Pacific Clinical Research Foundation aka Smiles International Foundation
June 19, 2011
I've volunteered with many surgical mission groups, and this is by far my favorite. It is well organized, has a focused mission, and donations go directly to patient care. They do as much as possible with every donation - nothing is wasted. Most importantly - they don't just fly in, create chaos, and leave the locals to "figure things out" (like many well-meaning groups do), but rather spend a lot of time with the locals so they can take care of their own over time.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
In speaking with the families and children that have been helped by this organization - their appreciation cannot be expressed with words.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give them more money/ time!! This team is incredible.
Volunteer & I was one of the volunteer surgeons.