Operation Smile is proud to have partnered with Johnson and Johnson since 1988. In May 2015, Johnson & Johnson committed £16 million in financial and product contributions to Operation Smile over the next five years, an extension of the relationship that first began from the boot of a sales representative’s car. Johnson & Johnson has already provided nearly £16 million in monetary and product donations to Operation Smile over the past 27 years, and is the exclusive provider of every suture used on Operation Smile surgical missions.
Johnson & Johnson has designated a week in May as “Smile Week” for all Johnson & Johnson employees. During this week, the company mobilises its 128,000 global employees in 60 countries in grassroots awareness, advocacy and fundraising toward a goal of donating 6,000 smiles to Operation Smile. The UK offices undertake all manners of fundraising activities, from BBQs, to car washes and bake sales; joining together to raise smiles and improve access to safe surgery for children living with cleft conditions worldwide.