Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Operation Smile and CampusBookRentals.com

Recently I was contacted by CampusBookRentals.com and wanted to write this post to tell you more about their company and their affiliation with a good cause.  I have been compensated for this post by Campus Book Rentals, but the opinions are 100% mine.  

Come on, you've heard of Operation Smile, right!?  Please tell me you know of them.  Operation Smile is an international charity that has made its mission to offer free cleft palate and cleft lip surgeries to young children all over the world.  It is sad, but in some countries children are just hidden away if they are born with a cleft lip or palate because of the facial deformity.  But it is not just an aesthetic problem.  These children have difficulty communicating and eating, which is vital.   Ear and dental problems are also likely.

A staggering stat from Operation Smile's website:
Nearly every 3 minutes a child somewhere in the world is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. 1 in 10 children born with a cleft condition will die before they reach their first birthday.
Staggering.  But if they can't eat.  They can't live.  

Operation Smile has performed over 160,000 surgeries in over 60 countries through the help of volunteering medical professionals and generous citizens and organizations.  Today, they are also working to build self-sufficient centers in several different countries.  

So why am I talking about Operation Smile?  Well, Campus Book Rentals, a genius and generous company has pledged to fund 1,000 surgeries for Operation Smile!  A portion of each book rental, will go toward this goal.  Isn't that something!  

Benefits of renting books from Campus Book Rentals are:

  • save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • free shipping both ways
  • highlighting is allowed in the textbooks
  • flexible renting periods
  • they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented!

Wouldn't it have been GREAT to rent textbooks in college instead of buying them?  Campus Book Rentals would have been so awesome!  That's why I'm telling you about it.  You will want to remember this one day...for you or your kids or somebody who wants to save money on college textbooks!

But is it really that simple?........YES!
With Campus Book Rentals, you just order the books you want to rent and then return them in the prepaid envelope when you are done.  Easy-peasy.  They rent on whatever semester/quarter/term you need, too.  If you need it longer, just use your manners and call them.  They market themselves as very lenient and understanding.  See here for one example of the possible cost savings.

I wanted to share what I know about Campus Book Rentals- a company that can help you save money while going to school also supports Operation Smile to transform lives!  This is something to feel good about!

Want to help Operation Smile?  Here are a bunch of sewing and no-sew items that you can make and donate to Operation Smile.  Here are other ways to give.


  1. It is staggering! It's just amazing to me how much it affects! Great post!

  2. This is a great way for students to get their books for cheap and to donate to charity at the same time. This will help out a lot of children with cleft lip or cleft palate.

  3. "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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