$1,000,000 Matching Donation for Operation Smile

operation smile matching donationDouble Your Power to Help: Matching Gift Challenge

 

Imagine two young girls feeling outcast by society simply because they were born with cleft lips and cleft palates. They just want to eat and speak normally. To go to school. To smile.

 

Instead, they have trouble eating – and are greeted with taunting stares by strangers on the street.

 

Now imagine if you could transform BOTH girls’ lives with just ONE gift.

 

Today you can-through Operation Smile’s Matching Gift Challenge. When you give by June 15, your gift doubles in impact to help twice as many children get the life-changing surgeries they desperately need.

 

This amazing opportunity is possible because a generous friend has graciously offered Operation Smile $500,000 and asked us to challenge our donors to match it. That means your gift of $20 becomes $40. $100 becomes $200. Any amount you send goes twice as far to heal children who suffer from cleft lip or cleft palate.

 

You’ll help children like Vivian and Victoria, twin sisters born with cleft lips and cleft palates in Quixadá, Brazil.

 

Because the twins lived in poverty, their single mother was unable to pay for the surgery they needed. For years they lived with the taunts and stares of strangers. And every harsh glance they received broke their mother’s heart.

 

“I thought only my children had the deformity,” she says.

 

Then, one day she learned that Operation Smile was giving free surgeries in Fortaleza, Brazil, many miles away. Desperate, she took the girls there with the hopes of getting them healed.

 

Thanks to caring friends like you, their hopes were granted.

 

Operation Smile put the family up in a local shelter and arranged transportation for them so they could receive their free surgeries.

 

Please take advantage of this opportunity to double the impact of your donation and bring twice the number of smiles to children in need.

 

SUMMARY:

Fund Amount: $1,000,000

Expiring Date: 12/31/2013

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