Dr. Russell celebrated his birthday for smiles!

Smile Champions around the world are doing creative things to help create new smiles for children waiting for cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. New smiles starts with you — what will you do?

Starting your Smile Fund is easy and fast.

Create your Smile Fund: Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft condition and many are unable to access the surgery they need. You can choose to do something about it.

Boy before surgery
Boy after surgery

Get Social: Share your Smile fund and watch the smiles roll in.

Once your Smile Fund is created, tell your friends and family about it. Use our tool kits to help spread the word via email and social media. Sit back and watch as new smiles are created!

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Realize your impact: Every $240 is a healed smile and transformed life.

We'll send the money you raise to areas around the world with greatest need for surgery and report back to you with monthly communications how you’re making a difference.

Choose your own adventure.

When it comes to inspiring donations, the possibilities are limitless. Here are some awesome ideas from a few of our favorite Smile Champions.

Her new smile starts with you.

Why Operation Smile

Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate and many are unable to access the safe, effective surgical care they need due to shortage of surgeons, medical infrastructure and affordability. At Operation Smile we believe that every child deserves exceptional surgical care regardless of where they’re born or how much money their family makes.

Learn more about Operation Smile and why we exist

Not quite ready to fundraise?

You can volunteer your time or get involved in your community and help spread awareness for Operation Smile.

Are you a student? Check out our Student Programs site to learn how you can get involved.