About Stichting Strides For Smiles

We are collaborating! Ronald McDonald House Charities Curaçao Foundation, Children’s Museum Curaçao, and Prinses Wilhelmina Fonds Curaçao are joining forces to make an even bigger impact in our community. Three organizations dedicated to the well-being of children and their families in Curaçao. We believe that together, we can do so much more than we could alone. It was time to join hands, combining our resources, expertise, and passion to make a bigger difference.

Together, we have established Stichting Strides for Smiles to achieve our common goals to bring joy, support, and opportunity to those who need it most. Let’s work together, inspire each other, and build a brighter future for all.

Our Vision

Our shared vision is to create a profound impact on the lives of our young heroes through collaborative fundraising. We create and support programs that unite families with professional assistance, ensuring quality medical care, enriching learning, and fostering accessibility for all in need.

Our Mission

Stichting Strides for Smiles promotes long-term partnerships among our child focused foundations, fostering mutual support and a bigger collective impact. Together, we can achieve greater results and secure the future of our organizations.

LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP FOR A BIGGER IMPACT

Enhancing Children’s Wellbeing:
All three organizations share the goal of improving the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of children and their families in their respective missions.

Access to Quality Services:
We are committed to ensuring that children and families have access to high-quality services, whether it’s medical care, educational experiences, or professional support.

Accessibility:

All three organizations are dedicated to removing barriers, be they financial, logistical, social, or physical, that hinder families from accessing essential services.

Supporting Families:

The organizations emphasize the importance of supporting families, either through emotional support during medical and health challenges for patients and their loved ones, supporting families interactions through interactive learning experiences. Or for families that just need a break.

Community Involvement:

Each organization seeks to actively involve the community in achieving their mission, whether through volunteer opportunities, educational programs, or promoting collective wellbeing

STRIDES FOR SMILES 

Introducing our first collaborative fundraising event: Strides for Smiles powered by MCB! We've carefully crafted an event that meets specific criteria to ensure it's an unforgettable experience for all: 

Event Name: Strides for Smiles powered by MCB 
Date: An annual recurring event held on the first Sunday of June 
Activity: A 5k walk designed for the entire family to participate in and enjoy
Highlights:  Experience stations along the walk route, offering different activities for participants  Abundant musical entertainment to keep spirits high throughout the event

Inclusivity:  The event is inclusive of all ages and abilities, ensuring everyone can join in the fun

Location: Starting point is at Sambil Shopping Mall at 6:30am 

Atmosphere:  It’s a day filled with smiles, laughter, and good vibes for the whole family, promoting health and wellbeing in a lively atmosphere 

Goal: 

Strides for Smiles aims to become our signature event for many years to come, bringing the community together for a fun and meaningful cause; 

For the 2024 edition, our goal is to have 3,000 participants, with a special emphasis on accessibility by allowing 1,000 deserving children and families to participate for free; 

Raising money for the three organizations. 

Strides for Smiles is not just an event; it’s a celebration of unity, health, and happiness. Join us as we stride towards a brighter future, one smile at a time!

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