Make a child smile this Christmas. Smile Train repairs cleft lips and palates for children whose families can't afford the surgery.
Christmas isn't just an excuse to put up pretty lights and eat candy canes. It is a celebration of a love that changes the world.
This year, I'm sharing one thing you can do, each day for the 50 days until Christmas, to make the world a little better. Fifty ways in fifty days.
Donating to Smile Train is a great way to really make a child smile this Christmas. Every year, thousands of children are born with cleft lips or palates. A simple surgery can repair the cleft, but many families are still unable to afford it. Children with unrepaired clefts are often unable to eat or speak properly and suffer shame and isolation. Since 1999, Smile Train has provided free cleft lip and palate surgery to children from poor families in the developing world. Smile Train has provided more than 750,000 cleft surgeries to children in 87 countries around the world, giving these children a new smile and a new chance to live a full, happy, and productive life.
These surgeries take as little as 45 minutes and cost as little as $250. Your donation can change a child's life forever - please give generously!