Philly Phaces Inc. is a grass roots, all volunteer, nonprofit organization for children with congenital facial abnormality.
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Our Mission

Philly Phaces is committed to the empowerment of the children, adults, and families facing appearance differences by providing structured peer support, advocacy, and resources to those in need.  In recognition of the importance of giving back to the community, Philly Phaces is devoted to catering to the families within the Philadelphia metro area who are cared for within the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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2021 Highlights

We hope this letter finds you well.  This year has been an incredible challenge for so many.  We want to give you a quick update on Philly Phaces. While 2021 was challenging we were able to have one of our most successful years yet. The board of Philly Phaces hosted several events for our Phamilies, details to follow, Philly Phaces was also the gold sponsor for the Chop Runway event, provided essential supplies to patients of Chop and is now proudly funding a scholarship for members of the Penn Dental Philly Phaces Club. All of this was possible because of our incredible board and wonderful volunteers. A sincere thank you to all of you. We would also like to thank the incredible supporters of Philly Phaces. We could not do what we do without your contributions to our mission.

Here are some 2021 highlights:

In 2021, pandemic and all, we continued to maintain engagement, host events and provide donations to the patients of the division of plastic surgery at CHOP.

In the summer, we hosted a family fun day aboard the pirate ship at Jersey Shore Pirates!  Cleft and craniofacial kids and families plundered the Metedeconk to fight off Pirate Pete and find the treasure.  Our kiddos did not disappoint.  We celebrated with pizza and dessert afterwards!

We also had a memorable day FunPlex in Mount Laurel, NJ.  We bowled, played arcade games and loved the water park!

Flyers fun!  Families attended a Philadelphia Flyers game in December.  We had a great turnout!  So fun watching a very exciting game!  So great to connect with kids and their families! Thank you to all who came out.  We hope to increase events in 2022!  Keep and eye out!

At the end of 2021, we added fun autograph bears to our donations!  These bears will accompany kids to surgery and kids can get signatures from the care team.  These will be distributed in pre surgical visits!  In a time that can be bit scary and uncertain, it helps to engage conversations and have a keepsake for the patient and family.

Thank you for your continued engagement and support!  We truly have the best Phamily around!

Kindness matters,

Your Philly Phaces Board

OUR GIFT

Paying it forward in the city of “Brotherly Love”

Philly Phaces is a grass roots, all volunteer, nonprofit organization for children with congenital facial abnormality.

Volunteer

Who We Are

We are a loving and knowledgeable community of Volunteers made up of parents, health professionals, and young adults with Congenital Facial Abnormalities.  We are all intimately impacted by the life-changing work being performed everyday by the surgical and mental health professionals in the Philadelphia area.  We are dedicated and passionate about bringing to bear our experiences and resources to help children and their families navigate the medical, social, and psychological issues associated with appearance differences.

“Kindness is giving hope to those who think they are all alone in this world.” RAKtivists

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Why It Matters

When a child is born with a congenital facial abnormality, parents experience a tidal wave of emotions and questions. Will my child be healthy?  What social obstacles will he or she face?  How will they be impacted emotionally?  How do we even begin to educate ourselves on which surgeries, doctors, and therapies will be required?  Who can we turn to for guidance?

Philly Phaces provides a community of support and answers to these monumental questions and concerns.  We understand how much it matters to have access to these resources to ensure all of our children experience the best that life has to offer.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Audrey Hepburn

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Philly Phaces Inc. is 100% operated by volunteers with no paid employees. All proceeds directly benefit our children and families.

Philly Phaces Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. U.S. Registered Charity. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

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