Thursday, October 31, 2013

Making A Difference

Hey Treasures, thank you for visiting the blog today and for following along with Life as Mrs. Aguila. I am sorry I have not been posting much. I just really have had no time to just sit and write (well type).  I have a lot of ideas for posts so stick with me please.

As you may have heard me say, I want to make a difference.  I want to BE a difference. Have you thought about how you can make a difference?  I think about that often. I believe that as we help others, we help ourselves and as we make a difference for others, we also will be made different but from the inside. 
I heard about Operation Smile through being contacted by CampusBookRentals.  I visited there website to see what it was about and on the side bar were these words, "You can make a difference in a child's life."  Helping others can be fulfilling but helping children has to be one of the greatest feelings.  I knew I had to check out what Operation Smile is doing.

I read this from the Operation Smile website on the “Who We Are” section and just loved it.
“Every child deserves access to safe, quality surgical care. Every child deserves a future filled with hope.
That's where we come in as the largest volunteer-based medical charity providing free cleft surgeries. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with facial deformities. Our work creates a lasting global impact. We train local doctors in developing countries and strengthen healthcare systems so more children in some of the poorest areas in the world can be treated.
As one of the most prominent charities for children in the world, we work in over 60 countries to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future. Together, we are saving children’s lives.”
You can also see lots of pictures of what Operation Smile is doing on their Pinterest boards. The smiles they are bringing to these children are seriously priceless.

CampusBookRentals ( and RentBack ( donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented with their “Making a Difference” program.
Making A Difference
Our Making a Difference program is an important part of what we do.
We’re keeping our partnership with Operation Smile and have committed to donate a minimum of 80 additional surgeries between June 2013 and June 2014.
They are an incredible organization that forever changes children’s lives through reconstructive cleft lip surgeries. The long-term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible.
We’re honored to support the children of Operation Smile.

Some perks for renting your college textbooks from CampusBookRentals instead of buying are:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-you can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

"Renting textbooks can save you a lot of money, and is a far superior alternative to buying your books. You can rent your textbooks without the risk of your books becoming devalued by the end of the semester and of course, you can easily rent them online. Over 1 million customers rent textbooks from us at over 5,800 college campuses across the nation. Join the movement, pay less for your college books, and save your hard-earned money."

Here is a video with complete details on how CampusBookRentals works

RentBack is a new initiative that allows college students to rent the textbooks they own to other students which is great because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options (Selling your books back at the end of the semester). After all the money college students spend on books, making some money back on them sounds like a great idea to me, don’t you agree?
Here is a video with information on the RentBack

College students are you already saving money renting your books OR making money by renting your books?  How about making a difference?  You can do all of thee above. For more information visit CampusBookRentals, RentBack, and Operation Smile.

This post was sponsored by  All opinions are my own.

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