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$500 changes a life in as little as 45 minutes

“A smile is the universal language of love.”
—Kim Valentini
“A smile is the universal language of love.”
—Kim Valentini

providing life-altering outcomes

Smile Network International is a Minnesota-based, non-profit organization that provides life altering, reconstructive cleft surgeries and related healthcare services at no charge to under-resourced children and adults across the globe. Smile Network International conducts surgical campaigns to impart dignity and quality of life to individuals whose medical needs may otherwise go untreated. For as little as $500, Smile Network is able to change a life.

the smile impact

Since 2003, Smile Network has performed thousands of surgeries in 13 countries on five continents. Our staff, volunteers, donors and supporters are passionate about giving their time, talent and resources to help improve the lives of others across the globe.

Yerevan, ArmeniaCamino de Santiago, SpainPeaks of Table Mt. Cape Town, South AfricaCalcutta,IndiaBhuj,IndiaNadyla, IndiaHanoi, VietnamMt Kilimanjaro,TanzaniaArusha,TanzaniaKjabe,KenyaMbale, UgandaPatagonia, ChileCusco, PeruInca Trail,PeruSky Lodge, CuscoLima, PeruHuanuco,PeruIquitos,PeruAmbato,EcuadorCajamarca,PeruHorseback Riding in Quito,EcuadorAzogues, EcuadorPort Au Prince,HaitiSan Felipe,GuatemalaPatzún,GuatemalaSantiago, GuatemalaTuxtla,MexicoGuerreo,MexicoCuernavaca, MexicoPuebla,MexicoQueretaro,MexicoAguascalientes,MexicoSan Luis Potosi,Mexico
Yerevan, ArmeniaCamino de Santiago, SpainPeaks of Table Mt. Cape Town, South AfricaCalcutta,IndiaBhuj,IndiaNadyla, IndiaHanoi, VietnamMt Kilimanjaro,TanzaniaArusha,TanzaniaKjabe,KenyaMbale, UgandaPatagonia, ChileCusco, PeruInca Trail,PeruSky Lodge, CuscoLima, PeruHuanuco,PeruIquitos,PeruAmbato,EcuadorCajamarca,PeruHorseback Riding in Quito,EcuadorAzogues, EcuadorPort Au Prince,HaitiSan Felipe,GuatemalaPatzún,GuatemalaSantiago, GuatemalaTuxtla,MexicoGuerreo,MexicoCuernavaca, MexicoPuebla,MexicoQueretaro,MexicoAguascalientes,MexicoSan Luis Potosi,Mexico
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Our Values

Our surgical cleft and dental campaigns achieve the best possible outcomes because we practice what we value.

+TRUST

We are honored to be visitors in your community; we respectively recognize sensitivities and listen first to understand your priorities.

+SAFETY

We put safety first in everything we do.

+QUALITY OF CARE

We strive to provide your people the same quality of care that we want for our own families.

+LEARNING

We encourage your team members to work alongside our surgical and care teams to incorporate learnings into each other's programs and practices.

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Meet Samuel

Samuel’s mother had brought her baby to the surgery site in Cusco, Peru, a year before but the boy had been too undernourished and small to qualify for surgery. Samuel’s birth defect of a cleft lip made it challenging to feed him and provide enough nourishment for him to grow. This time, Samuel’s mother waited minute after heart-wrenching minute as the staff weighed him to determine if he was healthy enough for surgery. “My heart bleeds for her,” Amy, a Smile Network volunteer, said through tears. “I know that it’s going to be a wonderful thing when it’s over, but it’s been a long, hard day for her.”
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upcoming events

Join us at an upcoming event! Proceeds from the events listed below benefit Smile Network International.

Gala 2023

June 3, 2023 5:30 pm

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