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Eastern Shore Family creates Happy Crates to spread smiles and raise money for pediatric cancer research

Good to Know: Happy Crates for critically ill children
Posted at 12:00 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 12:00:12-05

CHURCH HILL — The Leonard Family of Church Hill created Happy Crates, a business that is making a difference in the lives of critically ill children.

The idea came to Lauren Leonard after her son, Darren, was diagnosed with brain cancer. She knows firsthand how a simple smile can help brighten some of the darkest days. That's why the Leonard Family is now spreading through Happy Crates. The shippable crates are full of fun gadgets and gizmos that Darren, the Chief Smile Operator of the business, approves.

Happy Crates donates crates to local area hospitals and also recently launched a line of apparel to support Alex's Lemonade Stand. Pediatric cancer research is extremely underfunded and critical in the fight to save lives of children like Darren. Darren is currently in treatment and is responding well to recent medical advancements.

If you would like to support Happy Crates and send a smile to someone who needs it, go to