Creating Smiles,
Improving Lives

Sponsor a Child

Each medical mission trip provides surgical and post-surgical care at no cost for 50+ children born with cleft lip and/or palate. Austin Smiles serves predominantly lower-income children with cleft lip and/or palate in Central Texas and Latin America. Thanks to people like you, together we can Create Smiles and Improve Lives.

Providing a Continuum of Care

Contrary to popular belief, children who are born with cleft lip and/or palate may need multiple surgeries and services in their adolescence depending on the severity of their cleft. Although the first surgery on the lip is the most visibly transformational, a continuum of care is necessary to keep children healthy as they grow. Early surgeries focus on mitigating or eliminating the associated fundamental eating, hearing, breathing, and speech problems. Into adulthood, children born with cleft lip and palate may need further dental care, palate revisions, jaw surgery, rhinoplasty’s, or other secondary operations.

Your sponsorship of a child today allows us to continue to treat children each year in our partner hospitals and ensure each child and their family has access to necessary surgical and postsurgical care.

How You Can Help Internationally

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$1000

Provides a life-changing surgery for 4 children

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$500

Provides a life-changing surgery for 2 children

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$250

Provides a life-changing surgery and care for
one child

How You Can Help Locally

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$1000

Your donation will ensure that 4 children born with cleft lip/palate have access to social & emotional programming and special needs assistance.

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$500

Your donation will ensure that 2 children born with cleft lip/palate have access to social & emotional programming and special needs assistance.

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$250

Your donation will provide 5 babies with a Cleft Care package including an Austin Smiles welcome packet, specialty Dr. Brown’s bottles, a onesie, diapers and a Cuddles for Cleft teddy bear.

Sponsor a child in need, and profoundly change a child’s future!
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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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About Cleft Lip and Palate

Learn more about the needs of children born with this condition

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Volunteer with Us!

Check out the many ways you can get involved with Austin Smiles

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Our Medical Mission

Austin Smiles goes on 2-3 medical mission trips annually