Close to My Heart loves children! They are so near to all of our hearts. That’s why Close to My Heart has teamed up with Operation Smile to make the difference in the life of a child. Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity. In 1982, Operation Smile was founded by Dr. William P. Magee Jr., a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Kathleen S. Magee, a nurse and clinical social worker. Thanks to Dr. Magee and many volunteers, thousands of children around the world have received life altering surgeries to correct facial deformities such as cleft lip and palate.
For as little as $240 Operation Smile can change a child’s life by giving the gift of a surgery. In as little as 45 minutes, one cleft lip surgery can change a child’s life forever. Since 1982, more than 115,000 children and young adults have been treated by thousands of volunteers worldwide and thousands of healthcare professionals have been trained globally.
How You can Help:
- Donate with every Close To My Heart order you place—as little as $1 or as much as you like. You can donate by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://tracyliu.tracyliu.chipin.com/operation-smile.
- Plus, a portion of EVERY stamp set sold goes towards Operation Smile!
I love this organization and I’m so proud that we can reach out to children all across the country. My personal goal is to raise at least $720…enough to pay for a surgery for 3 children. Please join me in this worthwhile cause!