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Smiles for Students

Letters, packages, and more shipped to college students around the world.

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To encourage college students around the world with hand-written letters, care packages, emails, and finances.

For students to start, finish, and graduate college successfully.

Last Year

71 students


58 students


64 students


37 students


23 students


24 students

We have encouraged students at the following schools: Alabama A & M

Arizona State University

Cal State Channel Island

Cal State University Maritime Academy

Cal State University Monterey Bay

Chapman University

Clark Atlanta University

Coe College

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)

Grambling State University

Grand Canyon University

Hampton University

Howard University

Jackson State University

Langston University

Liberty University

Loma Linda University

Mayville University


Mississippi State University


Morgan State University

Morris Brown

New York University

North Carolina A & T State University

Northern Arizona University

Pepperdine University

San Diego State University

San Jose State University

Shaw University

Southern University


Tuskegee University

University of Colorado

University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Houston

University of North Carolina

University of Virginia

Vanguard University

Western State Colorado University

Winston Salem State University


Our Story

Smiles For Students Inc. is a non-profit 501c(3) organization started in 2014 by a mom who had two daughters away in college over two thousand miles away.

She experienced firsthand the need for encouragement in the lives of her daughters and their peers. In 2015 and 2017 her daughters successfully graduated from college

but her mission to help and encourage students all across the world is still being achieved.


Just received a gift from Smiles For Students Inc. Feeling loved!


Went to check the mail today expecting a package from Amazon and received an unexpected package full of candy and encouraging words. It made my day 10x better! THANK YOU! Surprise mail is the best.


When I moved to North Carolina to pursue a graduate degree, I had never moved this far away from home, and I did not have any family or friends in this new unfamiliar place. The cards and treats that I received from Mrs. Kriste in the mail always seemed to come right on time. Right when I was overwhelmed in school, and/or just lonely. These kind acts were reminders that people were thinking and rooting for me, and simply knowing that, propelled me to continue my educational journey.


Smiles For Students is an amazing program. I am currently a first year graduate student at the University of Houston and often I get homesick. These packages and messages Mama Kristie sends me keeps me going. They literally arrive when I start questioning whether or not I want to continue on with my program. I start to get discouraged and then I check my mailbox and I start to believe in myself all over again. Mama Kristie’s love and support keeps me going on my worst days. I love that she created smiles for students. I have never seen or heard of anything like it but I’m glad that I signed up just in time for grad school. Being away from family is tough, but these packages... they remind me of who I am and why I went of to school. THANK YOU MAMA KRISTIE! 💕


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Smiles for Students

PO Box 8672
Moreno Valley, CA 92552