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MAKE 'm SMILE at Lake Eola Park is the biggest party celebrating kids and adults with special needs

Make 'm Smile is the ultimate celebration for kids with special needs!  Enjoy the Buddy Stroll, entertainment, prizes, and exhibitors supporting the special needs community at Lake Eola

MAKE 'm SMILE at Lake Eola Park is the biggest party celebrating kids and adults with special needs

Join the biggest party celebrating kids with special needs in the United States! Nathaniel’s Hope Make ‘m Smile takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 8 am - 1.30 pm at downtown Orlando's Lake Eola Park.

Make ‘m Smile is an annual community festival dedicated to lovin’ on VIP Kids (kids with all types of special needs/disabilities) and their families.

The entire Orlando community is invited to stroll around the park while enjoying family entertainment, games, characters, petting zoos, food, helpful resources from the community, a friendship stroll, and tons of smiles.

This event is completely free to attend.

For more information, check out Nathaniel's Hope website.

Nathaniel’s Hope is dedicated to celebrating kids with special needs ( VIPs) as well as educating and equipping communities and churches to provide programs and assistance for VIP families.

Nathaniel’s Hope was founded in 2002 after four-year-old Nathaniel Timothy Kuck relocated to Heaven. Through their personal experience with their son Nathaniel, co-founders Tim and Marie Kuck saw first-hand how demanding it can be to raise a child with special needs. It was through Nathaniel’s life that they were introduced into the world of disability, and once he passed away, they realized it was a world they couldn’t leave — a world God had brought them into. As a result, Nathaniel’s Hope was born.

Today, Nathaniel’s Hope is thriving, growing, and dedicated to providing Hope and practical assistance to kids with special needs (VIP Kids) and their families. VIP kids are those with any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile. 

Nathaniel’s Hope brings joy and celebrates VIP kids and families with special events throughout the year, trains and equips churches and communities to provide respite care programs and assistance to these families, and has big plans for the future!  

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