After one year away The Cleft Foundation is excited to return to Guatemala. In January of 2017 TCF will be sending six volunteers to distribute vitamins and deworming supplements to the community of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
What We Will Provide
Thanks to an amazing donation from Vitamin Angels we are expecting to serve approximately 500 women and 4,000 children under five years old. In total we will be distributing:
Earlier this fall, the United Nations recognized The Cleft Foundation as a World Health Nongovernmental Organization (NGO). World Health NGOs offer incredibly valuable resources, experiences, and research to global health care. As a UN recognized organization, TCF will have the opportunity to present its research, procedures, and experiences at meetings and summits hosted by the UN and collaborate with other organizations on a global scale.
We’re excited to announce that The Cleft Foundation has been accepted by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association as a community member!
The ACPA is a nonprofit medical organization of health care professionals who treat and/or research oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA members serve an integral role in the treatment of children and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial conditions around the world. Over 2500...
We are excited to announce a wonderful donation. The Handi-Craft Company is donating Dr. Brown’s Specialty Feeding Systems. A special thank you to the folks at the Handi-Craft Company for your generosity and support. Your contribution will make a lasting impact on lives of cleft infants.
What a great way to start the year 2016. We have an amazing group of 6 volunteers, including founders Jasmine Patel and Mystic Palencia. The other four volunteers are Alex Rosa (secretary), Bhavika Joshi, Michele Aguilar, and Eliana Trejo. Each volunteer incorporates their own knowledge, personality, and expertise to form the perfect team. The first country TCF has chosen to visit for its inaugural mission is Guatemala....
Things are solidifying and we are so pleased to announce the Board of Directors and positions for our budding organization. This has been a very busy couple of days. We set out a schedule for monthly meetings (every first Sunday of the month - we Skype in so if you'd like to join and hear what we are about, please email us and we'd love to have you!) Business cards are in the mail and our TAX ID number is in. We met with one of Jasmine's friends,...
Here we are on a Saturday, almost 60 miles away from home. This is a Rotary International training session where we are engaged in talk of international grants and district grants. It's amazing what Rotary International does around the world and back.