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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! 🙂
Hello from Meet & Greet =)
Now that's a good alternative to buying books and a great charitable deed. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Jayne! Lovely to meet you 🙂 And yes, I was pleasantly surprised to discover them. Great money saver AND cause. Have a fabulous weeekend.
Operation Smile is a wonderful organization. Thanks for stopping by This Southern Girl's Life. I'm following via GFC. Have a great weekend!
Thanks, girl! It really is; Operation Smile has always had my support. You too!!!
Hi I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you. Found you through Meet & Greet.
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How sweet of you 🙂 just made my day! I'll be sure to stop by and visit yours, as well. Have a wonderful weekend!
Wow. This would have come in handy big time when I was in college! Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog earlier. I love the name of yours! 🙂
Thanks, lady! I know, if only I'd known! Have a wonderful weekend.
Sorry your trip was cancelled and I hope you feel better soon. I donate to Operation Smile every year, they are one of my charities on my list.
Thanks! I know, I'm pretty bummed 🙁 I'm so glad to hear that, though! They're one of my favorites, as well. Have a wonderful weekend!
Oh, I've heard of this but I didn't realize that it actually benefits such a great organization, too. That makes it a total win-win.
Right?! I didn't know either. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!
Great post! I really like your blog, so I'm a new follower =)
Thanks, Diana! So glad to have you 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!
I'm sorry you couldn't make it to Florida but other than that I give your post two thumbs up! How great is that?!!!
I know 🙁 It's a bummer. I've been productive, though, so I can't say this weekend was a total waste. And thanks, lady! Hope yours was fabulous!
I loved renting my books in college! It saved me so much money 🙂
I never knew about it! So not fair. I suppose it'll help when I go to grad school, but I'm still bitter about undergrad.
I love the rent-a-text idea.
Oh it’s Sunday-lovely, lovely Sunday!
Hope this finds you enjoying some downtime and making memories with loved ones in Florida!
P.S. I’m doing a free webinar for beauty consultants, if you know an Avon, Arbonne or MaryKay lady who could use more sales and bridal clients, would you share this link? Thanks!
Ciao ciao for now!
Of course! And you too, darling! Hope the weekend was wonderful 🙂
Found you through the blog hop!
Love that I Can rent text books its a total life saver!!
I just wish I'd known about it during my undergrad 🙁 So glad to have you!! Have a wonderful week, pretty lady!
Hey, I am your latest follower from the GFC collective! I would love for you to head on over and give me a follow to 🙂
Of course! Lovely to meet you. Heading over now.