Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.
Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives.
Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, they are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future. Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteerism shown by their supporters, Operation Smile helps heal thousands of children per year.
In their 2011 Making a Difference Program CampusBookRentals.com has officially teamed up with Operation Smile. The long term Improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. The company has committed to donating enough to cover a minimum of 1,000 life changing surgeries. They hope to beat that number, but it’s a significant commitment.
So for EVERY book rented starting now, CampusBookRentals.com will donate a portion of those proceeds to Operation Smile with their sights set on meeting and exceeding a goal of 1,000 lives changed. Add and extra book to your cart, and consider this goal as you go back to school this year.
Some benefits of choosing CampusBookRentals.com for all of your text book needs (other than their dedication to helping support Operation Smile):
So if you or someone you know is in need of textbooks this school year, I hope you’d consider CampusBookRentals.com! I’ll be purchasing a few of my doula training books from them, including The Birth Partner, and a few others as well.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by CampusBookRentals.com. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.