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86 percent of goal achieved.

Fundraising Goal $500,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 346
Total Value of Gifts: $430,362.00

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The Nerd Machine has been on a passionate mission to raise funds to heal smiles. Thanks to supporters like you, in just three years, TNM has raised over $415,000 through "Conversations for a Cause," autograph signings and specialty auction items at Nerd HQ, located at San Diego’s Petco Park, during Comic Con Weekend.

Last summer, over 30,000 visited Nerd HQ and this July 24-27, we hope to break records in both attendance and support for Operation Smile. With your continued support, how many lives can we change tomorrow?
Viva La Nerdolution!

Together, We Can Change Lives

Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe. Operation Smile’s network of volunteers works worldwide to repair childhood facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates.

I hope you'll help me bring hope and new smiles to children suffering from facial deformities.

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Krista Kelley
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
Went to Comic Con this year and spentost of my fee time at HQ. thanks so much for all the swag, and to all of the fellow nerd uniting. It was an amazing time. Zach Levi, super nice guy. Thanks for almost mowing me down a few times!!!

Jenna Vento
Sun, Jul 27, 2014
Thank you once again for livestreaming your panels! I was at NerdHQ your first year and loved it. I hope I can afford to come back in person one day, but donating to OS is the least I can do as a thanks for you making this event accessible to us at home!
Its also a great organization. I'm glad you guys chose it as your charity.

Cayssie L. Lloyd
Sun, Jul 27, 2014
I just want to thank Zachary Levi and all the volunteers at NerdHQ for being such an inspiration. You truly make people want to be good!

Doralisa Dearman
Sat, Jul 26, 2014
I work in the hospital with newborns and have had the pleasure and honor to take care of cleft lip/palate babies and their families. I have watched the families emotional fluctuations and have been able to help them cope and educate them on their options in regards to fixing the cleft lip/palate. I am so incredibly moved that this is what you have chosen to fund and I thank you for being driven to do this.

Fri, Jul 25, 2014
I love the fact that every entertainment that fans have received from NERD HQ is not going in vain! It's amazing that all proceedings are going towards these children! I want to say that if it had not been for the amazing and handsome Zach Levi, I would not know about anything to do with operation smile or the panels. So kudos to Zach bringing in many, many of his fan base and making this such a successful operation! Love you.

Mark Bitela
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
From @Yoda79T This Wonderful of everyone involvd!

Wed, Jul 23, 2014
good luck this year, have enjoyed the guests on you tube vids

Sat, Jul 19, 2014
Thanks Nerd HQ for putting this event on. I am so excited to attend my first one.

Anthony January
Sat, Jul 19, 2014
Keep up the great job Zach and the Nerd HQ team. Iwant to give you a digital high five for all your efforts. See you at Nerd HQ this year.. 2014.

Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Blessed to be a blessing!

Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Once A nerd, always a nerd

Nicole Kariss Chia
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Linda Cahall
Wed, Jun 25, 2014
Thank you to Zachary Levi and friends for increasing awareness of Operation Smile and moving the work into my universe. I decided to donate monthly when I read on this page that Zac is planning his own medical mission to Honduras. As former missionary, I realize the irreplacable impact and joy of first-hand experiences such as these. All my best to Zac and his teams.

Mo Ormonde
Thu, Jun 19, 2014
Just donated $50.00 through The Nerd Machine for our Nerd001 Zac Levi in celebration of his wedding to the lovely Missy. Huge Congratulations to you both for a very happy life filled with love and laughter with lots of smiles - which hopefully my donation can help towards for a child missing a smile xx
Keep up the great work, love and peace to you all,
Mo @Mojorainbw

Miranda G.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
I love the work TNM does, KEEP IT UP!

Laura Goins
Sat, Feb 01, 2014
I just want to say thank you Zach for having this burden for this and that I pray that God blesses you for what you do! You are an amazing actor and wonderful man! Thank you for all you do! Your efforts do not go un-recognized!

Tarah Long
Mon, Dec 16, 2013
I love your mission; what a fantastic purpose! Best to you all in all you do to heal the world, one soul at a time.

Stephanie Dray (draysn)
Sun, Sep 29, 2013
In honor of Zac Levi's birthday, I planned to make a donation to Operation Smile. Seeing how close The Nerd Machine was to meeting its fundraising goal, I just had to donate more than I'd originally planned and put you over the top! So glad I could contribute to such a worthy cause as thanks to Zac for being so kind to his fans, including those he randomly runs into on a New York street (me).

Marissa Loon
Mon, Aug 26, 2013
Thank you to Operation Smile for all of the work you do! I am so happy to support such an incredible organization. I haven't yet been able to attend NerdHQ, but have heard so much about your efforts from Zac Levi and his Conversations for a Cause. I was thrilled to meet him yesterday in NYC and decided that I would make that my "Smiles for Smiles" and donate to Operation Smile. Keep up the amazing work! I look forward to contributing more in the future and hearing about all of the lives you're changing! Viva la Nerdolution!

Stefan Dunphy
Fri, Aug 16, 2013
I'm glad I could help out. This is a truly excellent cause.

Stéphanie Choquet
Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Sun, Jul 28, 2013
Every bit helps to give a child their smile back!
Thanks to Zach & the entire NerdHQ team for raising awareness & at the same time making the panels at SDCC such fun to watch from halfway across the world.

Ali A
Fri, Jul 26, 2013
Thank you Nerd Machine for all of the amazing panels and all the hard work you put in to make this event what it is. I am so happy to be in the position to be able to donate to this worthy cause, as someone who has multiple friends who have children lucky enough to have received medical treatment for clefts I feel a personal connection to what is trying to be achieved, thank you, and I can't wait to be apart of next years event, along with doing what I can over the year to continue to contribute,

Thu, Jul 25, 2013
Thank you so much to The Nerd Machine for making people aware of this wonderful organization. And for making this year's panels available online! I feel like I got to participate in the best part of Comic Con even though I didn't get to go! And I got to help change lives!

Josien (DaydreamingDays)
Wed, Jul 24, 2013
I really enjoyed the panels eventhough I wasn't there in person, but I think its wonderful that Zac has these conversations for a cause.
For giving me the opportunity to watch them from the comfort of my home it is worth a donation to Operation Smile.
Thanks Zac & the entire crew of Nerd HQ
If everyone would donate just 10 dollars to a good cause. It doesn't even have to be Operation Smile the world would be a much better place to live.

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