BENEFITING: Journeys Within Our Community
Gifting a smile
As part of our Community Liaison and Assistance section JWOC works with Operation Smile whenever its missions come to Cambodia.
Operation Smile is an organization that provides free operations to poor children living with cleft lips, cleft palates or other facial deformities, whose families cannot afford to have these life changing procedures.
JWOC provides both funds and support for families wishing to attend the free clinics to rectify facial disfigurement such as Cleft Lip. A JWOC member of staff accompanies the families to wherever the clinic is in Cambodia, giving both financial and moral support.
Although providing funds for bus tickets and rooms is important, it is often the moral support that families appreciate most. Many will not have left their village before, so traveling to one of the big cities to a clinic run by foreign doctors is a daunting prospect; having someone there to guide and support them through the process makes families feel much more confident. Operation Smile offers live changing opportunities, JWOC helps people take them.
For more information on JWOC's support of Operation Smile, please click here
How you can help:
- One off donation: $10 - infinity
- A complete procedure: $110
Your donation will assist in the transportation and support of one child, their guardian and a JWOC representative to an “Operation Smile” clinic in Cambodia for their required treatment .