Kylie Jenner Visits Children with Cleft Lip and Palate During Philanthropy Trip to Peru
Kylie Jenner has donated 100 percent of the proceeds from a special-edition lip kit to non-profit organization Smile Train
This week, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star visited the Delgado Clinic in Lima, as well as a local family home, where she was photographed meeting children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate who had recently undergone surgery funded by Jenner’s work with Smile Train, a non-profit organization that provides support and corrective surgery for children in developing countries with the birth condition.
Last year, Jenner, 19, launched a special-edition lip kit in collaboration with the charity — donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the pale pink matte lipstick (fittingly named “Smile”) to Smile Train.
Launched on World Smile Day, celebrated annually on the first Friday in October, the special edition kit sold out almost instantly. A January relaunch of the kit was an equal success, and in its two limited runs has amassed nearly $500,000 for the charity. The donation will fund 1,800 surgeries for children born with cleft lip or cleft palate.
The cosmetics mogul was accompanied by her mother Kris, 61, on the trip. The stars posed for photos with one baby girl post-surgery, as well as the child’s parents.
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Susannah Schaefer, CEO of Smile Train, previously spoke with PEOPLE about the collaboration, which began several months before the shade was born.
“Smile Train has been aware of Kylie’s generous heart and her commitment to helping children through her #IAmMoreThan social media campaign and her many visits to children’s hospitals,” said Schaefer. “It’s the perfect synergy because Smile Train’s core vision is to help children with clefts not only receive new smiles, but also build confidence. There’s nothing more powerful than a smile.”
“Kylie has a beautiful smile herself, yet we were most impressed with her selflessness, huge heart and extremely generous giving spirit,” Schaefer added.”Everyone here at Smile Train, and all of the cleft children around the world that she has helped, couldn’t be more grateful.”
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