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A Reason To Smile – Help Dreyer’s Donate 500 Surgeries to Operation Smile

by TerriAnn
Dreyer's "A Reason to Smile" campaign for Operation Smile #ReasontoSmile #ad

If you were asked which moments make you smile, what would you say? When asked to do a sponsored post about the “A Reason to Smile” campaign with SocialMoms and Dreyer’s, I had a bit of a challenge in pinpointing something specific. Obviously, most of my special times are experienced with my family. But what’s one moment that stood out? I’d have to say it was back in April.

My “Reason to Smile”

Frans, Munchkin, and I took a mini road trip up north to Redding and Lake Shasta. Since the trip was only about 10% blog-related this time it was supposed to be relaxing. Yeah, like who is actually able to relax on vacation?! In the three days of our trip, we ended up packing in too many things to see and do and were constantly rushing from place to place. Plus, our second to last stop ended up taking three hours longer than expected and threw off our itinerary completely. After arriving at our hotel after midnight, being pooped and sleeping in, we even had to skip seeing the Old Faithful here in California and doing the Jelly Belly factory tour since it got too late. We were able to enjoy our tour at Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Factory, though, and I snapped this shot:

Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory Card Craft - Dreyer's "A Reason to Smile" campaign for Operation Smile #ReasontoSmile #ad

Seeing my husband and daughter playing with stickers together was too cute. Frans was being silly and totally played along, making a very creative monster truck card. As for Munchkin, despite her teen stature, I was reminded that she’s still my little girl 🙂

Now it’s your turn. What’s your reason to smile? Share yours and you can help a child regain their smile.

Dreyer's "A Reason to Smile" campaign for Operation Smile #ReasontoSmile #ad

Help Dreyer’s Donate 500 Surgeries to Operation Smile

Dreyer’s wants your help in donating to Operation Smile through a special “A Reason to Smile” campaign on Facebook this summer. Post your own photo or share one from the Dreyer’s Facebook wall and be sure to tag it with the hashtag #ReasontoSmile. For every photo, Dreyer’s will make a donation towards reaching that goal of giving 500 children a life-changing surgery to help correct their cleft lip or cleft palate, giving them the kind of smile every child should be able to show off.

If you’re having a hard time coming up with a “moment” to share, why not make a new one? Dreyer’s has some new limited-edition flavors including Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Summer in the City Cheesecake and Fun ‘n the Sun Banana Split (also comes as Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream). We got the Fun ‘n the Sun Banana Split and it was yummy, especially with a little extra syrup drizzled on!

Girl eating ice cream - Dreyer's "A Reason to Smile" campaign for Operation Smile #ReasontoSmile #ad

So don’t forget to like Dreyer’s on Facebook and post your “A Reason to Smile” photo on Dreyer’s Facebook page with the hashtag #ReasonToSmile.

Will you be submitting a photo to help 500 children find “Reason to Smile”?

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Dreyer’s blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 23, 2014 - 11:16 am

That is not only a great cause, but a wonderful reason to eat some ice cream!!

Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama June 23, 2014 - 11:52 am

A great cause and campaign. And you might as well take a little snack break while you’re doing some good!

Jaime June 23, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Great cause + ice cream = Amazing. My family is my reason to smile. Especially my son as he walks around and says “I’m funny!”

Debra June 23, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Ice cream always makes me smile! So why not pay it forward and help deserving kids with Operation Smile – they do wonderful things and work for children!

Elizabeth June 23, 2014 - 2:38 pm

This is such an important campaign. A great way to make people aware of a problem and have a hand in the solution.

Chrystal @ YUM eating June 23, 2014 - 3:49 pm

What a wonderful cause. I am a huge fan of Operation Smile. And, really, does one need an excuse to eat ice cream 😉

Courtney June 23, 2014 - 4:17 pm

What a great cause!

I would love to check out a sticker factory, I’m sure that was fun!

Liz Mays June 23, 2014 - 4:32 pm

I don’t see how I can’t contribute a pic. That’s such a wonderful cause! (Also, their ice cream is so good!) I love the Slow Churned!

Kathy June 23, 2014 - 5:25 pm

What a great campaign. I can find a billion photos I could submit.

Mitch June 23, 2014 - 6:41 pm

That is a great cause! Tell me how much Dreyer’s I have to eat to help and count me in!

Amber Conaway June 23, 2014 - 7:01 pm

I LOVE Dreyer’s ice cream, it’s so good! This is a great cause I am so glad they’re involved in something like this makes me want to eat their ice cream even more!

Melissa June 23, 2014 - 7:05 pm

Oh my gosh, I love when companies have great campaigns like this. Such a great cause!

Paula @ Frosted Fingers June 23, 2014 - 7:14 pm

I took a picture as part of this campaign two years ago. Great campaign and GREAT ice cream!

Jessica June 23, 2014 - 7:17 pm

I have always been a supporter of Operation Smile and everything they do for those children in need. A beautiful smile is something we all take for granted but for those that aren’t as fortunate, it’s a true blessing.

Debbie Denny June 23, 2014 - 7:50 pm

Operation Smile is such a great cause. Will look for photos.

Tiffany Cruz June 23, 2014 - 8:13 pm

I’d love to submit a photo to help. This sounds great. Anything for more smiles in the world.

Kiwi June 23, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Dreyer’s rock for collaborating with such a great cause. I am a huge fan of their ice cream too so double yay!

Carly June 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm

My dad used to work for Mrs Grossmans! Aren’t their stickers the BEST?

Carly from The Puzzled Palate June 23, 2014 - 10:10 pm

What an amazing campaign! I will be marking this to come back and submit a photo soon!

teresa mccluskey June 23, 2014 - 10:38 pm

I will be submitting a photo, I am all for helping!!!

Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} June 23, 2014 - 11:54 pm

These campaigns always bring a smile to my face, knowing that they’re helping little children smile too. Love Operation Smile! They’re the BEST and I love that Dreyers is partnering with them!

Kay Adeola June 24, 2014 - 12:55 am

Ice cream always makes me smile.This is a really great cause.

Susanna @Zealous Mom June 24, 2014 - 2:44 am

What a sweet campaign! Every child should feel confident smiling.

April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition June 24, 2014 - 4:06 am

Such a great cause! And an easy way to support it!

Felicia June 24, 2014 - 4:29 am

What an easy way to help! I love it when companies do this.

Melinda June 24, 2014 - 4:48 am

ice cream is a treat that makes us smile. What a great program

Christie June 24, 2014 - 5:06 am

We love Dreyers Ice Cream. This campaign is just another reason to smile!

Bekki June 24, 2014 - 5:36 am

My friend has a son who used operations smile. I will always be a big supporter of this organization.

veronica June 24, 2014 - 6:02 am

What a great campaign to support! A smile says so much. Everyone deserves a great smile

Beth@FrugalFroggie June 24, 2014 - 6:36 am

I participated in a Dreyer Twitter part recently. Had a blast and I love their ice cream.

Krystal June 24, 2014 - 7:08 am

Thank you for sharing this campaign! Since I love ice cream, I approve! 😉

Rosey June 24, 2014 - 8:51 am

Such an easy way to help. I like it!!

And yep, I was shaking my head about the older kiddos still having some little kiddo left in them. My 15 yr. old does from time to time too…we just saw it when she was coloring her little brother’s children’s menu at the restaurant. 🙂

Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest June 24, 2014 - 9:57 am

Hey now don’t give me excuses to eat ice cream! Okay you pulled my arm, I’m totally going to go get some for the house now 🙂

Jennifer Bullock {MommyBKnowsBest} June 24, 2014 - 10:30 am

What a fun memory, I love daddy moments! Also love that proceeds go to a good cause.

Jenn @ The Rebel Chick June 24, 2014 - 10:56 am

How could anyone not! What a great campaign, I love to see companies making a difference!

Pam June 24, 2014 - 11:41 am

What a great cause! Many years ago I did some charity work related to cleft palate and it was some of the most rewarding work I have ever done. I still remember the details of the children’s faces and how happy they were.

Jessica (Savory Experiments) June 24, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Slow churned is the BEST! Plain old regular vanilla is my favorite for summertime.

Family Travel Blogger June 24, 2014 - 12:54 pm

What an easy way for us to contribute into giving back to something good! Kudos to Dreyers too.

Becka June 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Finally an excuse to eat ice cream… This is a wonderful program. I love vanilla or anything with caramel

Tonia June 24, 2014 - 4:25 pm

What a wonderful cause. I’ll be sure to contribute by buying tons of ice-cream from Breyers.

Angie Big Bear's Wife June 24, 2014 - 4:40 pm

That is a wonderful reason to smile!! Love Dreyer’s!!

Dawn June 24, 2014 - 8:42 pm

What a wonderful cause to donate to! That makes me want to eat more ice cream this summer.

Cam | Bibs and Baubles June 24, 2014 - 10:18 pm

I love operation smile! They do such great work. Awesome of Drey’es to get involved that way.

Alissa June 25, 2014 - 4:41 am

I love when companies donate to a good cause. It not only raises funds, but also awareness on behalf of such important missions. Looks like you guys made some fun memories!

Christina S June 25, 2014 - 7:41 am

We always like ice cream, but it’s even better when it can go to such a great cause! Way to go Dreyers!

Amanda June 25, 2014 - 7:08 pm

What a wonderful cause! So glad that so many kids will be helped. Bring on the ice cream!

April Decheine June 26, 2014 - 5:44 am

What a great cause, we have always loved Dryers ice cream. I have donated to this as well!

Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews June 27, 2014 - 8:27 pm

This is an a amazing cause! We should get involved with it.

Janeane Davis June 28, 2014 - 5:44 pm

This is a great program. It is always great when people can help a cause they believe in easily in their everyday actions and practices.

Amanda @ Growing Up Madison July 1, 2014 - 8:40 pm

What a great reason to eat more icecream. Its available at my commissary and while I don’t usually buy this brand I just may have to now.

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