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Operation Smile

11.01.2013

Last night went way better than last year y'all. Quadruple the kids this time and they had manners this year. I swear like 98% of the kids from toddlers to teens said thank-you when we handed them candy. I love me some manners. And to put a cherry on the night so many kids told Jon he was a creepy zebra. And those who weren't old enough to tell him cried in his presence. Hilarious.

I only walked away with two annoyances last night. 1- children who cut line and ignore all 30 people waiting patiently beside them. (Jon and I gave them one piece of the crappiest candy in the bowl). 2- Adults who have no costume on and NO children and say, "I'm just getting this for my kid who couldn't come tonight". Really? I would rather you just tell me you don't have children and you just really wanted free candy. That would be less annoying.

Now I'm ready to move on for a month focused on being thankful. And my first "I'm thankful for" goes to Operation Smile. An international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives.

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a productive life.

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.

What's even better? If you are still in college you can help! CampusBookRentals.com donates to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. You have to rent textbooks anyway. Why not rent them from a company who will donate to a good cause and has good deals for you too? Use their Rent Back program and every time your book gets rented you get paid over and over and over again. Check out there page under "How It Works" to understand the concept better.

To donate or read more about Operation Smile and there mission you can click here. This ministry is something worth smiling about!

Happy Friday, friends!

***This was a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
6 comments on "Operation Smile "
  1. so glad your halloween was better than last year! and love operation smile, such a great cause!

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  2. Yall are awesome!! :) Glad your Halloween was better than last year!!

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  3. i can't believe adults are going trick or treating "for their kids"? i would give them the worse ones too!

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  4. Looks like such a blast. Glad to hear it was so fun. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :) xo

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  5. Love the costume! And I totally hear you about the manners thing! Beyond even saying thank you, it almost bugs me more when the kids walk up and don't even say "trick-or-treat," they just walk up and put their hand in the candy bucket. Without the "trick-or-treat" part, that just makes this me standing here handing out candy to strangers, there's no more Halloween involved. I wanted so badly to lean over and be like, "what do you say??" hahaha

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