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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Operation Smile and Rentback Books

I recently learned about an organization called Operation Smile that provides surgeries for children born with facial abnormalities, such as cleft palate. The problems of the cleft palate go deeper than just the social stigma of looking different than one's peers. Ten percent of these children die before their first birthdays. Those who live often face problems such as not being able to eat, speak, smile, or socialize. This wonderful organization provides medical treatments in the form of paying for costly surgeries that these kids' parents wouldn't be able to provide on their own.

Fifty-three medical volunteers recently completed a mission to Guatemala City where they provided surgeries to 149 children. In order to make these life-altering procedures possible, Hospital Militar donated five sanitized rooms for the week. 

While there, team members were inspired by two-year-old David's mother's fussing over her child before the doctors put him under anesthesia. Love speaks every language. The biggest surprise of this mission was how smooth everything ran. It must be awe-inspiring to witness so many good deed doers at once making dreams come true. 

They were not the only ones helping this to happen. Many people and organizations provide funding for Operation Smile. One such organization is Rentback Books. For each text book that you rent, Rentback will donate money to Operation Smile. This way, you can enjoy the satisfaction of getting school textbooks at a good price while solving a world problem.

Here's a video to show how they work.

Some perks are:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-we donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

Check them out at:


Masshole Mommy said...

Wow what a great way to help the ones who need it the most!

mail4rosey said...

We rent a good number of our textbooks here. I'd much rather do it where it's going to contribute to a great cause like this, than not!! This is a great info. share!!

Pat Hatt said...

Awesome that they did so many indeed

Unknown said...

This is an awesome cause! Thank you for spotlighting this cause and the good work it is doing!! ♥

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I've heard a lot of good things about Operation Smile, but this is the first I've heard of the Rentback program. Thanks for the info!

csuhpat1 said...

Nice. I will be checking them out. Thanks for the info,

Unknown said...

That is awesome! I will pass on the info to those I know who purchase or rent textbooks.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love operation smile. That's one of the charities we give to each year!

Anonymous said...

Very nice way to give back!!
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Rhonda Albom said...

Sounds like two great organizations. I have a doctor friend in the states who does this. I am not sure if it is with this organization, or another, but he goes a couple times each year for this type of surgery.