IN THIS ISSUE:
|A Message from the Chairman of the Board|
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Alliance for Smiles is celebrating its 10 year anniversary! We have an established history of inspiring our volunteers to make huge differences in the lives of children in so many countries, and we are very proud of our work in China, Myanmar, Africa, The Philippines and Bangladesh.
Our Treatment Center Program has gone forward with five Treatment Centers being created in China and the prospect of others outside of China opening up. None of these accomplishments would have been done without hugely dedicated individuals giving of themselves, their talents, and their financial resources throughout the years.
The greatest tribute to our success remains the many lives we have changed through surgical intervention and the goodwill that has been established internationally. No one whom we have served will ever forget the kind heartedness and noble intentions of everyone who makes up Alliance for Smiles. Core to our beliefs is the necessity to work to create liaisons between our teams and local medical professionals.
As we begin our next decade, we have much to celebrate, and I want you to read the two stories in this edition of our newsletter that capsulize how we are making a difference one child at a time.
The year is drawing to an end, and I am personally asking you to consider making a donation to help us continue our work. If you cannot personally donate, please tell our stories to your families and friends so they will have the opportunity to help.
Together we can do more than change the lives of our patients and their families. We can take a step to create a world where people of many cultures and differences show they care about one another.
|Mark Your Calendars!|
|2014 Winter Holiday Party|
|On Thursday, December 4th, 2014 we will host our annual Holiday party! This complimentary evening is open to all with no RSVP necessary. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. You will also have a chance to purchase unique holiday gifts from around the world. The party is from 5pm to 8pm at our office at 2565 Third Street, Suite 237, in San Francisco. Come celebrate all of our successes this year!|
|2015 Gala Celebrating our 10th Birthday!|
|Alliance for Smiles will be holding its 10th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The date is set for April 11th, 2015. This special milestone event will honor everyone who helped us achieve so much in the past ten years. If you would like to receive a hard copy invitation to the Gala, or would like to donate an item for the live or silent auction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tables of 10 seats purchased before February 13th, 2015 will be discounted. Please consider sponsoring a table for your company, family, or friends.|
|On Sunday April 12th, 2015 (the day after the Gala) we are holding our annual Volunteer Training session. We will be covering both medical and non medical positions. Continuing Education Credits will be available for nurses. More information to follow.|