Join the Smile Drive: A Mission to Protect Every Child’s Smile

In a world where the basics of dental hygiene are easily taken for granted, the importance of a simple toothbrush cannot be overstated. Every child deserves the right to a healthy smile, a right that is compromised for many due to lack of access to basic dental care products. This is where the Smile Drive steps in, an initiative that lights up faces across the U.S. by ensuring that every child has access to the most crucial tool in dental hygiene—the toothbrush.

The Plight Against Dental Disease

Dental hygiene practices are not just about keeping a bright smile; they are essential in fighting against the germs that cause tooth decay, one of the most common chronic diseases among children in the U.S. The lack of a toothbrush, the “magic wand” against dental disease, means many children are left vulnerable to pain, discomfort, and complications that can affect their eating, speaking, playing, and learning.

The Smile Drive Mission

The Smile Drive is a nationwide campaign with a heartwarming mission: to collect toothbrushes and dental hygiene products for low-income families. Volunteers from all walks of life—churches, schools, service clubs, businesses, dental offices, and even student organizations like fraternities and sororities—come together in this collective effort to make a tangible difference in their communities.

Why We Participate

Our participation in the Smile Drive goes beyond just collecting toothbrushes; it’s about being part of a larger movement that brings smiles to children’s faces and instills the importance of dental health from a young age. It’s about community solidarity and the understanding that everyone deserves the chance to own their “magic wand” against tooth decay.

Our goal is ambitious yet attainable: to collect 2,000 toothbrushes. While we’ve made a start with 32 toothbrushes, there’s still a long way to go. This number represents not just a percentage of our goal but a step towards making a significant impact in the lives of children who need it the most.

How You Can Help

Joining the Smile Drive is easy and rewarding. Whether as an individual or as a group, your contribution can help turn the tide against dental disease. Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Donate Toothbrushes and Dental Hygiene Products: Every toothbrush counts towards giving a child the gift of a healthy smile.
  • Spread the Word: Share information about the Smile Drive within your network. The more people know, the greater the impact we can make together.
  • Organize Collections: Coordinate with local schools, businesses, and organizations to set up collection points for dental hygiene products.

The Impact of Your Contribution

By participating in the Smile Drive, you’re not just contributing products; you’re contributing to the health and well-being of children in your community. You’re helping to prevent the spread of dental disease and ensuring that every child has the chance to smile brightly, without pain or discomfort.

Let’s come together to make a difference. Join the Smile Drive and be part of a movement that believes every child deserves to practice good dental hygiene. It’s a cause worth smiling about.

Collection Boxes

Collection Box Located at Dollar General on Columbia Ave.

Collection Box Located at Dollar General on East Goodale Ave.


We raised 1,248 toothbrushes and have been sharing with other organizations. As of 4/9/2024, we have donated 210 to the Help & Hope Closet, 210 to the Inasmuch House and 200 to the Pagans in Need Food Bank.

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