About Share A Smile

Share a Smile is a non-profit organization founded with the intent to help people in need.

Founders of non profit Share A Smile Foundation, Vidhi Jain and Ved Jain , students of Toms River High School North, spend their president's day long weekend volunteering for medical camps in the Dominican Republic, accompanied by their friend Arjun Sobti.

SHARE A SMILE was founded by Vidhi Jain & Ved Jain about 4 years ago with the mission to spread more smiles around the world by helping the poor, unfortunate people who lack the basic rights of vision and medical care. They organize fund raisers and the funds generated are used for camps organized in the developing parts of the world. Share A Smile has previously done 4 such camps in India.

Lions club of New Jersey along with multiple Lions clubs of Dominican Republic have come together with Share A Smile for these camps through a lot of collaboration and planning, sharing the common goals of providing vision and Diabetes awareness.

After almost 6 months of planning three camps were organised in three different rural areas of Dominican Republic over Feb 16th- Feb 18th 2018. A total of over 650 people of all ages were seen for their vision checks and diabetes checks. A high level of vision difficulties were seen in the entire population and over 400 eyeglasses were distributed free of cost. These eyeglasses were donated by the Lions clubs of NJ through their recycling center .

It was founded by Vidhi and Ved Jain in 2014, while they were in 8th and 6th grade, respectively.

Meet the team

When asked about their experience Vidhi said, "There were young kids who had significant difficulties in reading in their classrooms. When they were given proper eyeglasses, they jumped in joy saying -wow, I can read now. There were elderly who kept on getting unsteady and falling due to poor vision. They left with such bright smiles because of good vision and proper eyeglasses. Ved said, " This was such an humbling experience, we are so lucky here in the USA, I am glad I could help a few kids and people".

 
Elena Taylor

Vidhi Jain

Founder

She were in 8th Grade

Marcus Doe

Ved Jain

Founder

He ware in 6th grade

 

Events of Share a smile USA

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Vision and Diabetes Camp

Nandoli, Gujarat, India
December 30th, 2015

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Vision and Diabetes Camp

Kalol, Gujarat, India
November 8th, 2016

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Vision and Diabetes Camp

Club del Seybo, Dominican Republic
February 16th, 2018

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Vision and Diabetes Camp

Club de Consuelo, Dominican Republic
February 17th, 2018