THE OPERATON SMILE : Transforming Children’s Lives Through Surgery

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives. “As an international charity for children, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on all of the faces we help. At Operation Smile, we’re more than a charity. More than an NGO. We’re a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. That’s where we come in as one of the top charities providing much needed surgical services.

Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.” As one of the most prominent charities for children in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, Operation Smile is able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future.

If you are looking to make a difference on a child’s life, Operation Smile is one of the best charities to donate to. Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteerism shown by supporters, they heal thousands of children per year. With your help, how many lives can change tomorrow.  Operation Smile’s mission, key differentiators and history, makes the  organization stand out among the top charities around the world. Learn how they are unique from other children charities by watching the video and clicking on the link bellow.