Operation Smile is a charity organization for children – donate non profit
Operation Smile is a charity organization for children – donate non profit
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How Your Support Helps

Every dollar counts. Every gift helps change the life of a child who is suffering from a cleft lip or cleft palate.

Your gifts transform lives

  • $240 can help provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. This surgery can change a child's life forever and can take as few as 45 minutes.

  • Contributions in excess of surgical costs are invested into our sustainability programs, which empower our partner countries to treat more children on their own.

  • Operation Smile has more than 5,400 credentialed medical volunteers in over 80 countries who are ready to donate their time and talent. Your gifts help send them to countries where desperate children are waiting to be healed.

Your gifts help us teach and train healthcare professionals

  • We have a worldwide network of teaching hospitals and university partners, including Duke University, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and many others.

  • Your gifts help support our life-support training programs worldwide. Today, Operation Smile is authorized by the American Heart Association to function as a global and mobile International Training Organization.

  • Our Physicians' Training Program (PTP) brings doctors and nurses from around the world to the United States for advanced training in their specialized fields.

Your gifts build awareness and leadership

  • Our International Foundations and U.S. Chapters raise funds, recruit volunteers and raise awareness on a grassroots level.

  • With your support, Operation Smile continues to lead the way in providing free, safe surgeries worldwide as well as related medical care.

  • 900 Operation Smile Student Clubs and associations in the United States and around the world build awareness, conduct grassroots fundraising and educate students about values of commitment, leadership and volunteerism.

  • The World Care Program brings children and young adults to the U.S. and other countries for surgeries that are too complicated to be performed during in-country surgical missions.

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Children with cleft conditions are waiting - You can help.

How We Got Started

Our first mission to the Philippines.