BENEFITING: UNSPOKEN SMILES FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: UNSPOKEN SMILES FOUNDATION
We train young women in underserved communities to provide dental care for the world’s most vulnerable children. Join us.
The Unspoken Smiles Foundation seeks to address two of the most critical problems facing impoverished communities around the world: poor oral health, particularly in children, and lack of educational and economic opportunities for women. Many millions of children throughout the world live without regular access to quality, affordable dental care. In fact, early childhood tooth decay is the most common chronic disease worldwide. Poor oral health can have disastrous consequences on the long-term health and wellbeing of children, causing serious illness, including life-threatening blood infections, and negatively impacting their ability to learn, eat, play, and socialize with confidence.
How it Works
The Unspoken Smiles Foundation provides fellowships for young women ages 18-35 to become dental assistants, capable of educating their communities about the importance of oral health and providing early interventions for children through oral hygiene assessments and dental cleanings. Our fellowships give young women lifelong earning potential, help increase women’s participation in the labor force, and grow the local economy. Unspoken Smiles supports mobile health clinics that provide free services to children under the age of 17, including in-school visits and oral health lessons, and give steady, well-paid employment for our fellows. Your contribution will support our pilot programs in Haiti, Kurdistan, and Romania and help spread the Unspoken Smiles model for oral health, education, and economic growth to communities in need around the world.
We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this July. Some ideas include:
- Get your workplace and local government officials, nonprofits, and small businesses involved in Unspoken Smiles Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge.
- Help spread the word about Unspoken Smiles | Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge. Invite your friends to join this event to receive latest updates, graphics and tools to share on your social channels.
- Use the hashtag #macysshop4acause #unspokenSmiles to increase awareness about the Unspoken Smiles Foundation and help us reach out to other organizations to see how together, you can have a greater impact between July 11 - August 13.
- Consider making a contritution to this campaign
Unspoken Similes has worked to promote sustainable development in health and education. Pilot programs in Kurdistan, Haiti and Romania have been successfully launched and we are working to expand our programs to many other country by the end of 2017.
Help us make it happen.