Lakeland, FL, September 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Get Lapel Pins (GLP) today announced their partnership with Smile Train and the launch of their Giving Smiles Limited Edition Pin Set.
Mac Masters, CEO of GLP, said he was shocked to learn that the surgery to correct the horrible birth defect affecting millions of children in the world is only $250. “When I learned how devastating cleft lips and palates are,” he said, “but how simple and affordable corrective surgery is, I knew GLP had to get involved.”
GLP has designed an exclusive set of pins to support Smile Train's mission. The set sells for an MSRP of $30 and is available online at getlapelpins.com. The pin set includes a happy face pin and a sad face pin. Each set sold will benefit Smile Train and will help to create new smiles for children in need around the world. The company will donate $25 from each set sold to Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity.
Get Lapel Pins has also created a fundraising platform so customers can get involved with the campaign on a larger scale. After purchasing a giving smiles pin set, each customer will automatically receive a link to a personalized fundraising page. With a fundraising page, a customer can utilize his/her social network to encourage others to contribute to this great cause.
Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in shame and, more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Smile Train's sustainable model provides training, funding and resources to empower local doctors in the developing world to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Since its founding in 1999, Smile Train has provided more than one million cleft repair surgeries.
Through this partnership, Get Lapel Pins’ goal is to sell 500 Giving Smiles Limited Edition Pin Sets to raise $12,500, so that 50 children with clefts will have the opportunity to lead full, healthy lives.
“We are happy to be partnering with Get Lapel Pins for this initiative,” said Samantha Arciuolo, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Smile Train. “This partnership will help provide new smiles and the opportunity for 50 children to live more productive lives.”
For more information about the partnership and to support Smile Train, please visit getlapelpins.com/givingsmiles
to purchase a Giving Smiles Limited Edition Pin Set.
About Get Lapel Pins
Get Lapel Pins is a high quality custom lapel pins
company based in Lakeland, Florida. Mac Masters started the company after experiencing less than ideal customer service when ordering from other companies. Mac’s goal is to provide the best customer service and prices in the custom, wholesale pin industry.
About Smile Train
Smile Train is an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Our sustainable model provides training, funding and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.