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SM.I.L.E London & Essex

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S.M.I.L.E stands for SUPPORT, MOTIVATE, INVEST, LEAD and Evolve.

We are keen believers that support should come from the community and community led projects. This is how S.M.I.L.E was started, it has now grown from a one woman project run from the lounge of a 1 bedroom flat, into a registered charity with multiple distribution sites across London and Essex.

We support 22 family hostels throughout the 2 counties with targeted appeals as well as general clothing and toiletries. With thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund we have been able to invest in our Welcome Home project where we provide essential household items to improve the transition when clients move from Hostel to Home.

As well as hostels, we work with multiple referee agencies such as Social Services, Peabody, Refugee Council, Hestia, RAMFEL and many others. With our cross-referring policy, we are able to provide a wraparound service for our clients who are in need.

Our clothing bank is open throughout the year for any registered clients to come in and choose free clothing for themselves and their family. On top of this we run targeted campaigns to support struggling families during expensive times of the year.

Targeted Appeals

  • Christmas Presents

  • School Uniform

  • Prom Outfits

  • Easter Eggs

More information on these appeals can be found on our Appeal section.

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