WHY WE STARTED

A cleft lip or cleft palate can be defined as a separation or split in the lip and/or roof of the mouth, however a simple surgery is all it takes to bring a child's smile back together. Side by Side Smiles is dedicated to helping fund families in need through Smile Train, in which all of our proceeds go directly to. For more information on how to donate, you can visit the bracelet page to purchase a handmade charm bracelet and learn more about the special meaning behind the jewelry item. We hope to motivate and inspire you to help us make a positive impact on the world. You can become a smile savior today by buying a bracelet or donating directly to the organization.

A SPECIAL NOTE FROM ONE OF OUR CO FOUNDERS

As a co-founder of this charity, I have a personal attachment to the cause behind Side by Side Smiles. When I was born, my family immediately found out that I had a cleft lip. However, I'm incredibly lucky to have access to the proper care and resources that were necessary to treat my cleft lip. After a few surgeries, I was left with nothing more than a little scar as a reminder of my cleft journey. I grew up with a completely normal childhood, but unfortunately, thousands of children are robbed of this same opportunity. I hope you can find the kindness in your heart to help us raise money and awareness for our cause.

~ Nandini