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Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft charity. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery not only provides a child with a new smile, but also a fresh opportunity for a full and productive life. Smile Train is dedicated to generating awareness of the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts in the developing world. To read more about how Smile Train is changing the world one smile at a time, feel free to browse through some of our press coverage below.

Smile Train In The News

Corporate Communications
Teen Vogue
Kylie Jenner Reveals Smile Lip Kit

This is one Lip Kit you definitely shouldn’t miss...

Get an Exclusive Look Inside Lucy Hale’s “Life-Changing” Tri...

After Hale asked for donations to the charity...

Thought Leadership
Cleft surgery boosts economy, gives developing nations reaso...

Reuters tells the story of Kodjo who was born...

Thought Leadership
Inside Philanthropy
Compelling and Tangible: Inside Smile Train's Powerful...

Smile Train's CEO has an interview with Inside...


Latest Press Releases


Brinkley Presents Check, on Behalf of Skincare Line, to Smile Train CEO for Nearly $75,000 to Support Cleft Surgery for Children Around the World



Dr. Brown’s is proud to announce its partnership with Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity. Through the partnership, a portion of proceeds from Dr. Brown’s Specialty Feeding System will fund Smile Train’s efforts – helping to provide free surgery for 100 children with clefts, giving them not only new smiles, but the opportunity to live healthy lives.


From now through December 31, Smile Train will strive to raise enough funds to Give Smiles to 2,017 children with clefts. Leveraging the latest in cutting-edge technology, Smile Train is officially launching a new fully-digital, social fundraising platform on #GivingTuesday with the goal of raising the funds for 33 smiles on that day.