Introducing The August Charity: Smile Train
Last month we chose to represent charity: water and your donations came flooding in. Thanks to your appreciated generosity, we took in nearly 315,000 Swag Bucks! Your contributions will bring enormous to help to the millions of people who don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water. We thank each and every one of you who donated, no matter how big or how small your gift was.
This month we turn our focus to Smile Train. Back in March of this year, we asked the Swag Nation what charities they were most interested in supporting. It isn’t difficult to see why Smile Train was one of the most popular suggestions.
Every child born with a cleft anywhere in the world has the opportunity to live a full, productive life.
Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly, aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job, and face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor – too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades.
Smile Train partners with hospitals, surgeons, doctors and providers of medical equipment to help providing a sustaining solution all around the world. Smile Train doesn’t just help individuals in need; they provide education and technology needed to ensure that the regions they help have everything the need in order to do their own cleft care, surgeries and more for years to come.
Please help us in supporting Smile Train and all the inspiring, life-changing work they do by donating your Swag Bucks today and all during the month of August.
Thank you in advance.