Operation Smile

The Mission of Operation Smile

Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Together, we create smiles, change lives, heal humanity.

Making It Happen

Operation Smile accomplishes its mission with five programs.

  • International Medical Missions
    Operation Smile coordinates more than 30 medical mission sties in 25 countries annually. Last year, medical volunteers provided free surgeries for 9,221 children through international and local in-country medical missions.

  • Chapters and Foundations

  • U.S. Care Network

  • Education

  • Student Programs

An OK Approved Charity

Operation Smile is an Operation Kids approved charity, ensuring that your donations are being used responsibly so that as many children can be helped as possible.

Join the Effort

When choosing to support Operation Smile, Close to My Heart and its Consultants choose to support children with facial deformities all over the world. Your money and time help sustain a charity that has helped over 100,000 children in the past 25 years. With your help, even more children can be helped in the years to come.

To learn more about Operation Smile visit their website.

View Operation Smile Flyer

Get Involved with Operation Smile

Close To My Heart has pledged to donate $150,000 to Operation Smile this year.  Did you know that it only takes $240 to fix the smile of one child?  This is not only a cosmetic necessity, this is a life threatening necessity.  Children born with a cleft palette are unable to nurse, and many die due to malnutrition.  Won't you please help?  To donate, you may choose to round up your order, or, click the donate button below to send your donation.



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