Operation Smile Facts
6435 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509
Annual operating budget: $55.6 million for fiscal year 2009
Contributed income: $57.1 million contributed income for fiscal year 2008
Mission: (From www.operationsmile.org) Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable health care systems for children and families.
About Operation Smile: Dr. William P. Magee Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, started Operation Smile after they traveled to the Philippines with a group of volunteer doctors to repair children’s facial abnormalities more than 25 years ago.
Now, the organization conducts medical missions at more than 30 sites in 26 developing countries annually, providing surgeries and supplies needed to repair cleft lips, cleft palates, tumors and other birth defects.
The organization supports programs in Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gaza Strip/West Bank, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Venezuela and Vietnam.
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