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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.

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NEW YORK, NY—June 13, 2018—The Metropolitan Movers Association (MMA), has provided...

Chicago, IL — On May 22, 2018, Smile Train received the 2018 Corporate Innovator of the...

Huntington, NY – Miami Dolphins’ Running Back and Smile Train Ambassador Kenyan Drake recently...

More than 200 medical experts from 24 African countries recently gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to...

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VR has opened a new frontier in fundraising by...

Thought Leadership
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How Seeing The Nonprofit As A Business Helps Smile Train Gro...

Susannah Schaefer, CEO of the International...

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People
Kylie Jenner Visits Children with Cleft Lip and Palate Durin...

This week, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians...

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Miss USA Deshauna Barber and Miss Teen USA volunteer with Sm...

The two young women share photos from a trip to...

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Latest Press Releases

04/19/2018

New Candid Smiles Back Philanthropic Initiative will Raise Awareness of Dental Care Inequality and Help Make Orthodontic Treatment Accessible for All

03/19/2018

Leading African Medical Experts convene in Nairobi to share key learnings related to cleft lip and/or palate treatment and comprehensive cleft care.

03/15/2018

This March, Smile Train — the international children’s charity which empowers local medical professionals to provide free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children around the world — is celebrating creating their 500,000th smile in India.