Smile Drive Volunteers Reach Amazing Milestone in 2019

America’s ToothFairy began our Smile Drive campaign in 2014 with two goals: raise awareness of our nation’s most common untreated disease–tooth decay; and engage community volunteers to collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and other oral care items for children in need. We are thrilled to announce that those caring volunteers and generous corporate donors have delivered–big time! In just six years, more than two million oral hygiene products have been distributed to help kids prevent the pain and embarrassment of tooth decay and keep their smiles healthy.

During the 2019 campaign, which began last July and ran through June, 96 Smile Drives were held in 27 states, collecting more than 51,500 oral care items. Volunteers distributed the donated items to organizations that serve children in need such as shelters, Title 1 schools, and Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.

Boy with toothbrush holds up thank you sign for Smile Makers

In addition, generous dental corporations contributed toothbrushes and other preventive care products to the campaign to help reach this exciting milestone. We distributed the corporate donations to our Dental Resource Program member clinics that provide access to care and oral health education to kids in underserved communities.

Our 2020 campaign officially began in September with more fun and easy ways for Smile Drives to raise money to support the campaign. Our new text-to-give feature provides donors with an additional way to help. For every dollar donated, three toothbrushes will be purchased. We also have exciting new contests to make holding a Smile Drive even more fun! (See below.)

You can make a difference in the lives of kids in need. Collect oral care products and teach your community about the importance of oral health and our mission to provide healthy smiles for every child! Register your Smile Drive today.

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