Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Operation Smile- You Too Can Help

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.
If these statistics touch your heart, you're not alone.  Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing lives.  As a children's charity, they measure themselves by the joy they see on all the faces they help.  They are 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 palate.

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.


Samantha said...

This is so sweet. Thanks for posting this! I'd heard of Operation Smile before but didn't know too many details. :)

PS. I sent out your package yesterday, I was so busy on Saturday and never made it to the post office!

Redspect said...

"If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it
Help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"!

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