On July 20, 2012 Happy Faces was publicly announced to the community and awareness of our mission was made during the Colombian Festival that was held in East Boston. This event opened the doors and gave us the opportunity to collect toys and donations and most important spread the word by mouth to the Latin community and many other cultures that were present. One of our sponsor Makeup & Hair by Maggie Lopez helped with the painting of children faces and funds collected were donated to Happy Faces.