We are also hosting an on-line blogging effort called Share A Smile Project. You can find more information about that here http://ejoym.blogspot.com/2012/02/share-smile.html
Who is 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, and heal humanity.
Operation Smile® fulfills 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
- Student Programs
Here are two more stories . . .
MING, 6 YEARS OLD
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Four-year-old Cam Ly has a beautiful smile that shines with joy and hope. But it wasn’t always so.
She was born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate to poor farm laborers in Vietnam. Her parents loved her deeply, but they were distraught.
Cam Ly was their first child, and the only one in their village with such a deformity. They wanted a good life for her, but getting the surgery she needed seemed impossible. They would never be able to afford it.
Then, they heard about Operation Smile and took Cam Ly to our medical mission in Ho Chi Minh City. After surgery, Cam Ly’s face was transformed and her smile was healed. She now has a chance at a full and happy life.
So what does this have to do with you and with Broken Treasures? Glad you asked! :)
A friend and I are hosting our second fundraising crop in Southern Lancaster County, PA on Saturday, February 4th from 9am until 9pm and all profit (ALL PROFIT) is being donated to Operation Smile!
The cost of this event is $40 and includes table space, a new Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book, three meals, snacks and drinks. We will offer table space for digital scrapbooking as well and FREE classes on Studio J. There will also be options for other card making classes for a small fee. All profit and any donations will go to help change a child's view on life.
As a Mama of three small children my heart breaks at the thought of a child hiding behind a doll because of the way they look! Only $240 will give a child the confidence he or she needs with a life-changing operation. Will you help give a child a smile? How can you help?
- Come to our crop event (e-mail me at alwaysdeeper at hotmail dot com [remove spaces]) Details can be found here Creatin 4 A Cause Operation Smile All Day Crop Event.
- Tell your friends and family about this event - spread the word via your blog, facebook page, twitter, etc.
- Donate directly to Operation Smile HERE