Know a Caregiver? Five Easy Ways to Thanks Them This Year

2020-02-18T20:29:02+00:00February 28th, 2020|

Caregivers are such an essential part of many families' lives. Not only do they provide necessary assistance, they help to surround people with a circle of support and love that can enhance everyone's lives for the better. If a caregiver has made a real difference in the lives of you and your loved ones, here [...]

National Caregiving Day: February 21st

2020-01-29T18:46:29+00:00February 20th, 2020|

February 21st, 2020 is National Caregiving Day, and it’s the perfect opportunity to let my friends know why I created a caregiving nonprofit named for my beloved son Christopher, named, the Christopher Smith Foundation. www.csf etc. Through this foundation, and to pay tribute to the magnificent life of Christopher, I embarked on a newly realized [...]

On Behalf of Christopher, Thank You To Caregivers Around The World

2020-01-22T16:05:39+00:00January 28th, 2020|

At the Christopher Smith Foundation, we honor the life of Christopher Smith by supporting, encouraging, and expressing our gratitude to caregivers. Christopher was born with Down syndrome and lived his life with many medical and physical problems. Yet he was able to transcend the restrictions and limitations prescribed for him since birth, surrounded by the love of [...]

How Caregivers Help Those Impacted By Down Syndrome and Other Disabilities

2020-01-22T16:01:48+00:00January 22nd, 2020|

For people living with disabilities, caregivers can be an essential part of living a great life and transcending imposed social barriers. For years, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) were pushed aside. Linda Smith, the founder of the Christopher Smith Foundation, recalls that when her son Christopher was born, even the doctors who assisted [...]

Three Facts That Prove Caregivers are America’s Unsung Heroes

2022-01-26T23:22:14+00:00December 18th, 2019|

Caregivers are essential to promoting health, inclusion, and support. Caregivers perform an enormous service not only to those who they directly help but also to our entire society. However, their contributions often go unrecognized and unnoticed. This is one reason that the Christopher Smith Foundation, a Las Vegas non-profit, is committed to celebrating and honoring [...]

CSF Founder Linda Smith Discusses Her Unbreakable Bond With Son Christopher

2019-12-06T18:53:44+00:00December 8th, 2019|

The Christopher Smith Foundation was created to honor and support the work of caregivers. Caregiving services are essential to a caring, loving community that includes all of its members, including people who are ill, elders, and people with disabilities. Linda Smith, the founder of CSF, is a disability advocate whose work was inspired by the [...]

Linda Smith: Motivational and Public Speaker (video)

2019-11-14T21:07:38+00:00November 15th, 2019|

An advocate for people with disabilities and a recognized influencer of nonprofit causes, Linda Smith built one of the largest charitable organizations in the nation, and in doing so raised a half a billion dollars and inspired the giving of hundreds of millions more across the globe. Today, she shares her story of perseverance inspired [...]

IN THE NEWS: Opportunity Village founder creates foundation for caregivers

2022-01-26T23:20:48+00:00October 31st, 2019|

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL:  Longtime Southern Nevada disability advocate Linda Smith has created a nonprofit foundation to recognize and support caregivers. Smith, former chief fundraiser for Opportunity Village, said she hopes The Christopher Smith Foundation also will raise awareness of the vital role that caregivers play in our health care system. The foundation was inspired by [...]

A Tribute to Christopher Smith

2019-10-23T18:09:54+00:00October 28th, 2019|

  Christopher Smith (1970-2019) Inspired by the magnificent life and journey of my son Chris who was born with Down syndrome. He is the reasoning behind the Christopher Smith Foundation, which was founded by his mother, Linda Smith. The demand for professional caregiving is an international phenomenon. The Christopher Smith Foundation (CSF) is dedicated to [...]

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