Celebration of Smiles Day 2015 Set for April 11

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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.

2013 Celebration of Smiles Promotion Nets Over $52,000 for Operation Smile

PPA Charities President David Grupa has announced the results of the organization’s annual Celebration of Smiles fundraiser in support of its charitable partner, Operation Smile. Held during April, a total of 80 members raised $52,531 to benefit Operation Smile.

“These funds will go a long way toward meeting our 2012 goal of raising $100,000 for this wonderful organization,” Grupa said. “Because Operation Smile’s medical professionals and support staff volunteer their services, it costs only $240 to provide a simple cleft lip surgery to a child in desperate need. Therefore the funds raised by PPA members so far in 2013 mean that over 200 smiles will be saved.”

The annual Celebration of Smiles Day campaign provides 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 can be saved by the volunteer staff of Operation Smile.