Hirsche Smiles Foundation (HSF) is a nonprofit (501(c)) organization that takes plastic surgery, dental/humanitarian and home construction teams to underprivileged areas in Guatemala. There is no cost to families or children. Our foundation uses 99% of donations to benefit the children and families. We can do this because we all volunteer our skills as well as pay for our own travel and other expenses.
Welcome to Hirsche Smiles Foundation
Hirsche Smiles Foundation (HSF) is a nonprofit organization that takes plastic surgery, dental, and construction teams to underprivileged areas in Guatemala. The plastic surgery team provides surgery for children with cleft lip and/or palates, burns and deformed ears, fingers and toes without charge to the patient or family. HSF works with in-country sponsors to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery for needy children and dental care and dental health education to families who do not have access to these services. Hirsche Homes builds homes for people living in poverty in the highlands of Guatemala.
Hirsche Surgical Mission
The Surgical team consists of volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other health professionals who perform and assist in surgery on needy children with birth defects such as cleft lip and palate deformities, extra fingers or toes, and disfiguring scars due to burns or other accidents. Read more
Dental Services and Humanitarian Team
Dental Services team consists of dentists, dental assistants, and volunteers who visit families in remote mountain villages throughout Guatemala. Our team is able to perform restorations and sealants to preserve teeth as well as extractions on teeth that are too damaged to save. HSF teams also instruct families on proper dental hygiene. Read more
The Hirsche Homes Construction team, under the direction of Will Jones, remodels or builds new homes for families living in poverty in small shacks with dirt floors, leaking roofs, and no windows or doors. They help families that live in small villages in one room shacks with unclean and cramped living conditions and no indoor plumbing. Read more