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Urgent News: Donations Needed – Smile Train No Longer Funding Mission Groups

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Blog, news | Comments Off on Urgent News: Donations Needed – Smile Train No Longer Funding Mission Groups

Dear Friends of Operation of Hope: I am writing this letter to you to share some disappointing news. We just received the news that the cleft charity, Smile Train will no longer be funding mission groups, such as ours, as according to them, “funding missions does not fit into Smile Train’s model of empowering local medical professionals to solve the problem of cleft in their local communities.” Given this news, as President of Operation of Hope, I am personally reaching out to you to ask for your help. This decision greatly impacts our volunteer team, as we have 3 missions...

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O-Time!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2008 in news | Comments Off on O-Time!

O-Time!

In July of 2007, Operation of Hope Program Director Jennifer Trubenbach met face to face with Oprah Winfrey. The opportunity was as a result of a contest published in ‘O, The Oprah Magazine’ that amassed 60,000 applicants, sifted down to 50 final women. These women shared their minds, spirit and of course e-mail addresses for five days at the 5-star Miraval Resort in Tucson, Ariz. – with all expenses paid by Oprah Winfrey. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Jennifer. “I’ve been with Operation of Hope for twenty years, and I think I was chosen...

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