Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities. As a partner since 1999, we have provided product donations and financial contributions because we share the belief that every child deserves access to safe, effective and timely surgical care and a future filled with hope. But the partnership goes well beyond donations.
Our partnership has done incredible things to advance healthcare through medical education. The educational programming we support has directly influenced the development of compassionate, skilled plastic surgeons throughout the world through medical mission experience. Additionally, the surgeons training program is locally focused and provides comprehensive training of new plastic surgeons through one-on-one mentorship. This program will provide several hands-on training opportunities and, as a result, foster the creation of new cleft surgeons in resource-poor countries and increase the overall surgical capacities of countries around the world.
Additionally, we sponsor groups of employees as non-medical mission volunteers who provide day-to-day support for families during this critical time. For the most recent trip in January 2017, eight employees traveled to Panskura, India. In support of this mission, we conducted a fundraiser, through which the company matched employee donations dollar for dollar. The campaign raised funding for almost 300 surgeries.
Employees along with Chairman & CEO, Kevin Lobo landscaped and cleaned the interior of a local shelter. They also provided toys for the play area and new computers to replace the lone, ailing unit used for homework and job searches.
In partnership with the Red Cross employees engaged local businesses to solicit donations.
Employees came together to organize an ice skating event for special needs children. The children were able to enjoy 3 hours of ice skating coaching, games and lunch.
Employees hosted 180 students and their teachers at the Arroyo Convention Center as part of Regalo de Amor. At the convention center, students and teachers were served snacks while enjoying musical and karaoke performances, and clown and magic shows.
Environment, Health and Safety is a shared responsibility, dedicated to identifying and eliminating hazards, managing risks, and improving the overall quality of life for our employees and community. Our collective efforts will promote a feeling of safety and security among our employees and make significant contributions toward preserving and protecting our planet.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource for members and organizations by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives.
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