AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cydcor, the recognized leader of outsourced face-to-face sales, will again host the Day of Smiles fundraising drive benefiting international children's charity Operation Smile, Cydcor president Vera Quinn announced today. This marks the seventh year that Cydcor has partnered with Operation Smile in this corporate philanthropy program to provide life-changing surgeries to children born with facial deformities. Cydcor will kick off the Day of Smiles campaign at its Agoura Hills corporate headquarters May 20. The network of independent sales offices will also participate through May 24.
"By partnering with such an amazing non-profit as Operation Smile, we are able to impact children's lives dramatically through the gift of a smile," said Quinn. "The work we help fund through Operation Smile goes well beyond fixing a cleft lip or palate for these kids – we're funding surgeries that give hope to the families for a better quality of life for their child. Our four days of fundraising helps create a lifetime of smiles."
Cydcor has raised nearly $900,000 in charitable donations for Operation Smile since 2010, and has sponsored five medical missions. Cydcor volunteers returned from the most recent medical mission to Guadalajara, Mexico, in March, where they helped provide assistance and comfort to families while their children received surgeries from the Operation Smile medical team. Cydcor's corporate philanthropy initiatives have previously helped fund medical missions to Brazil, Guatemala, Bolivia and Mexico, with this year's fundraising campaign expected to help sponsor additional medical missions in the coming months.
Cydcor and its network of independent sales offices throughout the US, Canada and the United Kingdom will be hosting a variety of fundraising activities through their annual Day of Smile event taking place May 20-24. Hoping to beat their previous best of $130,000 raised last year, Cydcor's charitable donations could top the $1 million mark of lifetime giving to Operation Smile this year.
"We are a people helping people business, and our annual Day of Smiles event is a perfect example of that commitment," added Quinn. "I'm most proud that this pledge of service to others has become a cornerstone of our company, and those who work with us."
A video from the founders of Operation Smile about Cydcor's corporate philanthropy and support for their ongoing work can be viewed here. Learn more about Cydcor on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or on the Cydcor blog.
Cydcor is the leading provider of outsourced, face-to-face sales teams to a diverse client base of companies in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, office products, retail, energy, and financial services. Serving Fortune 500 and emerging market clients in the business-to-business, residential, and retail channels through in-store marketing initiatives, Cydcor works with a network of more than 350 independently-owned corporate licensee (ICL) sales offices, providing clients access to more than 4,600 sales professionals. The privately-held company is based in Agoura Hills, California. For more information about Cydcor, go to www.cydcor.com.
About Operation Smile
Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care. Since 1982, Operation Smile has developed expertise in mobilizing volunteer medical teams to conduct surgical missions in resource-poor environments while adhering to the highest standards of care and safety. Operation Smile helps to fill the gap in providing access to safe, well-timed surgeries by partnering with hospitals, governments and ministries of health, training local medical personnel, and donating much-needed supplies and equipment to surgical sites around the world. Founded and based in Virginia, U.S., Operation Smile has extended its global reach to more than 60 countries through its network of credentialed surgeons, pediatricians, doctors, nurses, and student volunteers. For more information, visit www.operationsmile.org.