- The 1,000 Smiles Foundation:
The 1,000 Smiles Foundation focuses on care of the less fortunate children in Mexico who suffer from lack of dental care and from maxillo-facial deformities such as cleft palate. We have been working with the most malnourished children over the past year who are not healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia for their cleft palette surgery with the assistance of the Vista Rotary Club at the 1,000 Smiles clinic. March for Mothers puts together nutritional plans and makes weekly deliveries to Ensenada of fresh, made to order, locally sourced organic baby food, baked snacks & organic cold-pressed juices until these children are healthy enough to get this life changing operation. These trips range from once to twice a week depending on each communities living conditions and traveling up to 365 miles round trip to get the deliveries to these individuals.