March 03, 2013

Operation Smile & Campus Book Rentals

A few weeks back, I was happily approached by an individual from CampusBookRentals and was asked to spread the word about an amazing program called Operation Smile

My heart has no bigger passion than children and those with life-changing disabilities. In other words, I was more than happy to do so for such an inspiring organization.

Here's a run down of how they are changing the world...

 "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 and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a productive life.
Every child deserves access to safe, quality surgical care. Every child deserves a future filled with hope.

That's where we come in as the largest volunteer-based medical charity providing free cleft surgeries. 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 facial deformities. Our work creates a lasting global impact. We train local doctors in developing countries and strengthen healthcare systems so more children in some of the poorest areas in the world can be treated.

As one of the most prominent charities for children in the world, we work in over 60 countries to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future. Together, we are saving children’s lives."

I have personally been moved by what this organization is doing and I am amazed at the ways WE can help... Even though financially is not always ideal in our situations, we can give spiritually through prayer.

That's what I'm asking you to do today, friends.

GIVE if you can.

Operation Smile has partnered with CampusBookRentals to raise money for these children and the surgeries that change their lives forever.

Renting textbooks through CampusBookRentals makes an impact on these little lives AND saves you money. How awesome are those two things... Together?!
On this beautiful Sunday, let's give if we can, what we can, when we can. And if we cannot; let us remember to:

Pray for the sweet babies who deal with such life changing disabilities as these. Pray that medical attention would be reached. Pray that they would be healed.

Every child deserves to smile.
{* I was compensated in return for this post, but, as always; all thoughts, opinions, and requests are my own.}


ThistleAshD said...

Operation Smile is definitely a great organization. I knew some people back in New Orleans who were involved in it. Very cool :)

Jen said...

My husband used campus book rentals and he loves them. :) Love that they partnered with operation smile.

becca said...

great review

ofer said... is a credible site and often has the best rental prices. However always do a Textbook Price Comparison. For example this particular nursing book:

Price Compare Medical-Surgical Nursing: 9780323065702

You will see that you can buy a used copy for a few dollars more than the price of a rental - no need to worry about returning on time, plus you may be able to resell the book.