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Our Mission

The Foundation for Faces of Children is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cranial and facial differences, including cleft lip and cleft palate. Our mission is to provide patients and families with the most accurate, up-to-date, and accessible information about facial differences and to advocate for the best care possible.  Our programming provides networking opportunities for parents and children for mutual support.

We pursue our mission by collaborating with leading specialists, endorsing the team approach to care, and partnering with individuals and organizations with similar goals. We are a not-for-profit organization entirely supported by private donations, grants, and fund-raising initiatives.

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Walk Registration is now OPEN!

Registration for the 2019 Paces for Faces Walk & Family Picnic is now OPEN! Register your TEAM today! This year's T-shirt will be Navy colored and Smile Strider T-shirts will be Red!

2019 Crunch Classic

Thank you to the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Association and the Parks Family for raising another $1,000 for FFC! We are so grateful for all your support throughout the last 14 years.

2019 Summer Newsletter is HERE!

The Summer issue of Facing the Future is now available online! Check out what's happening at FFC: Walk Registration is now OPEN! Read about our 2019 Scholarship Awardees, Get to know our newest Boardmember Patrick Sviokla and MORE!

Board Member Opportunities!

The FFC Board of Directors is always looking for volunteers to join our ranks.  Currently we are also seeking a Treasurer to join our Board who has financial skills and knowledge of financial software such as Quickbooks®. Please submit your interest to info@facesofchildren.org.

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to our 2019 FFC Scholarship Recipients: Breann Hill, Carolyn Bradley, Sydney Cerveny, and Samantha Berman! Please join us to congratulate the scholarship recipients and celebrate with them at the 2019 Scholarship Awards Presentation on June 23, 2019.

Volunteers Needed!!

Calling all volunteers!  We need help during the 2019 Paces for Faces Walk & Family Picnic.  If you would like to volunteer, please email walk@facesofchildren.org.  We especially need PHOTOGRAPHERS to help capture this wonderful day.

Fall Parent Support Meeting

Parents gathered on Saturday, November 17, 2018 for an informal discussion over breakfast and coffee. It was helpful for parents of older children to share their journey with others experiencing similar obstacles. The next meeting will be on May 11, 2019.

2019 Spring Newsletter

Our NEWEST issue of Facing the Future is now available online!! Check out what FFC has been doing. All our programs, scholarships and grants are made possible by your donations.

Apply for a 2019 FFC Scholarship Award!

Applications for our 2019 Scholarships toward post-secondary education (college or vocational/technical school) are now being accepted! Applications and other required paperwork are due March 1st!

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Upcoming Events

Every year the Foundation for Faces of Children organizes and executes several social and fundraising events to support the programs offered to families and children.

Lowell Spinners vs Connecticut Tigers

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

2019 Paces for Faces Walk and Family Picnic

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

“Making Faces” with Michael Williams-Stark

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm