About Us

About Us

AMERICA DEVELOPING SMILES OF PR America Developing Smiles of PR (ADSPR) is a nonprofit organization with federal status as a 501(c)3 and registered with the Department of State in Puerto Rico. Since 2007, a group of women volunteers from ADSPR embarked on a charity, love, and leadership mission to work for Puerto Rico’s most challenging social causes.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

Nelson Mandela

What Are Our Board Members Saying...

It is more than just giving our love to our kids. It is putting our minds and hearts together to work for the mission we've created.
Sara
We all are responsible for spreading the most beautiful human values such as love and empathy to improve our society. We deeply care about the wellbeing of children, and we are committed to keeping procuring resources to enhance their education and happiness.
Ellysmar
Our work has given me hope for a better Puerto Rico. It has confirmed the importance of Social Responsibility engagement at all levels.
Marinelly
We've seen a positive impact in the lives of many children that we've helped. ADS provides an environment for women in leadership to become drivers of social change.
Mariangel

History

America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico, and her sister organization, America Developing Smiles USA, joined Asociación Damas Salesianas’s vision. This internationally-based organization promotes human development and evangelization in many impoverished areas of the world.

Asociacion Damas Salesianas’ over 100 social centers are located in 27 countries throughout Latin America. Not every Asociacion Damas Salesianas center’S work is alike. Each center concentrates in solving the social problem of the community where they are located.

Our reports from the other ADS centers indicate close to “2 million individuals” benefit directly from the work of the centers of Asociacion Damas Salesianas.

Mission

Mission

America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico seeks to promote charitable work through fundraising activities, leadership, and empowerment of women volunteers.

Vision

America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico seeks to motivate women worried for the welfare of those in need to help overcome social obstacles by uniting resources, talents, and hearts to bring up change.

Recognition

The organization is well recognized locally, among all local nonprofits, the government, and the media, serving more than 1,500 hours of volunteer work over one decade of existence.

According to Charity Navigator, ADSPR is a Bronze Star Level participant (*), demonstrating its commitment to transparency.

Charity Navigator, ADSPR is a Gold Star Level participant 
America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico wants to provide better life opportunities for children, young adults, and women in need, to foster better individuals, communities, and families.

Beneficiaries

What Is Our Members Of The Board Saying…

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"It is more than just giving our love to our kids. It is putting our minds and hearts together to work for the mission we’ve created. " Sara
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"Our work has given me hope for a better Puerto Rico …. It has confirmed the importance of Social Responsibility engagement at all levels." Marinelly
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"We’ve seen a positive impact in the lives of many children that we’ve helped. ADS provides an environment that empowers women to become drivers of social change. " Mariangel
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"We all have the responsibility to spread the most beautiful human values such as love and empathy to improve our society. We deeply care about the wellbeing of children and we are committed to keep procuring resources to enhance their education and happiness." Ellysmar

VOLUNTEER

Get involved, volunteers are always welcome! Are you ready to make the world a better place? Join us, fill out the contact form to receive information on volunteering opportunities.
We’d love to welcome you to the ADS family. Together we are Sowing the Seeds of Hope.

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America Developing Smiles of PR (ADSPR) is a nonprofit organization with federal status as a 501(c)3 and registered with the Department of State in Puerto Rico. Since 2007, a group of women volunteers from ADSPR embarked on a charity, love, and leadership mission to work for Puerto Rico’s most challenging social causes.

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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

¡Las donaciones son deducibles al 100%!

La reforma tributaria de 2011 introdujo cambios significativos para las personas físicas y jurídicas que desean realizar donaciones a organizaciones sin fines de lucro.

El 100% de las donaciones pagadas durante el año contributivo pueden considerarse contribuciones no deducibles en su declaración.

Para calificar:

Las organizaciones elegibles deben estar clasificadas como entidades sin fines de lucro por el Departamento de Finanzas.
Las personas pueden deducir el 100% de las donaciones constituidas por el 50% de su ingreso bruto ajustado.
Las corporaciones y empresas pueden deducir el 100% de las donaciones constituidas por el 10% de sus ingresos

Special Projects

America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico also develops different initiatives searching for support from private, governmental, and nonprofit organizations to raise funds, help our extracurricular educational program and strengthen our organization’s mission with co-operative alliances and workshops.

Supporting the Arts

We’ve always supported art initiatives because studies have shown that practicing art from an early age benefits a child’s learning and cognitive process. It helps their writing, reading, and general understanding. As a result, we’ve established “Arts and Smiles,” our very own prevention and early intervention program for young children and children who are at risk, so that we can prevent future juvenile delinquency and other social problems of our society.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The construction project for Colegio María Auxiliadora’s new basketball court rooftop promotes a fun and healthy environment for the children. It also helps promote a better community and school integration with preventive politics and social control. 

Join our efforts in promoting fun educational projects and activities that encourage even more recreational habits in the community, like teaching healthy and appeasing practices that increase every individual’s social and cultural growth.