Two days ago, I critiqued the message sent by charts on Smile Train’s “Financial Information” page, particularly the idea that a surgery was being provided for every $250 in donations.
My recollection is that the page had been up in this form since at least the summer of 2006 (when I first started investigating surgery charities), and Internet Archive appears to confirm that it’s been up at least since early 2007.
We have not heard/seen a response from Smile Train, but as of last night, that page appears to have been taken down entirely.
Two pages appear to have changed: the “charts” page (the page I critiqued) is now gone, and the “financials” page now longer links to the “charts” page.
- 11/25/09 Google cache (this link won’t be good long-term) and screenshots of Google cache: top half, bottom half
- The URL now goes to a “not found” page
- Full page as it originally appeared