Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Help Create Smiles

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. As a children’s charity, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on all of the faces we help. At Operation Smile, we're more than a charity. More than an NGO. We're a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

Nearly every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or palate, which can have a major impact on their physical, social, and emotional development. Since 1982, doctors and medical volunteers have provided over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults, in more than 60 countries. However, the courageous volunteers can't make kids smile all on their own – they need our help too! is a huge supporter of Operation Smile – they’ve committed to donating enough to cover a minimum of 1,000 corrective facial surgeries per year, but of course they hope to exceed their goal! How do they make a difference? Well, for every book rented, promises to donate a portion of those proceeds to Operation Smile in hopes of changing the lives of children all over the world – one smile at a time.

So, before you spend hundreds of dollars at your school’s bookstore {especially for those gen-ed courses}, order through and know you are contributing to a wonderful cause and giving the gift of a smile.

xx, Allie

*This post was written in partnership with


  1. Wow, this sounds like an amazing organization! Thanks so much for sharing, Allie. :)
    PS - I just announced an awesome giveaway & I'd love for you to enter!

    Taylor {CoverGirl and Converse}

  2. This is so cool, and I think it's great that you're bringing attention to it! Good post!


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