Portraits in the Park for Operation Smile

Mini Sessions That Save Lives

a smile for a smile

Twice a year we run a day-long fundraiser for Operation Smile, where we provide 15-minute mini sessions at a local park in exchange for a minimum donation of $30 to Operation Smile.

 

The Operation Smile Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money to provide operations for children and babies around the world suffering from cleft lip and palates. The organization provides surgeries, and educational services so their work becomes self-sufficient. Fixing cleft lips and cleft palates aren’t just about looks. Many children born with this problem have a difficult time learning to feed properly, which leads to malnutrition and sometimes death. These operations help save and change lives all over the world.

 

Each operation costs $240, so by offering 15-minute mini-sessions for at least $30 we can raise enough money to pay for an operation every two hours! What you decide to donate is up to you, but we ask that it be at least $30 so we can reach our goal.

Click here to check and see if we have a Portraits in the Park for Operation Smile Event Coming up!

Can't make our next fundraiser? Click here to make a donation to our OneSmile Campaign and help us PASS our goal!

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From the website for Operation Smile

"Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle-income countries.

 

At Operation Smile, we're more than a charity. We're a mobilized force of international medical professionals and caring hearts. Operation Smile is a pioneer in advocating for the importance of safe surgery in resource-poor environments and is the largest surgical charity of its kind, leading research into the causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, and its prevention, treatment and eradication."

For more information on Operation Smile and how they help children with cleft lips/palates please visit
 

1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Recommended Seasons:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

$15 Permit Required

RINGWOOD MANOR

SKYLANDS MANOR & BOTANICAL GARDEN

5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Recommended Seasons:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

$15 Permit Required

THE GROUNDS FOR SCULTPURE

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

Recommended Seasons:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

$25 Permit required

ASBURY PARK

CONVENTION HALL

1300 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Recommended Seasons:

Fall, Spring, Summer

No permit required

VAN SAUN COUNTY PARK

216 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652

 

Recommended Seasons:

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

$25 Permit required with 2 weeks advanced notice

WOOD DALE COUNTY PARK

100 Prospect Ave., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

 

Recommended Seasons:

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

$25 Permit required with 2 weeks advanced notice

VERONA PARK (BOATHOUSE)

Porcello Lane, Verona, NJ 07044

Recommended Seasons:

Fall, Spring, Summer

No permit Required