Havaianas is having a flip-flop design competition for the benefit of Operation Smile.

Havaianas Design a Smile

Mechanics of the Havaianas Design a Smile flip-flop competition:

What: Design the sole of a Havaianas pair of flip-flop for 5-12 years old based on the question: “What makes you smile?”

The winning flip-flop entry could be produced to heal the broken smiles of the children of Operation Smile.

Havaianas Design a Smile

Where: drop by any Havaianas Design a Smile booth at the following dates and venues:

  • October 16, Activity Center, Alabang Town Center
  • October 17, Level 4 Exhibit Area, TriNoma
  • October 23, The Gallery Greenbelt 5
  • October 24, Left Wing G/F Glorietta 4
  • October 30, Activity Pod 3, Bonifacio High Street

Prizes to be won:

  • The Top three designs, which will be chosen by the public through text voting, will receive fun prizes from Havaianas, a creativity workshop from My Masterpiece Movement and gifts from Polaroid, Faber-Castell, KidSports and Orange Juice.
  • The Top Ten finalists will get cool prizes from Havaianas, KidSports and Orange Juice.

For complete mechanics, visit HavaianasPhilippines.com

What is Operation Smile?

Operation Smile is a private, non-profit volunteer medical services organization and worldwide children’s medical charity that provides reconstructive surgery and related health care services to indigent children and young adults with cleft palate, cleft lip and other childhood facial deformities. Along with the surgery, Operation Smile provide training to health care professionals who work with these children.

Cleft lips and palates is said to be among the top 12 birth defects in the country. Along with these facial deformities, the children are found to experience other conditions: malnutrition, respiratory problems, and ear infections. Psychological as well  as sociological impact due to low self-esteem brought about by their inability to interact socially because of these deformities also has an impact on the child.

A simple surgery is needed to be able to reconstruct the deformity. But to those coming from the low-income bracket, the cost is a heavy burden to bear, considering a number of patients come from this group. Operation Smile gives the gift of surgery that can change a child’s life at the cost of PhP15,000 per child.

So far, since 1982, Operation Smile Philippines has done more than 22, 500 free reconstructive surgery all over the country. Around 140,000 children and young adults have been given free reconstructive surgery all over the world.

Join the Havaianas Design a Smile flip-flop competition and who knows, your child’s entry would help put more than just a smile to other children who need the services of Operation Smile 🙂

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