Only 10 shopping days left until Christmas – when searching for last-minute gift ideas, make sure to browse Operation Smile’s holiday collection of meaningful gifts that will help change the lives of children in need. Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity, launched its Holiday Giving Catalog and Holiday Greeting Card campaign, offering the opportunity to donate to a good cause while giving thoughtful gifts this holiday season.
Operation Smile’s online Holiday Giving Catalog features life-changing gifts starting at just $25 that will help children worldwide who suffer from cleft lips and cleft palates. A supporter can purchase special feeding bottles for 6 children for $30, or help pay for a child’s surgery with a donation of only $240. For $600, donors can sponsor an operating table for a day. Additional gift items include hospital outfits, warm blankets, antibiotics and pain medication, as well as the gift of a surgery in a specific area of the world such as Latin America, Asia or Africa.
A personalized card describing the gift given in a loved one’s name is free with every Holiday Giving Catalog order. Those who purchase $100-$239 in gifts will receive a handmade African necklace. For purchases of $350 or more, receive the African necklace and a hand-painted bangle from India.
When sending warm wishes and holiday greetings to family and friends, choose from one of Operation Smile’s wide variety of customizable Holiday Cards, which can all be ordered online. With 14 different holiday designs, you can create your own unique and special message, and then personalize your cards by uploading your own image inside. Twenty percent of the purchase price of each card goes directly toward a life-changing surgery for a child.
The need for quality cleft care is urgent. Every three minutes, it is estimated a child somewhere in the world is born with a cleft. One in 10 of children born with a cleft die before their first birthday. With the generous help of volunteers and supporters, Operation Smile has provided free reconstructive surgeries for more than 150,000 children worldwide. Your gift this holiday season can help make a difference.
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About Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org)
Founded in 1982 by Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile has treated more than 150,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in more than 60 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and leaves behind crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency.