For 2013, the Trustees have challenged PPA members to contribute $100,000
to Operation Smile, which will result in saving the smiles of 400 more precious children.
April 6, 2013
Open to all PPA members, it takes a donation of only $25 to participate in the April 6 Celebration of Smiles charitable marketing promotion that invites consumers to receive the gift of a mini-session and a 5x7 desk-size image in exchange for a minimum donation of $24 to Operation Smile. Choose another day in April if April 6 does not work for you.
When you register:
(October or November)
The annual Family Portrait Month promotion, which takes place every fall, provides PPA-member studios that offer family portraiture with a high-profile, charity-driven promotion to advertise to consumers. PPA Charities provides promotional graphics and content that can be used by studios in their Family Portrait Month marketing efforts. Simply pay a registration fee of $30, and you can download these materials, which include a 15-page marketing guide.
Registration for Family Portrait Month requires a $30 donation to PPA Charities. Participating studios are listed on the "Find Your Photographer" page of www.saveasmile.org, which advertises the promotion to consumers. This consumer site is linked to both www.PPA.com and www.OperationSmile.org. To learn more about this promotion, click here.
The year-round Operation Smile Studios campaign allows PPA-member studios that make an annual minimum donation of $240 to use the PPA Charities Operation Smile Studio identity in their consumer marketing. It takes as little as $240 to help fund a single surgery performed by the volunteer medical professionals of Operation Smile. Studios can raise these funds at any time of the year through charitable marketing campaigns or activities or through their own personal donations. The network of PPA Charities Studios supporting Operation Smile actively share fundraising ideas through this website.
Your participation as a PPACH Operation Smile Studio will proclaim to your clients that you are a dedicated professional who cares about the welfare of children around the world. The names of all current Operation Smile Studios are listed on the "Find Your Photographer" page of www.saveasmile.org, PPACH's consumer website. To learn how you can join these caring professionals, click here.
PPA Charities finances its ongoing administrative costs through these activities:
The generous sponsorship of industry vendors helps to fund PPACH's annual operating expenses and adds to the organization's Reserve Fund. For information on numerous vendor opportunities to partner with PPA Charities, click here.