Mending Kids is a 501(c)(3) surgical nonprofit organization which provides free surgical care for underserved children around the world. For over 13 years we have mended children in over 66 countries. In 2013, we launched our first US-based surgical mission. Serving children in Southern California, our Hometown Mission program provides a chance at a better life for kids whose conditions have been deemed “non-life-threatening” or “elective” by insurance providers. We know that for a young boy with a large hairy nevus on his face, or a little girl in need of cleft-nose reconstruction, who may feel self-conscious or experience bullying as a result of their physical appearance, surgery can be truly life changing.
Please read the guidelines below to determine whether a child you know may be eligible for this program!