Cleft lip and cleft palate are facial and oral malformations that happen early in pregnancy. This happens while the baby is developing inside the mother and there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area and the tissue that is available does not join together properly. It causes issues at birth itself as children cannot feed, are malnourished and many of them die. It also causes speaking issues, and hearing problems and has a facial disfigurement aspect.
Operation Smile's mission in India is to deliver life-changing facial reconstructive surgery to children suffering from cleft lips and palates, ensuring they have access to safe and timely treatment. In addition to these surgeries, Operation Smile is deeply committed to bolstering healthcare systems across the country. These investments focus on building capacity and empowering partner hospitals to deliver safe and top-quality patient care.
JOIN US IN GIVING A CHILD A BRIGHTER SMILE.
This campaign will help more children like Baby Paradhi. After the campaign ends, the raised money be given directly to Operations Smile. Once the money is given, they will use it to save the life of a child by performing cleft lip surgery at Operation Smile India’s Durgapur Cleft Center, Kolkatta, and share the details with me. I shall then send you an update about the child we have transformed so that you know where your money has gone.
IF YOU FUND INR 42,200, YOU GIFT A SMILE TO A CHILD
All funding has 80G tax benefits.
My name is Mannat Talwar. I am 16 years old and in Grade 11 at DPS RK Puram, New Delhi.
Cleft lip and cleft palate are conditions that can affect a child's ability to eat, speak, and even smile. Operation Smile's mission is to transform the lives of these children by giving them a chance at a brighter future filled with smiles and opportunities. By donating to Operation Smile in lieu of giving me a gift, you'll be helping to transform the lives of children who deserve a chance at a better life.
Every donation, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the lives of these children.
Your generosity and support would mean the world to me and would make this milestone birthday truly special. I believe that together, we can make a positive impact and bring smiles to the faces of children in need.
Thank you so very much for considering my request and joining me on this compassionate journey. I look forward to celebrating my birthday with you and sharing the joy that comes from giving back.
With love and gratitude, Mannat.
#GiftASmile #OperationSmile #Sweet16withImpact
ABOUT OPERATION SMILE INDIA CHARITABLE TRUST:
Operation Smile in India provides life-changing facial reconstructive surgery to children with cleft lips and palates, addressing a critical gap in global healthcare. They also invest in strengthening healthcare systems nationwide, enabling partner hospitals to offer high-quality care. With over 250 volunteer medical professionals, they've treated over 42,000 patients in 19 years. Their six comprehensive care centers across India offer a complete suite of services, including speech therapy, nutrition counseling, dentistry, and orthodontics, ensuring holistic support for children with cleft conditions.
OPERATION SMILE INDIA'S DURGAPUR CLEFT CENTER:
The above picture shows the facade of IQ City Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, the home of Operation Smile India’s Durgapur Cleft Center.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the NGO, Operation Smile is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT Act. Foreign funding is NOT accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET:
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from Operation Smile ( this takes between 2 to 3 months usually after the funds are raised & transferred to them) telling me who benefitted from the funding. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign and will be in a format like the one below. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. Click on the link in the email and you can read about which child benefitted. That's transparent, right?
Will we get to know the details of the child who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Operation Smile India Charitable Trust. They will update on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report in the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd account details are as below
BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Limited.
BRANCH: Koramangala( Main Branch). City: Bengaluru - 560095.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50200013106778
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000053
Please draw a cheque in favor of "Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd", and deposit the cheque into the Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd HDFC Bank account (any branch across INDIA). After you deposit the cheque, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com with the following funder information.
1) Name of Funder:
2) Full address with PIN code:
3) Telephone/Mobile no and Email ID:
4) PAN of funder:
5) Cheque number:
6) Amount funded:
7) Whose campaign are you funding? (Name of the person OR campaign number/ID):
After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s s concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream is a crowdfunding site and platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on a FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.