and Operation Smile


I recently found out about a website that I wish was around when I was working on my degrees. lets you save up to 80% off the price of textbooks. You can use the books as if they were your own, even highlighting, and rent and return as you need to. You don’t even have to pay to have it shipped to you or back to them when you are done!

How does it work? Take a minute to watch this video.


Those that have had tried to sell your textbooks at your campus buyback program know you hardly get anything for them – especially that $80 book that the professor only had you read a paragraph on page 8 in. If you have textbooks laying around, you may be able to rent them to other students and end up making 2x-4x more than if you had sold it. With, you send them your books and they rent them to other students. You keep getting a cut as long as your book is in demand.

Learn a bit more about RentBack in this short video.

Make some money back by renting out the books you have and save on future purchases (and clutter) by renting. Everybody wins! Even better, they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented.

Operation Smile works with 5,000 medical volunteers in over 60 countries to provide safe, effective, and free cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgery for children.


Before I visited Operation Smile’s website, I hadn’t really thought about why these type of medical, international charities were so important. One in 10 children born with a cleft will die before their first birthday. These children are often hidden away or may be too embarrassed to attend school. Their parents often cannot afford the surgery if there is even a surgical option available for them. What struck a cord with me personally was that these babies are often malnourished because mothers don’t know how to breastfeed babies with a cleft.

Operation Smile doesn’t just perform a few surgeries and leave. They try to change the places they land by providing comprehensive care to treat the whole child and have established Foundations in 35 countries that work on establishing the local resources for the country to move towards self-sufficiency. They are trying to create universal access to safe surgery and holistic cleft care and saving lives in the process.

So, dust off those college books sitting in the corner that you didn’t know what to do with and visit Check out to find your next set of books and put some money in your wallet and a smile on a child’s face at the same time.

*I was compensated for writing this post, however, all opinions are my own.*


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