Smiling is a beautiful thing; I honestly believe smiling does wonders for the soul.
But what if that small, everyday privilege didn't exist?
I've provided you with a little blurb from the Operation Smile website, and I encourage you all to take a minute to read this.
"Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives.
As an international charity for children, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on all of the faces we help. At Operation Smile, we're more than a charity. More than an NGO. We're a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children
born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
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.
That's where we come in as one of the top charities providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive 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 charities for children in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, we are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future. If you are looking to make a difference on a child’s life, Operation Smile is one of the best charities to donate to."
In this new year, we are all striving to be better people and help those in need. Here's your chance.
CampusBookRentals.com has teamed up with Operation Smile to donate to their organization for every book rented from them. If you are in college, or have friends or family in college, please let them know about this website!
Not only are you saving a ton of money by renting your books instead of buying them, but you are also helping along an amazing cause for children around the world.
I wish I would have known about this company when I was in college, buying books is SUCH a rip off. Why not rent them and save your money for other things?
Check out the price difference between buying and renting this book: http://www.campusbookrentals.com/textbook/Nonverbal-Communication/Burgoon-Judee-K-and-Guerrero-Laura-K/Allyn-AND-Bacon-Incorporated/9780205525003
But just because I can't rent books to help the cause along, doesn't mean I can't help! I plan to get involved one way or another, whether it's a monetary donation or time and talent.
Here's the link if you are interested in helping with Operation Smile as well :)
Will you pay it forward in 2013?