Items Tagged “2011-present”

Operation Smile: surgery and teddy bears


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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