When I was 16 I got to spend 2 months in Romania on a missions trip. We did dramas, medical relief and spent a good chunk of our time in orphanages loving on precious little ones. One little girl gripped my heart. She had a cleft palate and the sweetest spirit. I wanted to pack her in my suitcase and bring her home with me… I almost did it too!
Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children's smiles and transform lives across the globe.
We believe that all children deserve to live their lives with dignity. And for those suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities, dignity begins with a smile.
Driven by our universal compassion for children, we work worldwide to repair childhood facial deformities by delivering safe, effective surgical care directly to patients. The global partnerships we create, the knowledge we share and the infrastructure we build leave a legacy that lives well beyond our medical missions, making a lasting difference in our world.
Our impact is felt not just through the children we heal, but through the daily transformation of donors, volunteers and staff as we fulfill our shared vision and see immediate, life-changing results.
Here is what Campus Book Rentals has to say about their Making a Difference Program:
We're ecstatic to announce our 2011 Making a Difference Program. We have officially teamed up with Operation Smile, an out of this world, awesome organization, that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term Improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. We have committed to donating enough to cover a minimum of 1,000 life changing surgeries. We hope To beat that number, but it's a significant commitment.
So for EVERY book rented starting now, we will donate a portion of those proceeds to Operation Smile with our sights set on meeting and exceeding our goal of 1,000 lives changed. So add that extra book to your cart, and consider this goal as you go back to school this year. Thank you for your support.
Wow! 1000 surgeries! That is an incredible goal!
And I have to say, if I had gone to college renting text books would have been perfect for me! I hope that if you are in college or know someone that is that you’ll pass on Campus Book Rentals website and by doing so help heal a child’s Smile :)
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