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PPA Charities Issues Challenge to all PPA Studios - PPA Today

PPA Charities Issues Challenge to all PPA Studios


Become an Operation Smile Studio Today. Change the Life of a Child Tomorrow!
Donate by December 15 to be listed on
PPA Charities' Roll of Honor

PPA Charities has dramatically expanded its commitment to its charitable partner, Operation Smile, by asking all PPA-member studios to stand together with fellow members to save the smiles of children around the world by becoming an Operation Smile Studio.

For a donation of $240, you can become a 2010 Operation Smile Studio, which proclaims to your clients that you are part of an international commitment by PPA Charities to support the life-changing work of Operation Smile, the highly regarded Norfolk, Virginia-based charity that provides the gift of surgery to precious children suffering from facial deformities.

Your donation of $240 will make it possible for Operation Smile's volunteer medical professionals and support personnel to perform a single surgery that will transform the life of a deserving child born with a facial deformity, such as cleft lip or cleft palate.

Make your $240 donation (or more if you can) by December 15, 2009, and you'll be listed on PPA Charities' Roll of Honor as an Operation Smile Leadership Studio. (If you have already donated $240 or more through Family Portrait Month, you will be listed on the Leadership Roll.)

In announcing the new campaign, PPA Charities President Mary Fisk-Taylor said: "Every day PPA members make their livings by photographing the smiles of children and their families. What better way is there to show the world that it is a privilege to be a professional photographer than by supporting the work of Operation Smile! A $240 donation is well within the reach of every PPA studio: Simply donate $10 each for 24 sessions, and you will transform the life of a child and that child's family forever."

Once your donation is made, you can download a 2010 Operation Smile Studio door sign and a larger sign to frame and hang on your studio wall. Your business will be listed as an Operation Smile Studio on and on an Operation Smile Studio consumer site that is under construction. For each $240 donation you make to PPA Charities on behalf of Operation Smile, you will be entered into a drawing for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph an Operation Smile mission. To date, four PPA photographers have documented Operation Smile missions.

"It is not often that any of us has the opportunity to truly transform the life of another human being in such a profound way," said PPA President Ron Nichols in congratulating PPA Charities on its Operation Smile Studio initiative. "I encourage PPA members everywhere to demonstrate to their communities what it means to be a caring professional by becoming a 2010 Operation Smile Studio."

  • To make your donation of $240 or more, click here.
  • To view an Operation Smile mission video by PPA member Angela Weedon, click here.
  • To learn more about the work of Operation Smile, click here.

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