By donating $1000 you can give the miracle of a new life to a child in need.
Treat Teach Transform
All over the world children born with cleft lip and palate anomalies suffer physically and emotionally. They may become malnourished and are prone to ear infections and hearing loss. Often times, they experience upper-respiratory problems or speech and dental difficulties; many need multiple operations and long-term treatment. They commonly endure isolation and ridicule. Sometimes they are abused, abandoned or even killed. For many families access to surgical care is scarce or unaffordable. Alliance for Smiles offers these children and families hope for a bright future.
To forever improve the lives of children and communities impacted by cleft by providing free comprehensive treatment, while building local capacity for long-term care.
Our Impact 2004-2020
You Can Help!
Alliance for Smiles is a volunteer driven organization that relies on financial contributions to continue the work that we have started. Your compassion is what creates a new chance at life for the child, the family, and the community at large. There are so many ways to contribute!
Click Featured Campaigns Below for More Information
Donating $500 covers the screening and clinic costs for 25 patients.
$250 provides food and lodging for families while they are with us.
$100 helps provide post-operative nursing care & family education.
$50 covers the cost of a dental exam & teeth cleaning for a child.
From the Blog
We recently lost Dr. Wolf Losken, a dedicated Alliance for Smiles surgeon and educator. Wolf volunteered on many surgical missions, and was...
Missions & Events
Thank you for your interest in our upcoming medical missions.
Due to the continuing Coronavirus Pandemic we have suspended all international trips for now. But to further our mission of building local capacity for long-term cleft care, we are currently working with our international partners to develop a Virtual Education Initiative. Click Here to Read More.
We hope to resume in-person medical missions in 2021, and are preparing for trips to the following locations: Bangladesh, Congo, Egypt, Guatemala, Honduras, and Myanmar. We will update this page as we know more.
For current information about travel during the global COVID-19 pandemic please visit the CDC website.
Please stay safe and healthy!
You just can’t imagine how happy I am right now. Can pronounce clearly, not being teased by anybody…so happy! I feel so blessed living a normal life, like normal people in a normal condition. And it all happened because of you! I will never forget you as kind individuals. Thank you, thank you, thank you… with love and kisses from my heart.
Although I don’t know your names, when I see your smile I can feel your love. You are so kind, so sincere, and I am so touched. There is actually love in this world, and individuals are not as selfish and cold-hearted as I believed. We were neither friends nor relatives, yet you came so far to help me. I just can’t put into words how touched I am.
I was so very worried about my child, Somiya. You have helped us a lot by coming here. I and my family are very grateful to you for this, so much that we are out of words. We will remember you till the last days of our lives.