Speech Pathology

Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a worldwide charity that provides surgical and rehabilitative services to repair facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. They build public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. These deformities are not simply physical conditions. Many children with these facial deformities have breathing, eating, and speaking problems due to their condition. In addition, such children are often ostracized by their community and are unable to live normal lives.

The objectives of Fredonia's Operation Smile Club are to raise money for the non-profit international organization, to raise awareness about childhood facial deformities, and relay information about the life changing services that the national organization provides. 

Club activities include annual speakers that present on various topics pertaining to the care of children with cleft lip and palate as well as representatives from the National organization that discuss mission opportunities for students and providers.  In addition, our club holds various fund raising events each year in order to contribute to Operation Smile.

President: Katherine Hilton 
Vice President: Brooke Meyers 
Treasurer/Social Media Coordinator: Mercedes Brown  
Secretary: Maddie Yochim 
International Chair: Christina Witters 


Join Operation Smile! Meetings are every Monday @ 8:30 pm on Zoom! Complete this Google form to be added to our email list so you can receive updates about fundraisers & general body meetings!

Current Fundraisers

Afrobeats Dance Class fundraiser, Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom
Come dance in Afrobeats class with Obi Asiama via Zoom!
To participate, donate $8 to our smile fund and send a screenshot of your receipt to Maddie Yochim (Yoch1846@fredonia.edu). 
A short preview of what class is like: https://youtu.be/sLSxBJu9FGQ
Cash for Cans
Take your cans and bottles to either of these locations and donate to Operation Smile!
- Can Kings located right in Fredonia on East Main street 
- Cash for Cans Redemption Center on NY-60
Tell the business that you are donating these for Operation Smile.. 
100% of the proceeds from both of these fundraisers go to giving life-changing free cleft lip and palate surgeries to children who would not have access to safe surgery without your help! 
Click Here to Donate to Operation Smile through our Smile fund!
Anything you can give will make a tremendous difference in the lives of these children. Even if it's just the price of your morning coffee, every dollar helps!

Take the next step