Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children from more than 60 countries. We visited the headquarters right here in Virginia Beach and filled Smile Bags, small gifts of hygiene products and fun toys for children to have after surgery.  
Operation Smile provides Smile Bags to each child who receives surgery for a cleft lip or cleft palate. You, too, can help by donating the items needed for these bags, make the bags yourself, and filling them to be used right here in our city and also worldwide.  Click here for details about how to make bags and give these children a good reason to show off their new smiles!