Our chosen charity for 2022: Smile Train
Smile Train is an international children’s charity and the first cleft-focused organization with a true model of sustainability.
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. They advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children's lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, and speak.
Beyond surgery, local partners also provide speech therapy, psychological support, nutritional services, orthodontics, and other essential forms of care to ensure that children with clefts have everything they need to not just live, but thrive. The sustainable model makes Smile Train more efficient and effective than mission-based organizations, as Smile Train’s patients can receive care 365 days a year.
In the last 21 years, they have supported safe and quality cleft care for 1.5+ million children across 90+ countries, and with the generous support of donors, their work will continue until every child with a cleft has access to the high-quality care they need.
Join them in changing the world one smile at a time! Visit the Smile Train website.