Tense for a Reason

July 28, 2007

The Smile Train’s Mission (Post #6)

Filed under: Blogathon, Smiles — Tense @ 10:30 am

I pulled this straight from The Smile Train’s website, since I figure they can tell y’all better than I can what they’re all about.

This is our mission:
-To provide free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries.
-To provide free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals.

Until there are no more children who need help and we have completely eradicated the problem of clefts.

What Makes The Smile Train Different:

  • Focused on a single problem: cleft lip and palate.
  • Teach a man to fish: we empower local doctors in developing countries.
  • 100% of your donations used for programs.
  • The lowest cost per surgery of any cleft charity.
  • Best safety and quality record amongst cleft charities.
  • We bring your donations to the poorest countries on earth which magnifies the impact.
  • We help children in 71 of the world’s poorest countries.

Look at that third bullet point: 100 percent of your donation goes to the kids who need it.  I think that’s what impresses me most about this charity.  …Not to mention the precious smiles they help to create.  Anyone who comes this way can help too… It’s not too late to donate.

China baby before       China baby after

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1 Comment »

  1. Smile Train is a brilliant project!

    Comment by Crafty Green Poet — July 28, 2007 @ 3:17 pm


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