#GivingTuesday 2019

December 3, 2019

The Cause:
Entering its eighth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Did You Know: 
Globally, every 3 minutes a baby is born with a cleft. Smile Train has supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries, along with essential treatments beyond surgery such as nutritional support, orthodontic care, dental care, social and emotional support, and speech therapy – to ensure long-term, successful rehabilitation for patients.

Event with The Miss Universe Organization:
In celebration of the season of giving, Smile Train is partnering with The Miss Universe Organization Titleholders to decorate mirror frames for Smile Train patients who are scheduled to have cleft surgery. The frames will be given to the children so that they can display their own beautiful smiles in the frame post-surgery. 

How You Can Help:
#GivingTuesday is a day that embodies the age-old adage it’s better to give than to receive. Year after year, Smile Train supporters have embraced this international day of giving by donating and helping our local partners provide thousands of children with lifesaving cleft surgery.


After you’ve donated, be sure to let your friends and family know that you supported @SmileTrain on #GivingTuesday by posting on your favorite social media outlet. Your post will inspire others to give and will make a world of difference to children with clefts around the world.