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America Developing Smiles Puerto Rico

America Developing Smiles Puerto Rico

About us

Meet America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico

After 10 years of continuous work at America Developing Smiles of South of Florida (ADS), Mariangel González-Longo decided to expand its organization’s mission to Puerto Rico. Together, with a group of women volunteers, they set out to meet the educational and social challenges of the island’s most poverty-stricken communities.

Then, in the year 2007, they organized as a nonprofit foundation, America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico and embarked on a labor of love to promote education and human development of Puerto Rico’s needy children. We believe in the transformational capacity of education to develop better individuals and communities.

We develop educational and recreational extracurricular activities and after-school programs as preventive measures for the needy and children at risk. To support our work, we raise funds through special events, individual and corporate gift-giving campaigns, and NGOs.

In six years of work, America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico…

  • Has impacted more than 800 children per year, and more than 2000 families
  • Has invested close to $150,000 in social projects.

In 2011, America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico obtains federal 501(c) 3 recognition.

Our Sister Organizations

America Developing Smiles is part of a humanitarian and social network of nonprofit and autonomous organizations that work with less fortunate communities. America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico and sister organization America Developing Smiles of South Florida have joined Asociación Damas Salesianas’ mission to promote human development of those less fortunate. Asociacion Damas Salesianas, with headquarters in Caracas Venezuela, includes over 130 health and educational centers located in 27 Latin American countries. Almost 2 million individuals benefit from services.

Our Mission and Values

America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico wants to motivate women who care for others to help to conquer our social challenges by uniting hearts, talents and resources for change.

Women Volunteers

The women who are volunteering members of America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico dedicate hundreds of hours of work each year.

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Special Projects

America Developing Smiles de Puerto Rico has developed different initiatives, seeking the support of private and governmental organizations, and the non for profit sector.

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You can also be a part of our work. You can either donate our student scholarships or programs or you can even provide some hours of volunteer time

America Developing Smiles of
Puerto Rico Progress

It takes so little to make a positive change in the life of a child in need in Puerto Rico! You can also be part of the work of America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico with an economic contribution or with hours of your time by participating in our Volunteer Program

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One person can make all the difference for a child in Puerto Rico. We can change the world of a child for the better.

Our Events

Check out stories and updates from our team, partners and supporters.

Delivery of Donation for $ 30,000
Old Bags for Smiles 2016
Seeds of Hope 2014
“Por la Salud si se Juega” 2014
Old Bags For Smiles 2011

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Special Projects

America Developing Smiles de Puerto Rico has developed different initiatives, seeking the support of private and governmental organizations, and the non for profit sector.  ADSPR looks for these supports in order to help fund its after school workshops and its programs.  It strengthens its labor through cooperative alliances and the natural synergy of support.

America Developing Smiles organizes workshops to promote improvement and personal as well spiritual development of its volunteers.

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America Developing Smiles | Puerto Rico

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Donations are deductible at 100%!

The tax reform of 2011 introduced significant changes for individuals and corporations who want to make donations to nonprofit organizations.

100% of donations paid during the taxable year may be considered nondeductible contributions on your return.

To qualify:

Eligible organizations must be classified as non-profit entity by the Department of Finance.
Individuals may deduct 100% of donations made up 50% of your adjusted gross income
Corporations and companies may deduct 100% of donations made up 10% of your income

Art Projects

We’ve joined initiatives to promote the different expressions of the arts. Studies have demonstrated that from an early age, children benefit from cognitive process of development, and improving their writing, reading and comprehension skills.

With “Arts and Smiles”, our in-house arts program of early intervention for children and young teens at risk, we seek to prevent juvenile delinquency and other difficult social problems.

Community Impact

The new basketball court of the school Maria Auxiliadora, inaugurated in 2013 at a cost of $170,000, promotes the healthy recreation and entertainment in the school’s children and youngsters. It supports the school-community integration as well as the preventive policy and elements of social control.

We join our efforts in the promotion of projects and recreational activities which advance recreational habits in the community, within an educational framework of joy and fun, as well as through healthy, entertaining and satisfactory processes toward the increase in learning and an improved social and cultural human growth.