March 11, 2011

Charity of the Month for March 2011: Operation Smile - Mikey Smiles

3/11/2011 Posted by Mel Got Served
For my 2011 New Year's resolution, something I never do, I decided that each month of the year I will donate to a different charity. It's the first resolution I've ever kept and each month so far I've posted about the charity on my Tumblr, but I know many people don't follow my Tumblr so I feel like my main blog is a good place to share. At the bottom of this post, I've included links to my January and February charities so you can read about their stories.

This month, my charity to donate to is Operation Smile and towards one specific smile: Mikey Smiles. Mikey is the son of one of my closest college friend's Mike and his wife, Jamie. Mikey was born with a cleft lip and deformed nose, and since then has undergone reconstructive surgery to repair his lip and nose. According to Operation Smile it costs as little as $240 and takes only 45 minutes to make a difference with this cleft palette procedure. With just a small donation to Operation Smile, you can help. Operation Smile helps families that can't afford the surgery get this procedure done free all around the world and bring a smile to every child's face. Click the image below to donate to Operation Smile in honor of my little buddy Mikey and for all future smiles in need of a little repair.