As an international charity for children, Operation Smile measure themselves by the joy they see on all of the faces we help. At Operation Smile, they are more than a charity. More than an NGO. They’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.
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.
That’s where Operation Smiles comes in as one of the top charities providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe.
Operation Smile believe that all children deserve to live their lives with dignity. And for those suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities, dignity begins with a smile.
Driven by their universal compassion for children, they work worldwide to repair childhood facial deformities by delivering safe, effective surgical care directly to patients. The global partnerships we create, the knowledge we share and the infrastructure we build leave a legacy that lives well beyond our medical missions, making a lasting difference in our world.
Operation Smile’s impact is felt not just through the children they heal, but through the daily transformation of donors, volunteers and staff as they fulfill Operation Smiles shared vision and see immediate, life-changing results.
Quite simply, Operation Smile wouldn’t exist without the dedicated hearts of their volunteers and donors. Today, they are proud to have one of the world’s largest volunteer and donor networks with thousands of medical and non-medical professionals around the world. They are the drive, the spirit and the reason we’re able to provide thousands of medical exams, surgeries and care each year at no cost to our patients and their families.
With the help of donors like Campus Book Rentals who donate to them with each textbook rented. When you rent books like Forensic Psychology for less than $24 semester you can rest assured knowing that your rental fee is helping out a wonderful organization that provides smiles to thousands of deserving children! If your not looking for textbooks you can still donate to Operation Smile independently.
**While I was provided a review item/monetary compensation from Campus Book Rentals this did not influence my opinion.**