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Since 1993, Mission: Restore volunteer surgeons have collectively performed more than 1,500 complex reconstructive surgeries in more than 20 countries and four continents. In recent years, Mission: Restore has focused on the most cost-effective and impactful way to create long-term, sustainable solutions to the emerging world's healthcare needs.

Mission: Restore is engaged in training the next generation of surgeons in the developing world. Since 2010, we have trained 278 surgeons with 2162 hours of hands-on surgical training and changed the lives of more than 100,000 patients during our first ten years.

Global Challenge

Each year nearly 5 million people worldwide die from injuries. This is approximately the number of deaths caused by HIV / AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Ninety percent of these injuries occur in developing countries.

Our Challenge

At Mission: Restore, we aim to create a sustainable infrastructure, forge long-term relationships, and effect permanent change through training the next generation of leader surgeons.

Our History

In 1993, Mission: Restore founder and chair Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh began his volunteer work in the Afghan refugee camps, which was a life-changing experience for him. Each year since then, he has participated in volunteer missions and travelled all over the world, including Central and South America, the Middle East, and Asia. In 2009, Dr. Alizadeh's humanitarian volunteer work earned him the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Prior to Mission: Restore, Dr. Alizadeh acquired considerable experience working with large organizations to deliver only high-volume surgeries on location with limited follow-up. In 2010, he recruited a group of physicians to help found a new kind of non-profit organization that would focus on the most cost-effective and impactful way to create long-term, sustainable solutions for the emerging world's healthcare needs. The result was Mission: Restore, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that trains medical professionals abroad in complex reconstructive surgery in order to create a sustainable infrastructure.

Donate To Mission: Restore

Help provide life-changing plastic surgery for children across the world.

Every donation, no matter how large or small, helps us sustain and expand our work to deliver life-changing surgical care to those who need it most. You're just a click away from making a profound difference in someone's life.

  • $250 funds surgery for a child in need anywhere we travel around the globe.
  • $1000 helps cover the costs for one week of training and complex surgical procedures for 20 patients
  • $10,000 helps with our educational grant that will train 2 surgeons to be able to take care of over 10,000 patients in their community
  • Every cent of your donation goes toward our missions. Private donors fund our operating costs so you don't have to.
  • 100% of your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

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Other Ways To Help

Help others by dedicating a special occasion to ensure that all children are able to lead healthy and productive lives. In lieu of gifts, ask your friends and guests to contribute to Mission: Restore on our Donate page.

Sponsor a House Party Fundraiser

You can also help sponsor a house party or home gathering with your friends and family. Mission: Restore will provide all the catering, planning, and organization, and all you have to do is invite the guests to a place of your choosing. At the event, Dr. Alizadeh will provide an inspirational presentation that will put your guests in the front row of global health and enable them to create an immediate impact on the lives of others. Your event could not only help with fundraising for Mission: Restore's ongoing projects, but also serve as a great educational opportunity for team building in schools or networking for groups and corporations.

Employer Matching

Many companies encourage their employees to participate in charitable giving through matching gift programs. Mission: Restore is thankful for the additional support received through matching gifts. Contact your company's Human Resource office to learn more and determine if your employer would match contributions to Mission: Restore. A matching gift from a participating employer may double or even triple your contribution. For more information, please contact us at www.missionrestore/contact.

Mission: Restore's Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID Number is 27-1036947.

Corporate Grants / In Tribute

If you are a corporation or grant-making foundation interested in supporting the work of Mission: Restore, please contact us by phone at 855.777.1350, or email us today at www.missionrestore/contact.

Consider hosting a dynamic team-building or networking event for your corporation. Dr. Alizadeh would be happy to give an inspirational presentation about global healthcare needs, motivating your colleagues and guests to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate global citizens.

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Make A Difference

If you'd like to make a difference, consider the different ways you can help Mission: Restore provide healthcare to individuals in war-ravaged or underprivileged countries across the globe:

  • Volunteer for Surgical Missions
  • Make a Donation
  • Other Ways to Help

If you have an idea for helping Mission: Restore, we'd love to hear about it! Contact us by phone at 855.777.1350 or contact us online.


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