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The Purpose behind our Programs

This ministry is dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ. Our goal is to give children a chance to experience how it is more blessed, joyous, and significant to give rather than only receive.

We strive to develop compassion, gratitude, and generosity in children and educate them about the problems less-fortunate children struggle with daily.

Through children, we want to provide health, hope, and happiness for needier children at home and around the globe.

"The Lord Jesus himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than receive.'"
Acts 20:35


Carol and Charlie Hale - Directors

This mission is a family effort. Carol is the creator of the Miles of Smiles Around the World. She has been serving children for more than three decades through publications and ministry. She was editor of the children's education section of The Denver Post for five years and has written many books and curriculum for teachers and children's ministry. "I feel blessed to give children this wonderful opportunity to learn about less-fortunate children and appreciate their own fulfilled lives," Carol says.



Cole Bowden - Marketing Director

Cole is a recent graduate from the University of North Alabama with a degree in Business Marketing. He joins our team to build our social media presence and help us get the word out about the amazing Miles of Smiles' programs.



RaeChelle English - Public Relations Consultant

RaeChelle A. English is a budding integrated communication professional. She is currently pursing her BBA in Marketing and BA in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.



Danaye Shiplett - Web Developer

Danaye Shiplett is the creative graphics genius behind our printed materials and internet site. We are grateful that she is sharing her artistic talents and web design experience with us.

Danaye owns her own multimedia design business (www.inkberry.net) and has several years of experience in multimedia design and development. She also is an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator. To view more information about her illustration work, please visit danaye.com!



Michele Hudson - PR Consultant

Michele G. Hudson of Orlando, Florida, serves as a publicity consultant and editor. Michele has a passion to support and champion those making a difference. She uses her journalism skills to share the success stories of charitable organizations, businesses, artists, musicians, authors, speakers and more. Michele and her husband have a son.



Nadya Scott - Communications Intern

Nadya Scott is a rising communication professional. She is currently pursuing her BA in English: Professional Writing along with a minor in Public Relations from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. She joins Miles of Smiles to help raise awareness of our new Reading Fundraiser program.



Ayanna Albertson - Public Relations Intern

Ayanna Albertson is a senior at Oakwood University majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in public relations. I was drawn to Miles of Smiles because of its mission and works. Ive always found myself interested in helping others and learning about international poverty. Therefore, I am excited to help launch such a great initiative like the Reading Fundraiser.




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