Centro Tartufi Molise has always been involved in solidarity initiatives for those most in need, we participated to the Smile Night event on May 12, 2017 in Rome, a collection of extraordinary funds to celebrate the 35 years of Operation Smile in the world.

Operation Smile was founded in 1982 when Dr. William (Bill) P. Magee Jr., a plastic surgeon, and his wife Kathleen (Kathy), a nurse and clinical social worker, travelled to the Philippines with a group of medical volunteers to repair children's cleft lips and palates.

They began soliciting donations of surgical equipment and supplies from manufacturers, threw themselves into grassroots fundraising and assembled a volunteer team of 18 doctors, nurses and technicians for their own medical mission to the Philippines.  They helped approximately 100 more patients, but again, hundreds still waited.

They saw the need and Operation Smile was born.