WHY WE STARTED
Thousands of children around the world are affected by clefts lips and/or cleft palates. Furthermore, 93% of these children who do not receive surgery will die before their 20th birthday. None of these kids should be forced to suffer when there is a simple solution that only costs $250. Side by Side Smiles is dedicated to helping sponsor cleft surgeries for children who cannot afford them. 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 to our fundraiser.
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. My family immediately found out that I had a cleft lip when I was born. 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. Additionally, 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.