Secrete Smiles


Secret Smiles Board Members: Naomi Pasquinilli, Molly Treese, Cindi Parker, Tracy Janess, Barbara O’Brien and Kelly Uhl.

Our story…

December 1998 – Harlem schoolteacher, Meredith Hassett, becomes concerned for a student and his family who have recently relocated from a shelter. A private donation provides furniture and household necessities.

1999 – With the help of her friends, Kristy Ryan and Louise Smith, Meredith forms Secret Smiles Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. Fundraising efforts begin and 18 families in the New York area are helped.

2000 – Secret Smile, Inc. helps 22 families in the New York area.

September 11, 2001 – Kristy Ryan, V.P. of Secret Smiles Inc., and V.P. of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, dies in the World Trade Center attack.

January 2001 – Secret Smiles of Dayton is created to continue the memory of Kristy, a 1993 graduate of the University of Dayton, and sister of Tracy Janess of Dayton, Ohio. We begin helping families in our community.

2002 – With donations raised from local Dayton organizations and fundraisers, and a partnership with the Junior League of Dayton, Secret Smiles of Dayton donates 70 cribs to a local organization that helps at risk mothers between the ages of 14 and 21.

2003 – With tremendous support and guidance from Secret Smiles, Inc. of New York, Secret Smiles of Dayton becomes a 501(c)(3) corporation serving the Dayton, Ohio area.

Today – We have currently provided more than 6,500 beds, cribs and bedding to Dayton area families – bringing smiles to the faces of many. Fundraising efforts continue.



How Can You Be a Part of Secret Smiles?

Your gift will help us continue our work toward improving the quality of life for needy families in the Dayton community by providing basic family necessities. Donations can be made on-line or by sending a check payable to Secret Smiles of Dayton, Inc. and mailing it to:

Secret Smiles of Dayton, Inc.
P.O. Box 291903
Dayton, Ohio 45429-0903

Help us make a delivery and experience firsthand how Secret Smiles helps needy families in our community.

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© Secret Smiles of Dayton, Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable
Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
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