The Nerd Machine

The Nerd Machine


89 percent of goal achieved.

Fundraising Goal $500,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 442
Total Value of Gifts: $444,960.00

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Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or a cleft palate. A child with a cleft has twice the odds of dying before their first birthday. Those who survive may have difficulty eating, speaking, hearing or breathing properly. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford the surgeries they need to live a productive life.

That's where Operation Smile comes in as the largest volunteer-based medical charity providing free cleft surgeries. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided over 220,000 free surgeries for children and young adults. Their work creates a lasting global impact. Operation Smile trains local doctors in developing countries and strengthens healthcare systems so more children in some of the poorest areas in the world can be treated.

The Nerd Machine believes that every child deserves access to safe, quality surgical care and is thrilled to return as the Title Sponsor of Operation Smile's 2015 Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge in Park City. In as little as 45 minutes, one cleft lip surgery can change a child's life forever. With your help, how many lives can we change tomorrow?

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.

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

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Print out a form, enclose your donation, and send to:

Operation Smile
3641 Faculty Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

A gift made through this appeal represents a gift to the entire Operation Smile mission. To help the most children, we use your gift where it can do the most good by pooling it with the gifts of others.