Nonprofit 'Smile Moore' gives back this holiday season - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Nonprofit 'Smile Moore' gives back this holiday season

(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC) (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
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Smile Moore is a local nonprofit that was created to assist families who have lost a loved one – specifically children under the age of 18 who lost a parent.

On Wednesday morning, volunteers with the group spent time shopping – from baby dolls to action figures – so families in need this Christmas will get a little something extra underneath the tree.

Smile Moore helps with extracurricular activities, provides Christmas gifts, hosts birthday parties and even helps families send their children to summer camps.

Co-founder of the group, Christy Moore Clark, says she's experienced first-hand what a lot of these parents and children are currently going through.

"In 2010, I lost my husband, I was 36-years-old and my little boy was seven and I struggled," she said. "I promised once I got to a point where I could help other children and adults widows and widowers, I would do whatever I could to help them."

She added she just wants to see kids being kids.

If you are in need of help and would like to apply for a grant, click HERE

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