On its second year, Seda Hotels has partnered with Smile Train to help cleft patients in need get free medical care.
The creator of the smiley face, Harvey Ball, began World Smile Day in 1999 as a way to make others smile through kind acts.
Part of the proceeds of each painting purchase will go to Smile Train, which the charity will use to fund free cleft surgery for kids.
Miss Universe candidates and charity beneficiaries exchanged experiences and advice on Friday in an event hosted by the Smile Train, biggest cleft organization.
There is no one cause of cleft lip and cleft palate. It could be genetics, or the poor nutrition the mother had while conceiving, but one thing is for sure: One child is born with a cleft every three minutes, and one in 10 infants with the condition dies before he or she turns one.