Havaianas Shares a Thousand Smiles

What makes your kids smile?

Chances are, the answer to this question doesn’t involve the latest gadgets or vacations in far-away, exotic places. More often than not, it is the simple things in life that puts a smile on their faces: a happy Sunday morning breakfast, a hug from mom and dad or even the feel of fine sand under their feet at the beach.

Smiles are the truest expression of happiness. To commemorate Smile Month this October, Havaianas, the world’s favorite flip-flops, is launching the “Design a Smile” campaign to spread cheer and share thousands of smiles with Filipino children.  Havaianas is creating a venue for children to heal the broken smiles of other children who have cleft lip and cleft palate deformities.

A series of design contests from October 16 to November 14, “Design a Smile” will give children the chance to show the world their artistic talents and, at the same time, create better futures for the children of Operation Smile, a non-profit, volunteer medical organization that provides reconstructive surgery and healthcare to kids with facial deformities.

Children from 5 to 12 years of age can participate in “Design a Smile” to lend their creativity for a greater cause. All they have to do is come to any of the events, which will be held in major malls nationwide, and design the sole of a Havaianas pair based on the theme, “What makes you smile?”  Prizes from Havaianas, My Masterpiece Movement, Polaroid, Faber-Castell, KidsSports, and Orange Juice await the winners.

The top winning entry will be produced by Havaianas in a future collection and will be sold nationwide for the benefit of Operation Smile.   So, this October, let your kids share their creativity and help heal the smiles of their fellow children.

Design a Smile Schedule:

October 16 (Saturday) – Activity Center, Alabang Town Center
October 17 (Sunday) – Level 4 Exhibit Area, TriNoMa Mall
October 23 (Saturday) – The Gallery, Greenbelt 5
October 23 (Saturday) – Activity Center, North Wing, SM City Bacolod
October 24 (Sunday) – Lobby, Glorietta 4
October 24 (Sunday) – 3rd Floor, Chimes Specialty Store, Davao
October 29 (Friday) – Lower Ground Floor, SM City Iloilo
October 30 (Saturday) – Activity Pod 3, Bonifacio High Street
October 31 (Sunday) – Rotunda, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro
November 6-7 (Saturday and Sunday) – Northwing, SM City Cebu
November 7 (Sunday) – Lower Ground Floor, SM Tarlac
November 7 (Sunday) – G/F Center Atrium, SM City Lipa
November 14 (Sunday) – G/F Event Center, SM City Naga

Visit www.havaianasphilippines.com/smile for more information on how to make kids smile.

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Empress often finds herself either lost inside her mind or lost in beautiful scenic places. She's currently doing the things she loves while maintaining a minimalist lifestyle. This blog is all about her journey in living a simple and contented life, her quest to see the world via budget traveling, and her love to share to people everything that she is passionate about.

She does not absolutely conform to any beliefs or philosophies. Though she's fascinated with minimalism and is currently embracing the minimalist lifestyle, she doesn't want to define her existence based on these realities alone. For her, life is too diverse, too colorful, too mysterious, it would be a waste of experience (and time) to imprison herself to a few sets of ideas. Google+ | Twitter

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Empress often finds herself either lost inside her mind or lost in beautiful scenic places. She's currently doing the things she loves while maintaining a minimalist lifestyle. This blog is all about her journey in living a simple and contented life, her quest to see the world via budget traveling, and her love to share to people everything that she is passionate about.

She does not absolutely conform to any beliefs or philosophies. Though she's fascinated with minimalism and is currently embracing the minimalist lifestyle, she doesn't want to define her existence based on these realities alone. For her, life is too diverse, too colorful, too mysterious, it would be a waste of experience (and time) to imprison herself to a few sets of ideas. Google+ | Twitter

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