Tina Timmons, president of PPA Charities, has announced that the fifth annual Celebration of Smiles national fundraiser will be held on April 11, 2015. Last year over 100 PPA-member photographers from throughout the country raised over $28,000. The Celebration of Smiles Day promotion provided consumers with the opportunity to receive a mini-session and a 5×7 professional portrait in exchange for a donation to Operation Smile of only $24; therefore, for every 10 sessions photographed by a participating studio, another smile could be saved by the volunteer professionals of Operation Smile. While the official date for the first Celebration of Smiles event is April 11, studios that have commitments on that date can conduct the fundraiser on alternate dates in April. To find a studio in your area and to confirm the promotion date, consult the “Find Your Photographer” section of this website after February 1. Studios will begin to sign up on or around this date.