In early March 2016, Avi Weisfogel sponsored a GoFundMe campaign of $2000 to benefit the non-profit organization Operation Smile. This organization offers medical and surgical procedures to children in need all around the world. They also specialize in offering young adults corrective surgery for cleft palate and other facial deformities, services they would not receive otherwise.
Avi Weisfogel is a specialist in dental related sleep disorders, and spends a good majority of his time training professionals all around the United States in proper treatment of Sleep Apnea and its diagnosis. He has been an advocate of raising the awareness of sleep disorders in both children and adults.
Operation Smile spoke to him on a personal level, with his background in charity and his value of children and their health. Avi truly believes that each child should be able to receive professional care. So, he set out to raise some money for Operation Smile and further their cause.
Operation smile was founded by Bill and Kathy Magee in 1982 and began with providing services to the Philippines. It has evolved from a small non-profit into a global network of thousands of volunteers. Today, they have provided more than 220,000 free procedures worldwide to children and young adults. They also dedicate a good portion of their foundation to properly training medical professionals in areas that need them most. They provide that training and education in an effort to make sure each rural area can provide the services needed in their local communities.