I'm posting this in the evening to spare you the embarrassment of a sobbing, teary breakdown at your office. You can thank me three and a half minutes from now:
Changing faces with a smile - Operation Smile
I've been a fan of Smile Train for years, and I know nothing about Operation Smile, but I'm unspeakably grateful for the work these people are doing.
A reader writes to ask: "Did you not see this article a while back?" I did not. What I always loved about Smile Train was their high deeds-to-dollars ratio, and the fact that they addressed a fairly straight-forward problem with a direct, measurable, and indisputable solution. The NYTimes story I've just linked to, which is more than half a year old, casts some doubt on the whole enterprise. This is sad.