Looking for more ways to help Operation Smile?
We need community volunteers to mobilize their friends and family to sew, collect or prepare specific supplies that we need on our medical missions. You can help by making these items yourself, or leading a collection at your office, school or place of worship. When generous hearts come together, everyone can help heal children’s smiles.
After receiving life-transforming surgery, each child receives a Smile Bag bursting with goodies - the perfect gift to cheer up a healing child. Smile Bags are filled with small-sized personal care items plus toys, stickers and a mirror to see their new smile. We need community volunteers to collect the personal care items and sew cloth Smile Bags. Please ship empty Smile Bags. Operation Smile has a volunteer staff that fills the Smile Bags which ensures that each child on the same medical mission receives the same items.
Child Life Therapy Supplies
The Operation Smile Child Life Station is a place where children can relax and play before the surgery experience. To help with screening, pre-surgical and post-surgical play therapy, we will accept new and gently used stuffed animals, arts and crafts supplies, liquid bubbles and other toys. At the completion of the medical mission, these items are donated with the hospital pediatric departments for future use.
Few things give more comfort to a child in a hospital than a warm, soft blanket. Community volunteers can help provide blankets for children receiving an Operation Smile surgery. For some, this will be the first blanket they’ve ever owned! This project is a wonderful way to provide warmth and comfort for the children of Operation Smile.
For children who’ve never even seen a doctor, a visit to the hospital can be scary. Smile Dolls are used by the Child Life Therapists to alleviate the fear of anesthesia masks, stethoscopes and needles while communicating about their medical procedures. If you can sew, we need community volunteers to make Smile Dolls for our medical missions.
Finished with your service project?
When your collection is completed, please post them to
Operation Smile Foundation
29/1 Piya Place Langsuan Tower,
Unit 13A/2, 13th Floor, Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
It is important, when organizing your collection that no items contain religious symbols or markings that may offend our international patient’s cultural beliefs. We also do not accept toys related to war or violence, such as guns, military action figures, etc.