Working at LNE Consulting means the opportunity to participate in philanthropic events on a monthly basis. This month, the efforts of our Hollywood team were geared towards fundraising for Operation Smile. We’ve collaborated with this impressive organization since 2010. If you’re unfamiliar with the cause, you can read more it here.
In a nutshell, this fantastic non-profit organization facilitates surgeries for children with facial deformities such as cleft lips. A life-changing surgery costs only $240, a relatively small price to pay, at least by American standards — yet, this fee is often unaffordable to families living in the poorest third of the global population. This is all the more reason that we feel compelled to contribute to such a cause.
Saturday, June 25th, was Day of Smiles, a national day of fundraising for Operation Smile. The funds raised during the annual event thus far have been used to sponsor four medical missions to Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico. Amazingly, 3,000 children have received surgeries, thanks to this event, specifically.
LNE Consulting teamed up with two local marketing firms to raise money and awareness for the cause throughout the South Florida region. Staff, friends, and family gathered at our office for breakfast and a kickoff session. We put on our turquoise Operation Smile branded shirts and divided ourselves up, with each group pledging to collect a certain amount for their team. We headed out to Hollywood Beach, Ft. Lauderdale Beach, and Dania Beach with a lot of energy and excitement.
The day ended as we had hoped: with a huge pile of cash on Julie’s desk. Our fundraising for the day totaled $1,617.73, enough to change the lives of almost seven children. This brings our grand total to $3,228.50 so far this year for Operation Smile. That’s 13 surgeries, and counting…
Our team at LNE Consulting is grateful to be in a position to be able to give back to others. It’s hard to bear the thought that a child is born with a cleft lip or palate every three minutes. We are committed to raising money to help children around the world have the opportunity to smile and live happy, successful lives.
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