J Robinson Intensive Camps has partnered with Smile Network International, a Minnesota-based nonprofit humanitarian organization, to raise funds for providing life-changing facial surgery to impoverished children and young adults in developing countries. Donations raised by JROB campers attending every JROB Intensive Camp are matched by J Robinson Intensive Camps. In 2014 and 2015, campers raised $8,500 which was matched by our company for a total of $17,000, leading to 34 children receiving this operation. Learn more about their organization at www.smilenetwork.org/.
Smile Network International funds surgical missions and provides necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects, with a focus on cleft lips, cleft palates and other conditions requiring surgical intervention such as burns, tumors or other genetic defects. The surgeries are free of charge and are available to children who would otherwise go untreated. For as little as $500 per surgery, a child who once lived with shame will be given the gift of a happier and healthier life.