As you know, our slogan has always been "Smile... Pass It On!" While we strive to create smiles through funky footwear and fun experiences, the amazing team at Operation Smile creates smiles through, well, the actual creation of smiles. They are an international children's medical charity that provides free reconstructive surgery for kids suffering from facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. They are quite literally creating smiles... and changing lives forever.
When our team at Sanuk learned that children born with clefts are often unable to eat, speak, socialize, or even smile, we knew we had to get involved. While we were excited to donate over $100,000 this year, our biggest joy came from joining Operation Smile on their most recent medical mission to Peru. Not only did over 100 children receive life-changing surgery, our crew had the privilege of hanging out with them, having fun, sharing laughs, and, of course, smiling!
Click the video tab above to check out the trailer for our new movie "A Different Reason to Smile" to learn more about our trip and about Operation Smile. While you'll have to wait until November to see the full length film, you don't have to wait to get involved and help support this great cause. By simply adding this "Smile... Pass It On!" bracelet to your order you'll be supporting this amazing cause. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this bracelet go to Operation Smile. Additionally you can make a donation for any amount by visiting www.operationsmile.org/sanuk.
For more info, photos and video about our involvement Click here.
Thank you and remember: Smile... Pass It On!