Continuing the story of the “Gifting Smiles” project, 2016 has been even more richer in smiles and educational activities. Our volunteers organised a cooking course, in which the children learnt how to cook and were even taught how to behave in a restaurant. A very important part was the information regarding the fight against food waste. One of the programs started in 2016, that is ongoing to this day is “Gifting smiles on your birthday”, through which we encouraged the local community to gift a cake for each kid’s anniversaries, so that they can feel the joy of a birthday party together with their friends from the foster home. And in the same spirit, the “Gifting smiles for Christmas” program started, through which the children write to Santa Claus and the people from the local community become Santa’s helpers, choosing from the letters to prepare the gifts. And, of course, Santa Claus arrives and offers the gifts to the children who are eagerly waiting for him. Later, in 2016, the project expanded and we started activities for the children of the nr. 8 Family Home, from Sâncraiu de Mureș and the Kiwi Foundation. The joy that we, as volunteers, have when we see the development of these children, following our activities, is huge, even overwhelming. From not knowing how to react when receiving an anniversary cake to singing “Happy Birthday” in 3 different languages, and from crying to receive attention to the thirst for life and positive energy, it wasn’t easy for them to reach. But the continuity in our actions counted very much and we want to further contribute to their “growth” in the most beautiful way.