Meet Our Team

Natalie Donation Smile volunteer in Dallas TX

Natalie Alkalay

Founder and VP of Outreach

Natalie is a student who volunteers her time to coordinate donation recipients and contact all the communities we help. In essence, she arranges for supplies to reach their destinations.

Ilan Sela Donation Smile volunteer Dallas TX

Ilan Sela

Founder, CFO and Web Developer

Ilan is a student with experience handling funds and donations in his local community. Ilan oversees web design, graphics, and computer software development.

Esther DonationSmile portrait

Esther Friedman


Experienced photographer and search engine optimization.

Head Start Plano Texas School Gets Donation of Schools Supply To Needy Kids

Plano, Texas, school children in need get school supplies donated by DonationSmile's Ilan Sela volunteer.

We'll assist you start a Drive

Getting started is simple.

  • Take a personal assessment to unlock your goal, tailored to your community preferences. 
  • Set goals, and get personalized recommendations
  • Location is essential, and 10 minutes from home is where you should keep your distance at the start. People look farther away, but typically only a small percentage will continue their mission.
  • Be fiscally responsible. What are you willing to spend? 
  • Encourages new membership
  • Have a question or need help? The DonationSmile team is there for you.

Volunteering tips from our team:

  • Find needs in your nearby area.
  • Start a small project to help you reach your goals. 
  • Stay focused.
  • Take a moment for yourself with mindfulness of your progress.

Imagine What's Possible.


Take your volunteering journey to the next level. Measure results, understand, and improve your delivery method. Each week, take strategies and support from your team members or family and friends.

North Texas Food Bank Dallas Volunteer

North Texas Food Bank Volunteers

"As the pandemic continued to cause food shortages, there was a need for volunteers. Donation Smile, Natalie Alkalay, took it upon herself to volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank. There she helped package about 1500 boxes of shelf-stable food. "Community service is essential in learning compassion, selflessness, and patience. The act of volunteering comes from within oneself; happiness does not come from receiving, but from giving."
Natalie Donation Smile volunteer Dallas TX
Natalie Alkalay
Ilan Donate Medical Supplies to Hope Clinic in McKinney, TX

Medical Supplies Donation

"I want to thank you for the masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Patients have already begun taking advantage of them! Your support for the patients of Hope Clinic is much appreciated. I hope you have a good rest of your weekend."
In Hope,
HopeClinic donate medical supplies RN ThankYou letter
Andrea Naff
Operations Manager Hope Clinic of McKinney

Masks KN96 Donation

"Our staff is very appreciative of your kind gesture towards our medical clinic as we continue to serve the underserved population throughout our community. The KN96 masks will allow us to continue practicing our safety protocols in trying to keep our employees and our patients safe during these difficult times with the pandemic. At a time where many of the supplies needed to protect against this pandemic are in shortage, this donation really comes to great use to both our patients and staff. Thank you again, Ilan Sela and Donationsmile volunteers for your support."
Hope Clinic, Garland TX​