Florida Hospital Sharing Smiles, formerly SHARES International, provides children in need with facial reconstructive surgery, pediatric dentistry services and ongoing physical therapy free of charge. These children live in developing countries and have no economic resources for care. Sharing Smiles’ volunteers have transformed the lives of more than 24,000 patients since 1996, giving the gift of a new smile to those who have only known sorrow and suffering.
What sets Sharing Smiles apart is our commitment to establishing long-term care in the areas we serve through education and training partnerships with the host country’s health care providers, civic and government leaders, Rotary and volunteers. This philosophy of ongoing treatment ensures patients receive the critical follow-up care they need to grow into happy, healthy adults.