While throughout most of the year, it's "business as usual," playing positive hits and hosting events that help fulfill Smile FM's mission of "Building Families, Touching Hearts & Changing Lives," for one week in the fall, Smile FM hosts "Fun Drive." Fun Drive is time the non-profit sets aside for a heavy fundraising push. Fall Fun Drive begins Monday, September 24th.
This week, listeners will be asked frequently to consider supporting the organization; a ministry that aims to deliver hope and encouragement to people every day. To remind supporters of the value of their financial gifts, which average around $40 monthly, personalities will share stories from listeners Listeners will also be invited to share stories about how their lives have been positively impacted by listening to Smile FM.
While delivering on their mission of Building Families, Touching Hearts & Changing Lives is the priority, Smile FM also points to its support of community events and initiatives and the on air services it provides, like local news, traffic and weather reports, including its exclusive "FirstWarn" technology, which speeds severe weather information to listeners even faster than the traditional Emergency Alert System that most stations use, as even more reasons to consider making a contribution.
For three weeks, Strickland traveled the state on the Smile Everywhere Summer Tour
, visiting 36 communities throughout Michigan and meeting dozens of listeners. While the tour did not include stops in Shiawassee County, Smile FM did participate in events in both Lennon and Byron this summer, and the station has promoted numerous recent events in Shiawassee County.
Non-profit events can be posted for free on the station's "Family Fun Calendar" at its website, Smile.fm
Donate online anytime at Smile.fm/Donate
or, beginning Monday, call 888-887-7139.