World Smile Day

world smile day

October 5th 2018 is World Smile Day!


You can put a big smile on our kid's faces, by sending them a cheerful message!


Hailey with her postcards

Send Kids the World all started with Hailey. When she was a little girl a good friend of her family sent her postcards from all over the world. That was the kick start for our website. 
Hailey is cured of Cancer now!  Read her story here.

Join Us

Parents: Submit a child

People: Send Postcards


Teachers: Lesson Plans


Questions? Read our FAQs


Current kids




Send Kids the World features kids with life threatening illnesses and injuries and enables you to reach out to them and send them encouraging postcards from all around the world.

How does it work?

Parents can sign up their child who suffers from a life threatening illness. 
The children will receive cheerful postcards from all around the world.


People can send postcards to any child listed on the website to brighten their day or encourage them in difficult times with a cheerful note.


Teachers can create postcards with their students to send to any child listed on our website. In addition, they may download different lesson plans about the post office. 



This service is free! There is no cost in submitting a child, and there is no cost in selecting a child. You have to pay for your own postcards and stamps, however. We also respect the child's privacy.

Our Mission Statement

We would like to reach out to every child and their family who deal with a serious illness. We would like to connect all of them with good-hearted people, who can send them occasional postcards to brighten up their daily lives. Please join us and be part of it!


Birthday Kids

Postcard Projects


Send out good birthday wishes! Find out which kids have their birthday this month and send them a postcard for their birthday to make them feel special.







We got great feedback from parents, kids and postcard senders. Read more about their comments.






Summit Questa Montessori School made a difference on Make a Difference Day! The entire school created postcards to our children. Check out the best postcards here!


Miami Children's Museum Charter School created postcards on Handwriting Day. It was a bilingual project and the children wrote the postcards in French and translated them in English. Check out the postcards here!


Palm Pointe Educational Research School made a postcard school project for Make a Difference Day.


6a from Middle School Rothenburg Switzerland practiced their English skills by writing postcards to kids on our website.


German Class of Elementary School Rothenburg Switzerland made a bilingual school project. They wrote the created postcards in German and translated them in English.


National Mom-Son-Day 6th grader made an Internship at Send Kids the World. Find out more about the work he accomplished.


Postcard Project at the Y.A.I in New York The Y.A.I, Inc- Astoria Day Habilitation Program in Astoria, Queens, New York  sends out postcards to our children on a monthly basis. Read more about their project.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Narcoossee School created postcards at one of their meetings.


Family Service Night at the Blake School Read more about their project.


Postcard Project Girl Scout A Girl Scout Group was creating postcards for some girls on our website.


Bat Mitzvah Postcard Project A girl in Florida did a Postcard project for her Bat Mitzvah. Read about it here.


4th grade students from Rothenburg Switzerland wrote postcards in their English class to the children on our website.


Religous School Postcard Project Two siblings did a postcard project. They sent out postcards from 13 different states and 10 different countries. Read about it here.

5th and 6th grade from Altbüron Switzerland wrote postcards in their English class.



Poster from former President G. W. Bush

Hailey received mail from former President G. W. Bush and former first Lady Laura Bush. Read her letter!

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our heart and we are never, ever the same.” Albert Einstein