About Smiles

When I was 11 years old, I was devastated by the disturbing news all over TV about wars in the region (Middle East) and innocent children getting killed or becoming homeless. I felt guilty for not using the resources I was given to aid the refugee community.

I continously questioned: is it fair for those kids to live such a horrible life for no mistake of their own? Shouldn’t they be going to school and playing?

After, I decided to do something to contribute to putting an end to that tragedy. My parents, neighbors, and community were very supportive. We collected clothes and toys to put a smile on a child’s face.
We did not stop there. Beyond material help, we held training workshops: drawing, painting, reading, math, music, yoga, chess, and others.

Let us hear about your stories.  We all could help each in our own way.


Tamara Yaghi is an entrepreneur who enjoys helping the less fortunate. In 2016, at age 11, Tamara started her own non-profit organization, Smiles Foundation, in order to support refugees and marginalized communities. Since then, she has been involved in several philanthropic initiatives as both an active and leading member.

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We shall not stop until every child is given a chance to enjoy their childhood.

Let’s join hands to put a smile on a child’s face today.


A little for you could be a lot for others.

Across the Globe, We Are United in Our Dedication to Children’s BASIC Rights

Who We Are

An independent philanthropic organization created by kids for kids.

We give a little of the extras we may have.  Our aim is put smiles on kids faces by sharing the love.  We give out school supplies, clothes, toys, and whatever we no longer want to keep in our closets or rooms.

We are based in the Middle East, yet are global citizens and wish to reach children in every country.  This is our dream .