Everyone can help

Make someone smile

Operation Smile helps all children

How to

Support Operation Smile


Donate Cash

Your donation of any amount means hope and health for a child born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Help give a smile today with your once-off donation … or give monthly to support a child through surgery and beyond.

Sponsor teddy

Sponsor a teddy

For just R100 monthly, sponsor a teddy and support a child through life-changing surgery, and ongoing cleft care.

Donate medical consumables

Donate Gifts in Kind

We gratefully accept donations of medical consumables and other useful items, as well as services to support our medical and administrative teams. Please email [email protected] to discuss and arrange for drop-off or collection.



Volunteers are the life-blood of our organisation … giving selflessly of their time and skills to help children born with cleft conditions. Find out more by clicking the button below.

Corporate sponsorships

Get your Business Involved

No matter how big or small your company is, partnering with Operation Smile South Africa offers real benefits. Not only will you help transform the lives of patients and their families, you’ll also build a stronger brand and encourage employee engagement.

Fundraise for us

Fundraise for Smiles

Passionate about running, cycling, swimming or paddling? Or challenges like bungee jumping and skydiving? Add an extra dimension to your sporting challenges by using them as a platform to raise funds for Operation Smile.

Donate in lieu of a gift

Donate in Lieu of a Gift

Celebrate a loved one’s birthday or another special occasion by making a donation in their honour. Knowing they’ve helped give a child a new smile will mean so much – and we’ll email them a ‘card’ to let them know of your thoughtfulness.

My School

Get a MySchool Card

It’s the painless way to give because it costs you absolutely nothing! Simply download the app from Apple Store or Google Play – or click the button below to sign up online. Be sure to nominate Operation Smile as the beneficiary and swipe the card every time you shop at Woolworths and other participating retailers. If you already have a card, you can easily add us as an extra beneficiary.

Your Legacy of love

Leave a Legacy

Include a bequest to Operation Smile South Africa in your Will, and you’ll literally leave a child smiling. And these smiles you give last a lifetime … completely changing the course of a child’s life and future.

My School

Spread the Word

Share our stories on social media and tell your friends about our work for children. Encourage them to support Operation Smile as you are doing.