Operation smile, they love to see joy in children faces. Healing children’s smiles. Making the world a better place. At Operation Smile, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on children’s faces. We’re more than a charity. More than an NGO. We’re a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. More than 200,000 children are born with a severe cleft condition each year — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life. That’s where we come in. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided free surgeries to children in more than 50 countries, healing their smiles and bringing hope for a better future. Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteerism shown by our supporters, we heal thousands of children per year and, today, more than 135,000 girls and boys have a new chance at a new life because of our work. With your help, how many lives can we change tomorrow?
For nearly 20 years, Tripura Foundation has been committed to abolishing extreme poverty. Through programs designed to eradicate hunger, educate our children, and empower women & girls, we seek to end the cycle of extreme poverty once and for all. Tripura Foundation was founded in 1989 and is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The founder of the organization, Dr. Baskaran Pillai, felt the need to create a service organization that would alleviate the suffering of people living in abject poverty; those who experience the most severe forms of limitation. To help improve the quality of life for the poverty stricken, we have developed a three-pronged approach to service. First, we recognize the need to provide people with basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter. Then we must provide education to nurture their awareness, creativity and capability to create a brighter future for themselves. Finally, we must provide income opportunities to improve their standard of living. In this way, we can help people to exit the vicious cycle of poverty that has ensnared their lives. Tripura Foundation’s work is made possible by the generosity of donors, foundations, volunteers and friends – all joined together in the spirit of selfless service.
The Mississauga Food Bank is the largest food distribution program in Mississauga, Ontario supporting over 12,000 clients each month through over 30 member agencies, including the city’s seven food banks. The Mississauga Food Bank no longer provides food & to clients, but sources, manages and distributes 2.4 million pounds of food each year valued at over $6 million. Food is sourced through corporate and individual donations, sponsorships, and through our collaborative membership with the http://www.oafb.ca Ontario Association of Food Banks “http://www.foodbankscanada.ca/” Food Banks Canada. The Mississauga Food Bank sources, warehouses, and distributes 2.4 million pounds of &food each year valued at over $6 million through its growing network of recipient agencies. Food is sourced through corporate and individual donations, sponsorships, and through our collaborative membership with the Ontario Association of Food Banks and Food Banks Canada.