One of the largest global nonprofit in the world, Operation Smile revealed the group is now accepting digital asset donations. The charitable organization invoked in 1982 leverages donations, volunteers, and public and private partnerships to enhance the lives of people struggling with cleft conditions.
The announcement says cryptocurrency donations will help bolster “Operation Smile’s mission to increase the accessibility of surgical care in underserved communities around the world so that patients can live lives of improved health and dignity.”
The nonprofit also joins the growing list of well known companies and charitable organizations leveraging crypto acceptance.
“We felt that the time was right to provide cryptocurrency investors with the opportunity to extend their generosity to the children and families we serve,” Operation Smile cofounder and CEO Bill Magee explained. “The need for cleft surgery and ongoing care in our world is significant, but the compassion of these donors can drive the innovation needed to help local health workers provide world-class care to the most marginalized patients.”
Operation Smile uses The Giving Block to accept digital assets as tax-deductible contributions. The Giving Block claims to have created a “bitcoin and cryptocurrency donation solution trusted by 100+ nonprofits, universities and faith-based organizations.” Information on how to donate crypto to Operation Smile’s nonprofit work can be found at the URL operationsmile.org/donate-cryptocurrency.
The surgical volunteer-based nonprofit’s announcement notes the organization is “committed to providing patients with health that lasts—being there to offer patients additional surgeries, dentistry, psychological services, speech therapy, and other essential cleft treatments.” Presently, Operation Smile notes that more than five billion individuals globally do not have adequate access to timely and affordable surgical care.