Every child deserves a smile and “The Smile Foundation” is finding new ways to help raise funds for children in need of specialised surgery.
South Africa (24 June 2020) – The Smile Foundation has spent years helping children smile their brightest smiles. The organisation provides funding for children to have surgeries that will repair birth defects.
The Smile Foundation is a South African NPO that assists children with any type of facial abnormality, to receive corrective Plastic and Reconstructive surgery within South Africa. We help children who suffer from treatable facial deformities such as Cleft Lip and Palate, burn victims, Moebius syndrome (facial paralysis) and other conditions.
At this stage in the lockdown, these surgeries are not essential so the children on their waiting list have had to wait. This has led to a massive backlog for the organisation. They are waiting for the moment these surgeries are allowed to proceed. In the meantime, they hope to raise the additional funding needed to perform all the surgeries.
“There is a dramatic need for funding during this critical time as children’s elective surgeries have been postponed during Lockdown and in effect has caused significant backlogs of these surgeries. To help alleviate the backlogs for children due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are calling on everyone to take part in giving these children the chance to smile. With your help, Smile Foundation will be able to offer these children an opportunity to live a better life. For R 100 your name will be entered into a draw to win an incredible R 100 000 cash prize.”
The Smile Foundation got creative to raise funds. They are hosting a massive raffle in the hopes that the prize will help them raise all the funding they need to work through the lockdown backlog.