Do you know Sandy from Smiles for Speech? Sandy Dorsey founded Smiles for Speech in 2017. SFS is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students with disabilities around the globe. Sandy is a Black speech-language pathologist based in New York that works primarily with underserved communities. She has made it her mission to do more beyond her own caseload and clients and created Smiles for Speech to achieve her vision. Smiles for Speech facilitates in-person global trips that bring US-based speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists to sites worldwide to train and equip clinicians in other countries. Smiles for Speech also participates in establishing libraries and donating equipment to universities in Africa that have requested this additional support.
Unfortunately, the pandemic hit while Smiles for Speech was finalizing trips to Kenya and Ghana. COVID-19 forced the cancelation and postponement of the trips — and much needed revenue for her non-profit.
SFS knows there’s still so much to be done to support the profession and continue Smiles for Speech’s organizational mission to help children with disabilities achieve their potential.
What can you do? Be part of the movement! Join us on August 27, 2020 when SLPs all over the country are all going to wear the iconic yellow Smiles for Speech t-shirts and take and post selfies to paint Instagram yellow in support of SFS. Everyone will use the hashtag #SFSfriends2020 to post your picture on IG wearing the t-shirt to discover more like-minded Smiles for Speech friends! Let’s get the hashtag trending!
Why August 27th? It’s Smiles for Speech’s THREE YEAR founding anniversary! Buy your t-shirt below and all of the proceeds go to Smiles for Speech. ORDER NOW! The DEADLINE is 8/5 so that your shirt arrives in time!
During these challenging times, let’s create a community of friends to lift up SFS, deepen connections and create a broader cross-cultural understanding. SHARE with friends! Let’s create a family of SLP friends! BUY HERE <—— 😉