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Indy Hunger-Cooking Matters

Our program was fortunate enough to be a part of this great program.

As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America,
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use
nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals.
Founded in 1993, Cooking Matters and thousands of volunteer instructors
have helped more than 172,000 low-income families in communities
across the country learn how to eat better for less.

Cooking Matters has been featured by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Here are a few pictures of their visit to our site.

Join us for a Pacers Fit Like A Pro Event with St. Vincent Sports Performance!

The kids in the program got the chance to work with the experts from St. Vincent Sports Performance. The experts talked to the kids about proper food and diet choices as well as engaging them on how to properly train and exercise their bodies. They were joined by Boomer and members of the Indiana Pacemates.  Door prizes and give aways were given to all the attendees. So much fun!

 

#GivingTuesday

Hello Fello Supporters!

Would you like to help our organization get more in donations? Here is how you can help! The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, November 27th, is National #GivingTuesday. Our organization needs your support. You can start a fundraiser on your social media page for Why Aren’t You Smiling Inc. to get your friends and followers to donate towards our non profit. Mental Health in our country is becoming a very important conversation. Our organization supports mental health of youth ages 9-18 years of age. We help kids that deal with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, etc. learn to cope by using organic forms of therapy in addition to his or her traditional therapy sessions. If we are going to be able to serve more kids in the Indianapolis area, our monetary support has to increase.

That is where you come in. Create a fundraiser on your Facebook page, choose our organization, Why Aren’t You Smiling Inc. , and invite your friends to give on Tuesday, November 27th and donations will be matched. It’s that easy!

Thanks for your support!

 

We Need Your Help!

Since our organization Why Aren’t You Smiling Inc. began, we have been sponsoring, at holiday time, another non profit that has a great need. For the past two years we have given a party for the women and children at Wheeler Mission. This year we are happy to announce that we will be partnering with Good News Ministries Inc. Good News Ministries Inc. has several outreach programs. One of their programs is for inner city youth ages 8-18 years of age. We would like to be a blessing to them by serving dinner, playing games, doing crafts, and giving away toys and items for teens. If you would like to help put a smile on the face of these children, you can send an unwrapped toy to our location. If you would like to donate money to help with the dinner and craft items you may donate here at our website or mail a check made payable to our organization at 1001 East Palmer Street Indianapolis, IN 46203. Please put Good News in the memo area. Thank you and God Bless.

Great times in “The Big Easy”

Our teens just recently spent five days in New Orleans! Thanks to all our family, friends, and donors, the teenagers were able to tour an HBCU-Southern University at New Orleans, volunteer at a homeless shelter-The New Orleans Mission, tour the lower ninth ward, where a great amount of devastation occurred when Hurricane Katrina hit the city back in 2005, and have an overall fun visit in the city. Here are a few pictures from our trip.

 

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Indiana Idol Singing Competition

Hello Everyone!

Why Aren’t You Smiling will be holding a singing and rapping competition in the summer, August 11th, 2018. We are looking for talent in the city to compete but also help us to raise money to support the program. So if you are a believer in supporting mental health and you’re talented, WE NEED YOU! Please email us at wayswesmile@gmail.com or leave us a message here for details. Thank you and auditions will be in May.

Help us get to New Orleans!

This summer our organization will be taking the Teen Group to New Orleans for a wonderful and exciting adventure. The teens will be not only sight-seeing, but they will be volunteering with The New Orleans Mission. A non-profit that feeds over a 1,000 homeless women, men, and children per day! We wanted the teens to be able to continue with our mission of the program, helping others, while having a fun and learning experience. We will also visit the college campus of Southern University while there, tour the Ninth Ward, where most of the devastation occurred during Hurricane Katrina, The World War II Museum, Audubon Zoo, Jackson Square, St. Joseph’s Cemetery, and more! The teens are extremely excited. If you would like to help them get there, make your donation today at this website. Thank you and Keep Smiling!IMG_8767

New Year, New Goals

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Happy New Year everyone from us at W.A.Y.S.! It’s a new year and our program has new goals. We want to be able to get a better transportation system for the program-15-passenger van, more rewards, healthier meals at meetings, more helpful seminars for the kids, more guest speakers, etc.. We cannot do it without your donations. It doesn’t have to be much, just something to show the kids you care. Please contribute to this great program. Please and thank you!

 

(These were our goals last year. We are still praying for these things)