Smile in a Box is a registered NGO #19707, that aims at distributing smiles to needy Lebanese children all over Lebanon, through the distribution of small yet meaningful gifts to help them feel loved, happy and special.

And with the help of many individuals, schools and companies, we are filling thousands of boxes each year.

All the distributed boxes that go to boys and girls, ages 3-12, include at least one item of the following categories:

  • School items
  • Hygiene items
  • Small toys
  • Chocolate / candies / cookies
  • Clothes / accessories


We are a group of 3 working moms. We have been friends for more than 20 years, always uniting for both spiritual and social activities.
6 years ago, and in one of our spiritual retreats during Christmas, we thought of ways to spread hope and happiness among families in this Holy festive season.

Pascale Abi Nader

She’s married with 2 children. She works for an insurance company, as the Head of the Medical Claims Department.
She is also continuing my education at AUB university, in Business Management.

Lara Chamoun: Co-Founder

Lara Chamoun studied Graphic Designer at Notre Dame University, and worked for many companies in the field, until she started working on her own in the year 2003, as a freelance web and graphic designer. She enrolled in scouts at the age of 7, and later became the leader of more than 120 members in her group.
She also volunteered in The Lebanese Red Cross, as a first aider for more than 5 years.

Mirna Abi Zeid: Co-Founder

Married with 3 children, and manages Patchwork Events company.
She is a volunteer with Friends of Mary association involved in Medjugorje pilgrimages for over 17yrs and a part of Enfant Jesus prayer group for over 17yrs.
She previously took part in a prayer group dealing with handicaps on all aspects.