2006
-- Book: Skeeter Bug Loves Sarah - A book about a kitten who began writing to a little girl named Sarah, after he read about her on Make A Child Smile! - March, 2007
-- Video: HotNewz.TV: Justify Your Existence - June, 2008
-- Video: The University of Southern Mississippi Student Project - February, 2009
-- Online Social Media: Buick Driving Good "40 Ways to improve the world in under 40 minutes" Campaign - October, 2010

And last, if you like to cross stitch, please volunteer your time to make quilts for children who are going through life long or life threatening illnesses. Visit Love Quilts USA (formerly Love Quilts volunteers worked alongside MACS for almost all of our existence, providing a quilt to each and every child we featured on our website. They continue to make quilts today to other sick children.

Thank you... and may you all have a blessed life,

Alexandra Bakker
Founder & President
Make A Child Smile (MACS)

== NOTE == The "Make A Child Smile Organization" was a US based non-profit, incorporated in the State of Nevada with only one office in Florida, which had no affiliation whatsoever which other Organizations with similar or same name, operating in other US states or countries.
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