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Charity of the Month: Operation Smile

One of the most heart warming aspects of a having a child is seeing their smile every day. But sadly, there are children born who are unable. Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — 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. This is where Operation Smile steps in. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. To learn more about Operation Smile and how you can help give the gift of a smile to a child make sure to check out their website. Also, make sure to let us know how you help give the gift of a smile via Facebook or Twitter!

We love CoachArt

If you’ve checked out our Charity of the Month feature, then you know this month’s charity is CoachArt.  We’re so excited to be working with CoachArt, and if you haven’t already seen it, CoachArt clients will be attending our Baking Around the World launch party!! Even better – we’ll be donating 10% of all sales made from books at the party to the organization.

If you’re interested in becoming a CoachArt volunteer, click here.

Learn more about CoachArt and volunteering in this video!

Learn About KidSafe Seafood

It’s March, which means it’s time to introduce you to our new Charity of the Month, KidSafe Seafood! We absolutely love what this initiative is all about!

The KidSafe Seafood program highlights the connections between ocean and human health to promote a better understanding of what species and which quantities of seafood are best for children to eat. The program encourages parents to diversify their children’s diets with a variety of environmentally friendly seafood options.

KidSafe Seafood educates and empowers families to engage in sustainable lifestyles that advance both ocean and human health.

Do your children eat a lot of seafood? What types? Tell us about it on our Facebook wall!

Learn More About Our Charity of The Month

It’s the end of the month and we’re hoping you haven’t forgotten about our Charity of the Month, Share Our Strength®.  This national non-profit organization is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry®Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level.

Sign the NO KID HUNGRY PLEDGE today! What are you waiting for?