The Never Had a Bad Day Foundation (NHBD) began in 2016 with the mission to spread 365 Days of 365 Smiles to pediatric cancer patients and their families in the greater Chicago area. We believe in the power of an optimistic attitude, which is why we use the phrase never had a bad day. Our Board of Directors and Volunteers embody the spirit of this attitude. The NHBD goal is to inspire more reasons for children and their supporting families to smile.
NHBD distributes a wide range of donations and smiles to patients and their families. We all have been touched by cancer, be it as survivor or through loved ones, and are too familiar with the burdens accompanying the disease. Our donations intend to relieve financial strains on a family, so they can focus on treatment and a positive outlook.
The foundation works with local hospitals to connect with families who may benefit from our donations. Our goal is to deliver a donation to 365 individuals and families. Some examples of our donations include hospital parking fees, gasoline gift cards, a supply of groceries, and more! With one less thing to worry about, we hope to give families more reasons to smile. Each year we will continue furthering our mission to encourage positivity so others can say they have never had a bad day.
We express our belief in a positive attitude throughout all aspects of our foundation. NHBD emphasizes the FUN in fundraising. Each year we host two events allowing us to help these amazing families. Our semi-formal summer event includes live music, guest speakers, and special entertainment. The winter brings our traditional ugly-sweater holiday party featuring a silent auction and DJ. These events are highlights for each season! Not only will you feel good helping someone in need, you will have fun doing it!