A smile is charity and it is sunnah.
And indeed, what is more beautiful than the smile of a child?
Sadly, every 3 minutes, one child in the world is born with a cleft lip and cleft palate (estimated 1 in 500-750 births) , a condition where there is a gap in the mouth that didn't close during the early stages of pregnancy. Our charity of the month for September 2016, Operation Smile, is a charity founded in 1982 which provides medical assistance for cleft lip and palate patients, both children and adults, around the world.
A cleft lip and palate surgery costs as low as USD240, thanks to the generous contributions of medical professionals who volunteer their time, as well as corporations that donate critical supplies and equipment necessary for safe surgery. The charity leads missions all around the world, and has provided hundreds and thousands of free sugeries to patients in over 60 countries.
You can read heartwarming stories of patients who have successfully undergone the surgery and how the operation has transformed their lives, at the Operation Smile website here.
We have a made a donation on behalf of our September purchasers, jazakumullahu khairan for your generosity!