Smiles at Christmas

Mission Africa is keenly aware of the domestic inequity within the greater Seattle Area.

Every Christmas, Mission Africa organizes an event called “Smiles at Christmas” to benefit poor families in the Renton, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way communities of Washington State.

Parents and/or guardians bring their children to the event, and each child is given donated items such as games, clothing, and/or toys.


Children are entertained during this event, while their guardians “shop.” The gifts are then packaged so the parents are able to bring them home without their children knowing the contents.

Our approach at this event gives parents the opportunity to provide for their children with dignity.

Children waiting for free gifts being shopped by their parentsSmiles at Christmas online registration form available at Christmas time