Faces of Tomorrow provides medical treatment to an underserved population of children, youth, and adults who might otherwise not receive the benefit of surgical treatments for their cleft lip or cleft palate – thanks to the dedication and commitment of our team and generous help of our supporters, partners and individual donors.
Recent News and Updates:
- Abounding in Love - Abounding in Love reached out to us in the Fall of 2015 and inquired of how they could help Faces of Tomorrow. Mr. Arlen Van Os had heard of Faces of Tomorrow and wanted to support our upcoming mission to the Philippines. Abounding in Love is a United States non profit organization which also raises funds to help children in the Philippines born with cleft lip and palates. However, Abounding in Love differs from Faces of Tomorrow because they offer the patients ongoing care and assistance is something why FOT is so grateful to have had partnered with them. According to Abounding in Love, there are roughly 30,000 people in the Philippines with cleft lip and palates. This congenital condition detracts from their quality of life in several ways, not the least of these is the emotional problems that stem from living with a cleft palate. Abounding in Love has a heart for giving these children a better life, even after the cleft surgery is complete. All Abounding in Love funds go towards helping these children, and also provides ongoing medical, educational and spiritual support after surgery. 100% of donations go directly to help these disadvantaged children. Provide Link: http://www.aboundinginlove.org
- Senders Wine With a Cause - A better world needs better wine. That’s why Craig and Karen Senders founded Senders Wines. After years of making wine and working on international surgical outreach, Craig and Karen needed to do more. They now harness artisan winemaking to fund outreaches they and others from around the world work on to repair cleft lips and palates. Dr. Senders is not only a talented surgeon, but one of Faces of Tomorrow’s founding members. Faces of Tomorrow is fortunate to be one of the organizations that Senders Wine donates 100% of their profits to. As a private non-profit, we receive our funding entirely from generous businesses and individuals. Thank you Senders Wine! Link: https://senderswines.com/outreach/
- We made the front page in Bohol - The Faces of Tomorrow February 2016 Bohol, Phillipines team made the front page of the Bohol newspaper with Bohol Congressman Aris Aumentado and his wife. Faces of Tomorrow had an amazing experience with the people of Bohol and felt truly blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people.
- Cavite (Short Documentary) - from Brandon I. Bloom A short documentary following Faces of Tomorrow’s January 2015 medical mission to the Philippines. Directed, Filmed, and Edited by Brandon Bloom Faces of Tomorrow’s mission is to provide medical and surgical services to children with facial deformities around the world. We are culturally responsive and compassionate to the patients, their families, and the communities in which the mission serves.
- Fore for Faces Golf Tournament, Dinner, and Casino Night Registration is OPEN!!! - Please join us for the 8th Annual Fore for Faces Event on Friday, October 23, 2015. After a day spent on the championship course at El Macero Country Club in Davis, CA we’ll have dinner and view a beautiful documentary of last year’s January Mission. We’ll also have a silent and live auctions, and finish off with casino night! We have lots of great items up for bid including the chance to join us on a future trip.
- A Wedding Gift That Lasts a Lifetime - When Christine O’Hare and Greg Rogalski planned their wedding they requested their guests make donations to charities they chose in lieu of gifts. Faces of Tomorrow was incredibly grateful to be one of the charities they chose. Christine’s mother, Charlotte Lucero, has been a part of Faces of Tomorrow since the beginning as one of the board members. Charlotte goes on missions as the team’s social worker, and among her many jobs, works with the local resources to get patients and their families to the hospitals for surgery.
- March 2015 Mission - March 2015 Mission: Legazpi, Philippines Background: Legazpi, Philippines is a small town that radiates with character. Specifically, the sight of children playing basketball on a makeshift court (repurposed tree stumps acting as the pole on which sagging hoops hung) or Tuk-Tuks (moped taxis) and Jeepneys (bus taxis) that were vividly painted in all colors of the spectrum were but a mere sliver of its personality.
- Young Philanthropists - Going to a hospital and undergoing surgery is a scary undertaking for anyone. During our missions it’s always nice to be able to present toys, clothes, blankets, coloring books, and other comfort items for patients to help pass the time before and after their procedures. Faces of Tomorrow is fortunate to have young people help their counterparts halfway around the world by holding toy drives.