By Jan Hanus

Pile of Smile at The First National Kids Yoga Conference 2014

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What a day at the First National Kids Yoga Conference! Such awesomeness filled with learning, sharing, connecting and fun.
Pile of Smile was there as a vendor and got to witness firsthand what some amazing and inspiring presenters and attendees are doing to spread the practice of yoga to children around the nation.

The first of it’s kind, this conference had a vision to implement positive change in our schools and communities for children through a shared passion for the kids yoga movement. The conference was made up of yoga teachers, moms and community leaders from all around the country who got together in a playful way to collaborate and share ideas.

The conference itself consisted of keynote lectures, group exercises, breakout workshops, and YoKid - First National Yoga Kid Conference
panel discussions and also had yoga based activities designed just for kids and teens.

Pile of Smile was honored to be present at the event to help spread our mission to help children with terminal cancer by creating a wish fund generated by donations of kids artwork.

We drew a lot of attention with the amazing artwork and handmade wishbone earrings we had on display. We are committed to teaching children compassion and the importance of mindfulness at an early age and we will continue to spread the word about our charity organization at like minded events in the future!

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More pictures here!

Thank you PassionOver Payment for your support!!

On Friday August 22nd, 2014 PassionOver Payment hosted Episode ONE – Open Gallery Show in Philadelphia. Portion of the proceeds were donated to Pile of Smile – Wish Fund for Kids with Terminal Cancer.

We would like to thank Tim Willis, Owner of PassionOver Payment for his generous contribution!!!!

Check out Tim’s awesome designs here:

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Our First Fundraiser for Lucian Williamson

Lucian was only six months old when he was diagnosed with leukemia. After many treatments, and finally a bone marrow transfer, his family believed he finally could have been clear of the 19 months of battling cancer. It was then, after one bone scan, they discovered the Leukemia was throughout the bone, nothing more the doctors could do. Lucian passed away in the arms of his mother and father June 6, 2014 at the age of 2.

See Lucian’s Recovery Facebook page for more info.


On June 24th from 1am – 11pm (EST)

Donate through the Pile of Smile Facebook Page and you can win a piece of art. 100% proceeds go to support Lucian’s parents.

Comment on the art!


!!READ CAREFULLY!! This is how it will work

Visit the Smile of Pile Facebook page where the art will be posted.

Select the piece you’d like to win and write your donation in the comments section. E.g. “I donate $100.”

To process your donation, click on the link that arrives in reply comment and sign up for Good World. It’s quite simple. You will see how others have done it.

Comment on the art!
Every comment is a donation!!

Each donation is one entry to win. The winners will be drawn on June 25th.


We thank you for supporting this art raffle with a difference that will make a big difference!

These are the art pieces you can win. Look for these ads:


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Introducing Pile of Smile and the First Art Workshop

It all started with a little girl and a dream. Eight-year-old Imogen wanted to make a difference, big or small, in the lives of children with terminal cancer. So she decided she could contribute to the cause by using her artistic talent to raise money to grant the children’s final wishes.

With that inspiring idea, Pile of Smile began.

Pile of Smile has a clear mission: Their vision “is to fulfill the biggest dream of every terminally ill kid on the planet.” The idea is quite simple. Kid’s fantastic artwork is for sale, and all proceeds go toward helping a sick child achieve his or her dreams.

The uplifting premise—created in the heart of a caring child to help other children—has certainly taken flight. In a matter of months, Imogen and the Pile of Smile team have sold artwork, hosted a workshop, completed an online art raffle, and spread the word.

In fact, Pile of Smile recently made donations for their very first beneficiary, Lucian the Light Warrior. You can read Lucian’s Story here.

Lucian was the first of hundreds (hopefully thousands) of boys and girls who will have their
 dreams fulfilled by Imogen and her charitable organization Pile of Smile.

The art transfer workshop took place at Lake Fairfax Park and was 
led by artist David Keyhan and Imogen herself!

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More than two dozen people attended the first workshop and learned to create their very own wood transfer art piece to take home!

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Local companies like South Block Juice have teamed up with Pile of Smile
to support a good cause! All proceeds of this kid friendly juice product
will go toward Pile of Smiles mission.

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The day was a success. Every attendee got to take home their treasured
artwork and Pile of Smile earned several hundred dollars to contribute
to Lucian the Light Warrior and his family.

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More photos here. Photographer Jan Hanus.

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