Friday, 13 May 2016

Gift a Smile

Why Smiles ?

3-year-old Anusha was a bright girl with beautiful eyes. But to others in her village in Karnataka State, India she was an outcast and cursed because she was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate that left her nose, mouth and teeth disfigured. View https://youtu.be/ycFpXsVCsY8


The birth rate in India for cleft deformities is a staggering 1 in every 700 infants (Impact India survey, 2002 and The Economic Times, January 2006). This means that about 35,000 children are born every year with cleft deformities (Frontline, February 2001) adding to the backlog of an estimated 1 million adults presently left untreated due to a lack of resources.

Cleft lip and Cleft palate, especially in children go way beyond the realm of medical need. Apart from causing difficulties in breathing, eating and speaking, the greatest discomfort these children face is often cruel ridicule for their appearance and at times ostracization from society. In a country like India where a large portion of the rural population still believes in superstitions, people consider children with cleft lip deformity to be bad luck and some even consider them cursed. The stigma attached to their deformity causes affected children, who are otherwise completely healthy, to lead incomplete, fractured lives. They are often forbidden from attending school, playing with other children, being seen at social gatherings and some are even barred from leaving their homes.


We help children in need of surgery for treatable facial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, tmj ankylosis, facial clefts, hemangioma and vascular lesions of the face. .
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At Trinity Care Foundation we believe in the future of our children – charity is just one of the many avenues we use to make the joy visible through the smiles of our nation’s children. Trinity Care Foundation is a Indian non-governmental organisation with a holistic health care vision for children with facial deformities. We work in synergy with Government systems to put the smile back onto our children’s faces with free corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.

Surgery Cost varies between US$ 350 for a Cleft Surgery to US$ 3,600 for a major Craniofacial Surgery. Left untreated, it devastates lives.

Your donation helps us provide FREE surgeries to the needy and underprivileged children with cleft and facial defects in India.

Income Tax Exemption under 80(G)
Donations made to Trinity Care Foundation by India Taxpayers are exempt from tax under Section 80G(5) of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Bank Transfer :

From INDIA – (Kindly send local donations only to this account)
Account Name: Trinity Care Foundation
Account Number: 30357136884
Account Type: Savings Account
IFSC Code: SBIN0009043
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: State Bank of India, Austin Town Branch, Bangalore , Karnataka, India.

From OVERSEAS – FCRA Account Details. (Kindly send foreign donations only to this account)

Account Name: Trinity Care Foundation
Account Number: 33693069117
Account Type: Savings Account
Swift Code Number : SBININBB169
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: State Bank of India, Bangalore Main Branch, 65, St. Marks Road, Bangalore – 560 001, Karnataka, India.

By Cheque/DD :

You can send a Cheque or DD (payable at Bangalore) in favour of “Trinity Care Foundation”

For partnership,

Write to – support@trinitycarefoundation.org  or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880396666 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888

"Transforming Smiles of Children"