Our mission is to put a smile on the face of those that have forgotten how to.
With the known benefits of laughing and smiling, Just For The Smiles will give comedians, musicians, and entertainers a platform to bring light into a person's darkness. We have a goal to help as many under-served adults and children as we can by using laughter, music, and creativity.
Together we can change the world one smile at a time.
About the founder
Evan Gordon was born and raised in Los Angeles and since his teen years he has been involved with several non profit organizations. He discovered the true power of laughter when his college mentor Annette Charles (Cha-Cha from the feature film "Grease") convinced him to take his storytelling talents to the stage at local comedy clubs. Six years later, thousands of people entertained, and working with some of the biggest names in the standup comedy circuit, he decided to hang up the towel and pursue an MBA in nonprofit management. With a bachelors degree in communication studies from California State University Northridge, he wanted to incorporate those lessons from his MBA and create an organization that brought a smile to someone's face that was in need of a break from whatever challenges they faced. Hearing laughter is music to his ears and seeing a person go from sad to happy is a wonderful sight.
What makes us different?
A common question asked is "How is this any different from USO, the Make-A-Wish foundation, and other organizations?" For example, while Make-A-Wish foundation and USO are amazing organizations, they simply focus on only one demographic. The demographic of USO is America's military and the demographic of Make-A-Wish Foundation is children diagnosed with a life threatening medical condition. The demographic for Just For The Smiles; everybody else. This organization has no boundaries and includes everyone regardless of their age, gender or social status because everybody deserves to smile.