A pair of flip-flops can go a long way. In the case of the Design A Smile Project, it can give a child a new smile and a new beginning in life.
Design A Smile is a series of one-day art contests for children 5-12 years old. This year’s DAS project celebrates Smile Month, with the theme, “Paying It Forward: Kids Helping Kids.” All children are invited to come to one of the scheduled Design A Smile days from October-November, and submit a drawing that gives the answer to this question: “What will you do to make other people smile?”
The winning design will be used to produce an actual Havaianas pair that will then be sold. A percentage of the sales will be donated to Operation Smile Philippines, a non-profit organization which provides life-changing surgeries to children with cleft lips and cleft palates. I love it!
I posted about the upcoming Mommy Mundo Bazaar, and the wonderful thing is, Havaianas Design A Smile will have a booth there too! So from November 24-25, you can bring your kids and tweeners to the Havaianas booth so they can design a pair for Operation Smile. Finalists get awesome prizes from Havaianas, Bobble, Pininho, Hobbes and Landes and McDonald’s. For the Grand Prize winner, their design will be made into an actual pair of Havaianas Smile flipflops, a plaque of recognition and a special gift from Sony.
I checked out the Design A Smile website. This was the winning design from the last Design A Smile. So cute!
I just love how art can be used for such a good cause. So if you have kids from age 5 to 12 and have an inclination for design, bring them over to the Mommy Mundo Bazaar to enter into the contest! Wouldn’t you love to have a pair of flipflops designed by your own child? #stagemother
Yet another reason to visit the awesome Mommy Mundo Bazaar. See you next weekend!
For more information and full contest mechanics, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 840.1788 local 119. You can also visit the website at http://www.havaianasphilippines.com/smile/.