Tooth decay is the most common chronic untreated disease in America, making it difficult for millions of children to eat, focus in school, and smile. One reason for the prevalence of decay is the lack of basic oral care products in many low-income homes. To raise awareness of the importance of oral health and collect oral care products for children in need, America’s ToothFairy launched its national Smile Drive campaign in 2014. Since then over 1.8 million oral care products have been distributed. To give children the basic tools they need for a healthy smile, Spaugh Dameron Tenny, LLC will hold a Smile Drive in Charlotte.
Local community members are invited to visit Capitol Towers South Park located at 4350 Congress Street, Suite 300 between Friday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 13 to drop off donated oral care products. Donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and mouth rinse will be delivered to Bless Back Worldwide for children and youth in need.
With the Smile Drive comes friendly competition. MassMutual Carolinas & Spaugh Dameron Tenny, LLC has challenged Pinnacle Financial Partners to collect donations through the community. Spaugh Dameron Tenny will be hosting an event on Thursday, March 14 where the winning team will select a song for their opponent to dance to.
Community members donating to the Smile Drive are encouraged to share their experience by snapping a photo and using the hashtag #ATSmileDrive on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
For more information about this Smile Drive and how community members can participate, contact Molly Holbert at 704-557-9649 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are so grateful that caring individuals and volunteer groups across the country are helping ensure children receive the oral care products they need through the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive,” said Jill Malmgren, America’s ToothFairy Executive Director. “The participation of Spaugh Dameron Tenny, LLC will help promote healthy smiles for local children while providing youth the tools they need to prevent the pain and embarrassment associated with tooth decay.”
About America’s ToothFairy
As a resource provider, America’s ToothFairy increases access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention and treatment services for underserved children. Since its inception in 2006, America’s ToothFairy has distributed more than $19 million in donated products, educational materials and financial grants to improve oral health outcomes for children and youth in need. For more information, visit AmericasToothFairy.org.
About Bless Back Worldwide
Bless Back Worldwide collaborates with trusted local partners in underdeveloped communities to create, implement and support programs that drive sustainable, long term impact. The organization’s initiatives in healthcare, business and education enable its volunteers and those it serves to utilize their God-given skills and resources. The passion of over 800 Bless Back volunteers, who support its work through funding, project planning, and in-country service, is the lifeblood their organization. To learn more about Bless Back Worldwide, visit www.blessbackworldwide.org.
About Spaugh Dameron Tenny
Spaugh Dameron Tenny, LLC started in 1957 to help families of physicians and dentists reach their financial goals, through a comprehensive process involving questions, dreams, and plenty of laughs. The boutique financial planning firm strives to help clients feel secure, free, and inspire a legacy of generosity and stewardship. For more information, visit www.sdtplanning.com.
Contact: Molly Holbert