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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.”

The Resilient and Ready Campaign: The goal of the Resilient and Ready Campaign is to raise $100,000 to help us bounce back from the losses of this summer, and to prepare for a brighter time down the road.

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.

Buy A Brick: Pave the way (literally!) to Smirkus Camp by buying a brick inscribed with a personalized message to be installed in the walkway to the new dorms. Brick sales provide an enduring gift to Smirkus campers.

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.