Donate To Smile Foundation: R67 or More Towards Nelson Mandela Day Initiative

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In a Nutshell

Donate R67 or more to Smile Foundation for their Nelson Mandela Day Initiative and help put a smile on a child’s face.

The Fine Print

All proceeds go directly to Smile Foundation. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.

The Issue

Countless children live with treatable facial conditions such as Cleft Lip and Palate, burns and Moebius Syndrome (facial paralysis) amongst others. Smile Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting children requiring facial reconstructive surgery. Smile Foundation offers support to the surgeons in the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery within South Africa’s Academic Hospitals. Aside from medical treatment, recovering children are also in need of special care in paediatric wards such as pre, during and post psychological support, speech therapy, occupational therapy, etc. Smile Foundation invests in the infrastructure of the public healthcare system by funding equipment and offering support for skills development through their Academic Programme.


Smile Foundation needs donations to help them continue their work. Contributions will go toward helping a child with the gift of surgery as well as providing paediatric wards with equipment and enhancing these facilities within hospitals that the foundation is partnered with. These funds will be raised for the Nelson Mandela Day initiative covering the following hospitals:

Sensory Garden at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital

  • Jungle gym
  • Toys
  • Wendy House
  • Swing
  • Outdoor and indoor educational toys

Speech Therapy Department at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital

  • Paint and polyfilla for the hallway and playroom
  • Plastic storage containers to store toys, books and puzzles in the playroom
  • An electronic scale to weigh babies attending the speech therapy clinic
  • Consumables for the children’s treatment
  • Books
  • Oil heater
  • A carpet for the children to work on

Toys for the children

  • Crayons
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Drawing books
  • Educational toys
  • Puzzles
  • Skipping ropes
  • Table top activities
  • Skittles
  • Colour papers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Academic hospitals

  • Eight flat screen televisions for the children’s wards
  • 32 sleeper chairs for parents

Sponsors can choose to donate R 67, R 167, R 267, R 567 and R 1 067 to assist the foundation in achieving their goal and helping a child get their winning smile back.

Smile Foundation

Founded 14 years ago by the plight of one child and one letter from Mr Nelson Mandela, Smile Foundation has helped more than 1 300 children to date. In 2007 Smile Fund was established as a Section 21 and re-branded as Smile Foundation, and today the foundation works with hospitals around the country. By not only providing the medical equipment required by the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery but also investing in the infrastructure of the hospitals they are partnered with, the foundation assists children with pre- and post-surgery care. A consequence of Mr Nelson Mandela’s belief and passion for children, Smile Foundation is changing lives one smile at a time.

Customer Reviews

Groupon is a very convenient and hassle free manner for me to make donations. The only problem is that I have no way of knowing whether The Smile Foundation received it.
Erica N. · January 8, 2015
They do an excellent job.
Charmaine S. · January 8, 2015
What i have seen and read on your website is incredible. Keep up the good work and continue making the children smile.
Devadass M. · January 8, 2015

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