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For those of you who are not familiar with Operation Smile, it is one of my all-time favorite international//life-saving charities. As one of the world’s leading children’s medical organizations, their mission is to heal children’s smiles. Every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft. 1 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 or remotely normal life. Since 1982, Operation Smile and their loyal volunteers have provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive patient evaluations and more than 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with facial deformities.
And if Operation Smile isn’t enough of an incentive to intrigue you, you can also join the Rent Back program, which is a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own to other students. Through RentBack you can earn 2-4 times more than what you’d make through any Buy Back programs, where you can sell textbooks back at the end of the semester. For more information on the benefits of this lucrative program, watch this CampusBookRentals YouTube video:
As a prospective graduate student for 2014, I’ll definitely be checking these sites out, especially since money is donated to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. Let me know if y’all have any questions; I’ve had tons of friends rave about these programs and figured they’d be PERFECT for Fabulous Finds Friday! Have a wonderful weekend, lovebugs! I’m looking forward to the long overdue warm Florida weather! 🙂