SUMMIT, NJ - In the Hilltop City, giving back is always in fashion and, while doing good invariably makes the giver feel really good, an upcoming event at Summit High School is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of those participating and those who it aims to help.
Summit High School students are set to again stage 'Styles for Smiles', a fashion show with proceeds directed to Operation Smile, an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities.
Since 1982, Operation Smile has developed expertise in mobilizing volunteer medical teams to conduct surgical missions in resource-poor environments while adhering to the highest standards of care and safety. Founded and based in Virginia, Operation Smile has extended its global reach to more than 60 countries through its network of credentialed surgeons, pediatricians, doctors, nurses, and student volunteers.
'Styles for Smiles' will take place in the Summit High School cafeteria February 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (doors open 30 minutes prior), and will also included a raffle.. Admission is $10 for adults ad $5 for students.
Through the 2016 fashion show and other activities, Operations Smile received $20,000 in donations.