SmileDial is a registered charity that supports with families who have a child with an ongoing medical condition and/or disability. SmileDial understand that having a child with special needs can be stressful on all family members and we put Smiles on the Dials of mums, dads and siblings (rather than focusing on the family member with special needs). SmileDial also provides a community where parents can ask for advice, share good times and bad and know that they are not alone and others understand the challenges they are facing.
SmileDial adjusts the support it provides to meet the needs of individual families as each family needs different types of support. SmileDials goal is to put smiles on the dials of the families we support, this may be through financial assistance, purchasing items the family require (car battery, gate alarms, new vehicle, specialised medical equipment, firewood etc). All registered SmileDial families can request support from SmileDial at any time for anything and whenever possible we will help them or provide them the contact details of other agencies that SmileDial partners with.
SmileDial events, promotions and giveaways are often targeted directly at families that have a child with special needs (all families are welcome at a number of SmileDial events). To be eligible to apply for assistance or enter promotions you need to have a child with a disability or ongoing medical condition and be registered with SmileDial. To register you need to send all your contact details and a brief outline of your child’s special need to SmileDial. All registration details are held in the strictest confidence and are not shared with any other agencies.
"I created SmileDial to help families who are facing a myriad of struggles as their children face their own journeys."
Hi my name is Kelly Boy and I am the founder and CEO of SmileDial, a charity created to put Smiles On The Dials Of Special Kids And Their Families.
I am the father to two beautiful children, one of whom has a brain injury affecting the left side of her body. My daughter has led me and my family on a journey that has been very very difficult yet at times very rewarding. As I am the father to a child with a lifelong disability I know how difficult this can be, I created SmileDial in the hope I can make this journey a little easier for families like mine.
I created SmileDial to help families who are facing a myriad of struggles as their children face their own journeys with a disability and/or on going medical condition. I understand that the ripple affect of having a child with special needs flows through the entire family unit, mums, dads and other siblings. SmileDial has helped families smile through weekend escapes for families, weekend escapes for dads, champagne breakfasts for mums, movies days for teenaged siblings of special children, support person flights to Starship Hospital, financial assistance, grocery vouchers, and so much more.
SmileDial has also worked with a number of health providers in and around Christchurch to provide brighter areas for children, families and staff. Including a large mural installation in Christchurch hospitals Child Cancer Ward, Artwork for the new Paediatric building, DVD player and children’s DVDs for the children’s waiting area in the eye department, toys for children’s waiting areas and much more.Please take the time to look at the projects SmileDial has completed thus far and how we have helped some very special kids and of course their very special families.
Putting a Smile on one Dial puts a smile on many.
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