Did you know....
- Nearly every 3 minutes a child somewhere in the world is born with a cleft lip or palate- often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile.
- In too many cases, parents of children with a cleft lip or palate can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.
- 1 in 10 children born with a cleft condition will die before they reach their first birthday.
Since 1982, Operation Smile 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. The surgeries take as little as 45 minutes, and are at no cost to the patient.
CampusBookRentals.com has partnered with Operation Smile by pledging to donate enough funds to cover 1,000 life changing surgeries. For every book rented through CampusBookRentals.com, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile. You can help support this cause by renting your textbooks through CampusBookRentals.com, or donating on the Operation Smile website. No amount is too little or insignificant...every penny counts!
All facts for this post were found on the Operation Smile website. It was written in partnership with CampsBookRentals.com.