Smile Partner Monthly giving program

SMILE PARTNERS are just like you – generous and caring people who want to make a difference in a child’s life, every single month.

Donating monthly is one of the best ways you can positively impact the lives of children who need us, and their families.  Giving monthly helps provide free, safe surgery and new smiles to children with cleft lip and cleft palate.

Laura, from Colombia.

Laura Camila Gonzalez Alvarez holding her before surgery photo

New Smiles... and so much more

Jony before surgery

For many patients, surgery is just the beginning of their smile journey.  In fact, the journey starts at birth.  We see many infants with cleft conditions shortly after they are born and well before it’s time to operate.  These infants often need help because feeding can be difficult and can lead to malnutrition.  Pre-surgical care and nutrition programs help ensure children are healthy and ready for surgery when the time is right.

Surgeons performing surgery

After surgery, many children require follow up care.  Laura (pictured top) was born with a cleft lip and palate and has been a patient her whole life.  With her mom Nancy, she first visited Operation Smile Colombia when she was just two days old. Over the years, Laura’s had five surgeries, continuous dental and orthodontic work, and ongoing speech therapy. She’s grown up to be a vibrant teenager and she’s still part of the Operation Smile family.

Doctor examining a child

We also care for families – before, during and after surgery – by supporting them with counseling, information, nutrition programs and instructional classes.  In many countries local care centres have become essential hubs for coordinating and delivering care, providing help, and offering hope – especially during the pandemic.

Why Become a Smile Partner Today?

Benefits to You

Donating monthly is easy, convenient, and helps you budget.  You can use the payment method that best suits you – credit card or automatic bank withdrawal.  We’ll keep you informed about the impact of your gifts throughout the year.

Laura Camila Gonzalez Alvarez holding her before surgery photo

Every gift makes a difference in the life of a child.

A donation of only $20 per month ($0.66 a day) will help provide one child with the free life-changing surgery they are waiting for. Many SMILE PARTNERS donate $30 or $50 per month to help even more.

Help Spread the Word

When you become a Smile Partner, you’ll receive a stylish, reusable tote bag that will help spread awareness of cleft conditions, Operation Smile and the impact you’re making by changing children’s lives around the world through free, safe cleft surgery.

Smile Partner Tote Bag
Headshot of Michael Gross - donor services

Contact Michael

Michael is standing by to take your call, sign you up, or answer your email should you have any questions about joining the SMILE PARTNER family.

Contact him by phone at: 1-844-376-4530 or (locally in Toronto at 647-952-8085)

Email him at: Michael.gross@operationsmile.org

Thank you!

Thank you so much for delivering life-saving surgery and complete cleft care to children waiting for their brand-new smiles.  They will have a brighter future ahead because of you, and they will never forget your kindness and generosity.