Each year, UI conducts a two-week medical mission to provide reparative surgical care to indigent children born with facial deformities, primarily clefts of the lip and palate.

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Uplift Internationale relies on health care professionals and others who donate their time and expertise. Please note all of our volunteers are self funded.

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Every donation counts — our care is provided without cost to the children or their impoverished families, and with minimal burden to the host hospitals.

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  • Paints, Brews & Smiles!

    Come create your very own masterpiece while sipping on your favorite brew! December 6th @ 6:30pm

    Great Divide Barrel Bar in RiNo 1812 35th St Denver, CO

    Proceeds go to providing more life changing cleft lip and palate surgeries on impoverished children.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

    ***Small bites and 1 drink voucher provided in cost***

     Class led by artist Jamie Bell, who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Jamie has a true passion for helping cleft kids like her, in getting the treatment they need and deserve to live a more prosperous life!

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    Jamie, owner of Mobile ARTworking has hosted mobile painting parties and has customized murals for over 5 years…

2018 Mission

Operation Taghoy 2018

UI Team 2018

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Our courageous 2018 Mission Team conquered a mission of unknowns with flying colors in February.

Mother Nature decided to act just days before our mission with the strong eruptions of Mt Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines.  Despite loosing a large number of team members, Filipino locals urged UI to continue our mission. Even with the multiple volcanic eruptions, locals were confident our team could complete our mission safely.  UI made a promise to the Filipinos to serve their people, and that promise we kept.  In addition to providing the life changing cleft lip and palate surgeries we love, we had the opportunity to serve the community in other areas of need due to the volcano.  UI is proud to announce during our 2018 mission we were able to serve 300 people with new glasses, provide CPR training for over 60 medical professionals and bystanders whom have not had access to training in years, medically screen over 740 volcano evacuees, and help serve over 2000 more volcano evacuees.

Colorado Gives Day 2018

Colo Gives Day 2018Share the blessing of a new smile and take away the life struggles due to clefts this Colorado Gives Day. On Tuesday December 4th, donate to Uplift Internationale!