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Havaianas Pays it Forward with Design a Smile 2 for the Benefit of Operation Smile

When was the last time you made someone else smile? That is the question Havaianas asks you as it launches the Havaianas Design a Smile 2, a flip-flops design contest for the benefit of Operation Smile Philippines.

Havaianas Design a Smile was first launched in 2010.

Havaianas Design a Smile showcases children’s artistic abilities by designing Havaianas flipflops which will be made into an actual Havaianas pair. Percentage of the sales from these designs will benefit Operation Smile Philippines. Operation Smile Philippines is a non-profit organization that give surgeries to children with cleft palates and cleft lips.

The first Havaianas Design a Smile competition had over 2,000 entries and raised more than Php100,000 pesos from donations.

Havaianas believes that summer is a state of mind and can be lived every day of the year whenever you adopt a happy and carefree attitude,“ shares Anne Gonzalez, Managing Director of Havaianas Philippines. “And nowhere else is that more evident than in children. With Havaianas Design a Smile, we hope to generate funds and awareness to support Operation Smile in our shared mission to spread smiles all over the world.

Starting this November till  to January, Havaianas Design a Smile 2 is back, with the theme “Paying it Forward: Kids Helping Kids.”

On November 24th, artistically inclined kids can join Havaianas Design a Smile by submitting their designs illustrating their answer to the question “What will you do to make other people smile?” at partner events nationwide:

  • Bonifacio Global City Passion Fest at Bonifacio High Street from November 23 to 25
  • Mommy Mundo Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent from November 24 to 25.

Winners will receive exciting prizes from the following:

  • Havaianas, 
  • Bobble, 
  • Pininho, 
  • Hobbes and Landes, 
  • McDonald’s, 
  •  Sony.

The grand prize winner will also have his or her design produced as part of the Havaianas 2014 Collection as the Havaianas Smile pair, with a percentage of the sales from which will help fund the operations of Operation Smile.

Design A Smile

Like the Havaianas Philippines Official Facebook page to find out other events that the Havaianas Design a Smile 2 booth will be visiting.