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Christmas Smiles

Every year, LIFE Outreach International provides corrective surgeries for children in need.

Children who suffer with severe cleft palate or cleft lip are given the gift of a beautiful smile through surgery! This gift extends far beyond new smiles; the corrective surgeries offer lifelong health benefits to children who otherwise would have difficulty eating or breathing properly.

Together with our friends and partners, LIFE has provided these surgeries throughout the years in cases where children with the most severe cases of cleft lips and cleft palates had no other hope for medical care. 

Without corrective surgeries, many children face lifelong difficulties. Some even face malnutrition due to complications caused by cleft palate. Devastatingly, parents and families in developing countries will often abandon these precious little ones because of their facial disfigurements and expensive health issues.

Now in our 16th year of the Christmas Shoes and Smiles campaign, we are so thankful for your help that changes lives with corrective surgeries for cleft palates and cleft lips.

For many children in need, the hope for this surgery is something completely out of reach.

But through your generous gifts, you can help give a child a gift of hope for a better future, an immediately improved quality of life and a new smile this Christmas!


Thank you for your contribution, which is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  If funds exceed the specific need of a project, or due to unforeseen circumstances the project cannot be completed, they will be used for similar purposes or other outreaches of LIFE such as Mission Feeding, Rescue LIFE, Water for LIFE, and The LIFE TODAY program. While every effort will be made to apply your gift according to an indicated preference, if any, LIFE Outreach International has complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds.  We thank God for you and appreciate your support.

LIFE Outreach International is a longtime member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).