Happyness is a choice. For us, it’s not just a tagline.
It’s a way of looking at the world and our place in it. Zumasys is committed to partnering with people and organizations that help improve the lives of others in our local community and around the world.
Today we’re announcing a new partnership with Operation Smile, an international medical charity that performs safe and effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery and offers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies for children in low- and middle-income countries.
We were first introduced to Operation Smile by this year’s Zumapalooza keynote speaker Shawn Achor. As we learned more about it, we found an organization that is quite literally spreading “happyness” one smile at a time.
The numbers are shocking: 1 out of every 700 children in the world have a facial or palate deformity known as a “cleft lip.”
For these children, a smile–the simplest expression of happiness–is an embarrassing and painful ordeal. They are often excluded by their classmates and friends, even abandoned by their families and left to fend for themselves.
Operation Smile helps children with facial deformities find acceptance and happiness around the world. By raising money to help fund corrective surgery, Operation Smile is giving these children a chance at a better life. Just $240 will pay for a child’s surgery and make a lasting difference in their lives.
Zumasys has already raised over $10,000 to support Operation Smile in giving the gift of a smile to children all over the world. Through Happyness is a Choice, you can choose to help a child in need by donating whatever you can afford. Together we can make a difference.
You can donate online through the Happyness is a Choice OneSmile page.
Be sure to check out Operation Smile’s blog for amazing stories about the work they do around the world, spreading “happyness” with a smile.