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Smirkus Depends on Your Generosity

Congratulations! If you made it here, you are one of the kind, visionary, jumbo-hearted people that understand the impact Circus Smirkus makes on kids and communities. And you probably like popcorn. Folks like you are decisive. You know what is important and how to make a difference.

Ways to Help


Support the Mission: Smirkus provides an experience like no other. Help create a life-changing experience of memories, friendships, and a summer of success “under the canvas.”

Scholarship and Financial Aid: Give young people the chance to discover and pursue their passions, to be introduced to new people, new skills, and new ways of self-expression, and to participate in Smirkus’ programs, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Join the Constellation of Smirkus Stars: In Summer 2022, the Big Top Tour will be back…under a brand new big top! The ceilings of Smirkus tents have been covered with stars since the very beginning, a tradition we plan to continue with our new big top. With a gift of $1,000 you can name one of those stars—showing your support for Circus Smirkus while honoring your very own circus camper, trouper, counselor, coach, or other wonderful celestial being.

Employer Matching: Check to see if your employer will match your donation. This is an easy way to increase the power of your donation through company matching.

Join AmazonSmile: Choosing to support The Circus Barn, Inc. on AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Circus Smirkus when you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon app for phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact prices, selection and shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice (The Circus Barn, Inc).

Why Give to Smirkus?

There are a tentful of reasons why Circus Smirkus is worthy of your support. With every ovation, we hear a new message – another reason that our fans are so generous:

  • The Big Top Tour has raised over $2.7 million for other non-profits. My support helps Smirkus plus schools, museums, PTO’s, organic agriculture, local business and nonprofits throughout New England.
  • I want to give back to Smirkus for all it has done for me.
  • I would seriously do anything to get in the ring myself but I think that trapeze has flown. Making a gift lets me dream a little.

But you are the important person in this conversation. We want to know what you think. Why do you give? Yes, it’s tricky. There is no right answer. The better question is, “Why not give to Smirkus?”

Every gift matters. Thank you for making yours today.


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