Are any of you familiar with Operation Smile? I had heard of them before, but just recently I actually took the time to do a little research and familiarize myself with this charity. Operation Smile is an international charity for children, that offers cleft lip and cleft palate surgery for children, as well as ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries around the world.
Did you know that a child is born with a cleft lip or palate every 3 minutes? Did you know that a child with a cleft is twice as likely to die before their first birthday? Did you know that children with a cleft lip have difficulty eating, talking, hearing, and even breathing? I'll be honest, my answer to most of these questions would have been no, before I spent some time on the Operation Smile website. I had no idea this was such a huge issue! Now that I know though, I'm definitely going to do what I can to spread the word about Operation Smile, so these children can receive the surgeries and medical care they need.
One way in which you can help Operation Smile (besides giving a donation online) is by renting college textbooks through CampusBookRentals.com. Not only does this save you money on your college textbooks, but with every textbook rented, CampusBookRentals makes a donation to Operation Smile. So you're accomplishing two great goals at once-helping children in need, and saving yourself some unnecessary costs. And you could then donate the money you saved to Operation Smile!
For more information about Operation Smile, please visit their website. You can also find out about CampusBookRentals, and how you can save money by renting your textbooks from CampusBookRentals.com.