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1000 Smiles Jamaica Dental Mission Trip

Organized by: Kate Weger

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THE STORY:

In rural Jamaica, there is only one dentist for every 100,000 people. Starting in 2003, the “1000 Smiles” project began as the world’s largest, international, humanitarian, dental project. Great Shape!'s 1000 Smiles Dental Project provides free access to dental care and education to Jamaican families. More than 350 volunteers join 1000 Smiles each year to provide Jamaicans with fillings, cleanings, extractions, sealants, dentures and oral health education in temporary dental clinics and schools. Each week during the project there are some 45 volunteers that make up the team. This year, fifteen dental students and three dentists from Temple University will travel to Negril, Jamaica in late August to offer our hands in helping change lives. Through our volunteer commitment, we will be responsible to purchase our own materials, supplies, dental instruments all on a tight graduate school budget. With your help, we will be able to change the lives of so many people. Any contribution helps, and as little as $5 can help to put a smile on a young child's face.

$2,700

 

90% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Susan Devlin

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anthony & Carmela LIcastro

     

  • Mary Landers

    $100

  • Sue Harrington

     

  • Tom & Sue Zellman

     

  • Ashley Lichatin

     

  • The Griffiths Family

     

  • Tom and Margie Kirsch

     

  • Alec Swan

     

  • The Lichatin Family

     

  • Julia White

    $50

  • The Beer Family

    $500

  • Bill and Debbie Beck

     

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Organized by

Kate Weger

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Bill and Debbie Beck

Bill and Debbie Beck

3 years ago

The Beer Family

The Beer Family

DONATION: $500

Dear Kate, It is such a pleasure to support such an important endeavor. The Beer Family 3 years ago

Julia White

Julia White

DONATION: $50

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. (Joseph Addison) Can't wait to hear about your adventures... Thanks for what you are doing <3 3 years ago

The Lichatin Family

The Lichatin Family

Kate, you are making the world a better place! 3 years ago

Alec Swan

Alec Swan

3 years ago

Tom and Margie Kirsch

Tom and Margie Kirsch

Great endeavor.......all the Best, Kate! 3 years ago

The Griffiths Family

The Griffiths Family

What a wonderful thing to do Kate!! Good Luck!! 3 years ago

Ashley Lichatin

Ashley Lichatin

Way to go Kate! What a wonderful thing to do :) 3 years ago

Tom & Sue Zellman

Tom & Sue Zellman

A beautiful smile is a lasting impression. 3 years ago

Sue Harrington

Sue Harrington

3 years ago

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