Departments, International Outreach

International Outreach Department Update: April

Our next Treat the Troops packing is April 27, 7:00, at VFW Post 9140, 1045 Dahlonega HWY, Cumming GA 30040. If you are sending cookies, please pack them 6/bag that is tied at the top. You can also send individually bagged chips, gum, magazines, etc. It is always wonderful to send something to the special people!!

Another project that we can hopefully move forward with is Operation Smile. Internationally, doctors donate their time and expertise to correct cleft palates or cleft lips in children who are born with this. Approximately 1 in 700 children across the globe have twice the odds of dying because of this birth defect before their first birthday.

Operation Smile is an organization that provides gowns , treat bags, etc. to assist children and families who are facing these surgeries. Our club has already collected a quantity of fabric to use to make the products to send to Operation Smile. We are tentatively planning to schedule a “project “day to make products we can send to Operation Smile.

Since we all have special talents…it seems best to have some people cut fabric, some can measure and press seams, and some can sew the gowns and treat bags. Hopefully, we can find a suitable date that a number of people can attend and we can make many products to send so some little children will be more comfortable and happy following their cleft palate surgery!