Items Tagged “2011-present”

Operation Smile: surgery and teddy bears

Mission:

Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

In 2011, they launched their variation on a Give One, Get One program.

For as little as $240 you can help give a child a new smile and quite possibly the first teddy bear of their very own. Purchase the gift of a surgery and we will send a teddy bear on an Operation Smile medical mission to be hand-delivered to a child receiving surgery. To help remind you of your wonderful gift, you also will receive one of the commemorative bears for you to keep or share with someone special.

$240 is more of a donation than a purchase, but is still a good example of how longstanding charities can adapt the give/get approach.

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Book for Book™ at Better World Books

Better World Books has been around long enough to achieve some impressive stats:

  • 9,554,771 books donated
  • $14,828,870 funds raised for literacy & libraries
  • 105,267,111 books reused or recycled

In 2011, they added a new program:

You buy, we donate - Book for Book™.

That's it! No qualifications, no exceptions, no fine print. We want to make doing good as easy as possible for our outrageously passionate community. Fortunately for our hard-working shipping teams, that extra good karma doesn't take up any extra space.

The partners we donate to are Books for Africa, one of our longtime non-profit literacy partners, and Feed the Children, who have been champions in finding new homes for books.

Edit: They are a B Corporation.

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