Sharing hope with children in medical crisis.

This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail.

-Lamentations 3:20-21

Our Mission

The Just Keep Smiling Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to assist families with critically ill children. We strive to do so by providing financial aid for immediate needs, offering emotional support based on personal knowledge of a child’s serious illness or death, and sharing spiritual insight that conveys the solace, grace and strength found in God.

What we do

No one knows when tragedy will strike. Challenges, pain, and suffering do not discriminate. Sometimes you can see it coming. Other times it arrives unannounced, and as much as you think you are prepared, there is always a burden someone else can lift. As trite as it sounds, we understand. We’ve been there ourselves. So we established the Just Keep Smiling Foundation to focus our energies on relieving some of the financial burdens for families with critically ill children and on offering emotional and spiritual comfort.

Our assistance comes in the form of financial aid for often-overlooked immediate needs. As it happens, we also offer more—like emotional support rooted in first-hand experience and spiritual insight that conveys peace, comfort, and strength found in God.

Testimonials

  • Thank you for your help during my son’s illness. Just know I could not have been by his side without your financial support. I loved him with every fiber of my being and now it is time to give back. I will do anything I can to help your organization.

    -Amanda
  • How can I ever thank you for helping my family in our time of need? I am humbled by the love of Christ that so many people showed us during my son’s hospital stay. What a little miracle we have and I will spend my days telling him how amazing our God is. Again thank you.

    -Jace and Kendall
  • Thank you so much for helping our family my making our mortgage payments while our sweet son was in the hospital. It helped more than you will ever know and we are truly grateful. You guys helped us during the toughest time of our lives. After such a long battle, our sweet baby went to be with Jesus in December. Our hearts are broken, and we miss him more than anything. We are at peace knowing that he is in the arms of Jesus. Thank you again for your generosity.

    - The Family of one of our Angels
  • We want to thank you for being go eager to help our family during our son’s illness. We had thought we could handle everything, but when he had his set back we knew we needed to contact you. We never expected you to do as much as you did. Making both our car notes really took pressure off of us.

    - Chad and Kyla
  • I never thought I would be speechless, but I am. There is so much I want to say. To say thank you – I can’t find how to put it in words. How do you say thank you to someone whose prayers, love and compassion gave you hope, no matter how many doors were shut.

    - A grateful Mom
  • Thank you so much for the support you gave us to continue to help us through our Journey. It meant so much to Jacob to have his Dad here with us, and not having to worry about getting back to work right away. Your support, through “Just Keep Smiling” is an awesome thing. You have lessened a burden for us and we thank you deeply from our hearts.

    - Jacobs Parents

How we do it

Just Keep Smiling is funded and run by DONATIONS, SPONSORSHIPS, and VOLUNTEERS like you. We have been blessed with an exceptional group of sponsors that are second to none. We can’t begin to express how grateful we are to have them all on our TEAM! We work together to make a lasting impact on families of children dealing with terminal illness. If you or your company would like to make a difference in someone’s life, send us a message.

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Other Ways to
Get Involved

You can also support us while you shop online!

Click on the banner, then login or create a new account. Be sure to select “Just Keep Smiling” as your charity of choice during your checkout on ALL AMAZON purchases.

  1. Download Planet Fundraiser through the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.Signup  by registering your Name, Email, and Password!
  2. Select ‘Just Keep Smiling’.
  3. Shop at participating merchants shown in the list and map views.
  4. Save your receipt and take a picture of it using our app.
  5. Fill in the total amount, the location, the receipt number(optional), and any additional notes (optional).

PLANET FUNDRAISER is a great way to support ‘Just Keep Smiling’ while just living life as normal!

Planet Fundraiser works with local merchants to make your everyday purchases go toward a good cause. This is a free mobile app that provides users with real-time, ‘giving promotions’ from local businesses around town. This is like a merchant hosting a ‘Spirit Night’ every time you patronize their business at your convenience!

To use Planet Fundraiser simply open the app, find a merchant you enjoy, make a transaction at the business, take a picture of your receipt within 7 days, and tap ‘Submit Receipt’. A portion of your receipt will be donated to ‘Just Keep Smiling’.

Events we have

We hold 4 events per year to help in the mission of helping families in need.  These events serve as fundraisers and opportunities to sponsor and volunteer for the community.

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