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What did you like best about your Miles of Smiles party?

Look yourself up by state!

Linnea, 12, Colorado

"I liked the purpose and the theme. I liked being in the center the whole time."

Garrett, 10, Alabama

"I liked the games. We had fun with following the yarn and playing with the globe ball in my yard."

Lily, 8, Illinois

"For my Girl Scout troop, we played games from around the world which counted toward badges. We love the idea of helping kids with our cookie sales money."

Emma, 9, Colorado

"I loved my party a lot. We bought a wheelchair, a water filter, shoes, and more. It was the perfect way to celebrate my First Communion."

Hans, 18, Alabama

"I was blessed to get a lot of money for graduation from my friends and family, so I decided to use some of that money to help others. It made my day to donate to my favorite ministries."

Sam Johnson, 12, Alabama

"Having a Miles of Smiles party made this more than just another birthday. My friend thought it was cool and they enjoyed it too!"

Kamryn, 9, Illinois

"I love helping other kids!"

Jesse, 11, California

"I gave a Miles of Smiles Christmas party. It made Christmas seem really like Christmas to play all the fun games and share with poor children."

Eric and Joy, , Oregon

"We got a Mini Miles gift certificate for Christmas. We loved going through the catalog and choosing gifts for children who have so little. We have everything we need so we felt blessed to bless others on Christmas."

Faith, 6, Alabama

"I liked the party. It was fun! I liked helping other people also."

Evelyn, 8, Illinois

"I thought it was a cool and different way to celebrate my First Communion. It made me feel happy to help other kids."

Kid POWER! Look what else kids across the USA are doing.

In Maryland, 10-year-old MaryMargaret O’Neill started a website highlighting amazing kid-givers. Find dozens of heroic stories at: www.KidsAreHeroes.org

In California, an 8-year-old girl collects money in her lunch box for abused children. She’s raised $2,000.

In Colorado, students bring in quarters to help feed needy children a nutritious breakfast. They’ve raised thousands of dollars in the past 11 years through Quarters for Kids.

In Oregon, Taylor Graham, 9, raised $19,000 for a food pantry.

In Illinois, 10-year-old Tanner published his own book, raising $3,000 for the Make-a-Wish-Foundation.

In Arizona, Alyssa Goya, 12, of Arizona raised $20,000 in four years also for Make-a-Wish.

In New Jersey, an 11-year-old New Jersey boy, Nicholas Giordano, gave performances on his guitar and raised $6,000 for a musical therapy program.

In California, fifth-grader Martie Binkow collected $2,000 for cancer victims.

In Alabama, three preteen girls rented a hall, held a party, and raised thousands of dollars for children suffering with cancer.

In Florida, an 11-year-old boy named Henry Miller raised $7,000 for UNICEF.

In Kentucky, 10-year-old Michala Riggle raised $200,000 for autism research for her brother who is autistic. She made and sold bracelets.

Children in 5 states collect more than $750,000 million in one year through Common Cents’ Penny Harvest. They used the money to fund disaster relief agencies, AIDS assistance centers, help children with autism, Down’s syndrome, literacy projects, shelters for abused women and children and much more.

Kids, what have you done since your Miles of Smiles birthday party? Email us here!

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