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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Poseidon Apparel

Hey everyone! It's been a while, I know!

Before I tell you all about how the ISCE went in China, I want to tell you about a way you can help Operation Smile and your wardrobe right now!

One of my best friends Alexander Bischoff has been involved with Operation Smile for 4+ years. We met at my first ISLC in  San Diego in 2008. Since then, we have grown up in this cause and in many other ways as great friends. Alexander went on a medical mission to Guwahati, India in December of 2009 where he was moved (as many of us are) to be a lifelong humanitarian and make moves.

I remember us talking the night before he left to India and he was telling me that he had a lack of OpSmile shirts (As students, we are required to wear OS gear every day on the mission) and so he made his very own OpSmile V-Necks. I think it's safe to say that after the mission, the two ideas meshed perfectly in his head and Poseidon Apparel was born.

A few years later, Alexander has successfully started his own movement called Style for Smiles under Poseidon Apparel. I think he explains it best:

"Poseidon Apparel is a clothing company dedicated to offering fashionable clothing to humanitarian-minded people aspiring to make a difference in the world.

The principle is simple: 50% of every purchase is donated to Operation Smile. These donations are then used towards life-changing cleft lip and palate surgeries.
Your role in creating a sea of smiles has a second effect: awareness. By wearing Poseidon Apparel products, you not only promote Operation Smile, but also the ideology of giving back in a world benefitted by selflessness. 
No one expects you to change the world... but what if you did?"
-Alexander Bischoff

Remember, it only costs $240 for a child to receive an operation that will transform his or her life. With 50% of the proceeds from each shirt donated to OpSmile, you can really make an impact on someone's life, forever. 

In just one month since it's debut, Poseidon Apparel has sold hundreds of shirts to grow awareness all over the world and has sponsored 6 surgeries. 

Student sporting Poseidon Apparel at the International Student Cultural Exchange in Bejing, China.

You can help the movement by purchasing your very own fashionable t-shirt, v-neck, crew-cut, or scoop neck available in a variety of colors and styles. I personally love my Poseidon Apparel, and I know you will too.

Operation Smile Co-Founders, CEO, Student Programs Staff, College Council and Executive Leadership show off Poseidon Apparel with Jackie Chan in Bejing, China

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