Welcome to Smiles from Kara

About Us


Kelly Lemanowicz ~ Founder, President

Jacqueline Dougherty ~ Trustee, VP

Alea Lemanowicz ~ Trustee


A community of family & friends that 


and to that Kara's family is 4-EVER thankful!

Our history

The organization was founded in loving memory of Kara Lynn Lemanowicz, a lifelong Voorhees resident who passed away suddenly on September 5, 2015 at the tender age of 14.  Those who knew Kara would say she lived life to the fullest and had a smile on her face for everyone!  They also knew she held 2 things near & dear to her heart... competitive sports and taking care of young kids! Knowing something positive could come from her tragic loss would absolutely win a smile from her!

Our mission

To provide opportunity to underprivileged/special needs children in Camden County & the surrounding areas via financial assistance for, but not limited to sports fees, scholarship money & extra curricular activities.  This need may be identified/accomplished through individuals, local organizations, public/private schools and religious organizations who would be able to identify those families in need.

Site Content

2016 Smiles

Power Forward Foundation, supplement Lacrosse registration, VTPD Holiday Fund and Sunflower Landscaping's "Project Christmas Sunshine"

2017 Smiles

Logan Mass Family Fire Fund~GoFundMe, Chick-Fil-A Voorhees/Brooke Mulford Family, Ladies Auxilliary of Post 371, Lady Vikings Lacrosse, St. Andrews Church, Bruce Jackson Foundation, REAL JFC National Championship bid~GoFundMe, Church of the Advent/Choir Camp registration, Eastern Wrestling, Eastern Girls Soccer, Help the Buchanan's~GoFundMe, Jenna's Haiti Medical Mission~GoFundMe, Voorhees SPEAK Basketball League sponsorship, Berlin Twp Schools~5th Grade School Supplies, VBA Sponsorship, Flyers Youth Donation, Dan Doc Memorial Youth Fund Benefit, Special Olympics of NJ, LoveYourMelon, House FireRelief Fund~GoFundMe, Eastern HS Project Graduation, VTPD Holiday Fund, In Need Our House Burnt Down~GoFund Me, Winter Coat/Boots donation

2018 Smiles

Eastern HS Ice Hockey, Oliver Giller Family~GoFund Me, Deptford FOP Fundraiser, LoveYourMelon


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Drop us a line!

Do you know of a famiy or child in need of a SMILE?  Send an email for our Board of Trustees to review and approve!

Please allow 24-48 hrs for a response to your request ~ thank you!

Smiles from Kara

105 Robin Lane, Voorhees NJ 08043



Open 24/7

365 days/year

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