What is the SMILE Club?
The SMILE Club is for pregnant and breastfeeding moms who are active in WIC. Club members can collect points for keeping WIC and doctor appointments, participating in home visits, going to parent classes, going to breastfeeding classes and other activities. Club members will gain opportunities to collect points for baby items while keeping themselves and their babies healthy. Club members will be encouraged to discuss breastfeeding with WIC staff and their doctors.
How do I join?
If you are active in WIC, go to your WIC office to join. If you are not active, call for an appointment and you can join after your appointment is completed. You will fill out a registration form and a release of information so that the organizations can share the number of points collected and redeemed.
When can I join?
Between May 16, 2019 and June 30, 2019. Enrollment closes after June 30, 2019.
What do I get when I join?
All SMILE Club members will get a membership kit with all the information you need to start collecting your points. A WIC staff member will answer all your questions and explain the club guidelines.
How do I redeem my points?
You will visit the SMILE store at the WIC Burton location or at Educare. Present your punch card and they will help you shop. You will receive a new punch card so that you can continue collecting points for your next store visit.
What other kinds of things can I do to collect points?
Members can also collect points if dad or partner goes to the doctor with mom, or if dad participates in fatherhood activities. Using SMILE Facebook/Instagram, using the WIC Client Connect app, doing word searches, are some easy ways to collect points.
Yes! All women can breastfeed successfully. Members will notice you get points for breastfeeding your baby and the longer you breastfeed, the more points you collect! We hope that all moms will get enough breastfeeding information so that they will feel comfortable trying to breastfeed. There is lots of support in Flint and Genesee County for moms who breastfeed!
For more information about the SMILE Club, call (810) 237-4607.