Our Mission

Austin Smiles – The Austin Plastic Surgery Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable surgical and post-surgical care to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate both in Central Texas and Latin America.

1 in 700 children are born with a cleft lip or palate

$250 covers the cost of one life-changing surgery

150 volunteers annually will change a child’s life forever

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Since 1987 Austin Smiles has provided life-changing services to children born with cleft lip and palate

Children with cleft lip and palate often face one or more health and developmental complications without proper treatment. These complications include difficulties in feeding, speech, breathing, and hearing as well as compromised oral health and frequent ear infections. Austin Smiles believes every child born with a cleft lip or palate deserves access to life-changing care.

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 Featured fundraiser

Wish Upon A Smile 2024 – Nov. 9th

 Join us for a night under the stars, featuring the most spectacular sunset views in town, and a musical performance by Bob Schneider. Benefitting Austin Smiles mission!

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Our next Mission – June 2024

Veracruz 2024

Austin Smiles is heading to Veracruz, Mexico! Our team of 35+ volunteers will provide surgical and speech care for children in need!

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Local program highlight

Spring Family Fun Day

Our Spring Family Fun Day event provides Central Texas families undergoing cleft lip and palate treatment the opportunity to spend quality time with other families who are facing similar challenges. Our families are invited to share a morning of fun at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm