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America’s Toothfairy Invites Participation in National Smile Drive

(Charlotte, NC, February 1, 2016) – In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, businesses and individuals across the country are invited to join America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation® for its third annual Smile Drive. The Smile Drive is a national campaign to promote the importance of dental health and collect toothbrushes, toothpaste and other oral care products for underserved children.

America’s ToothFairy launched its first Smile Drive in 2014, and since then has collected more than 660,000 oral care products for children nationwide. Last year, Smile Drives were held at dental practices, companies, schools, pharmacies, community centers and more, with all donations benefiting underserved children.

Though the Smile Drive is a national campaign, local impact is a key component. Each Smile Drive host selects a local non-profit organization of their choice to receive their donations. Past Smile Drive recipients include local shelters, food banks, Boys and Girls Clubs, clinics and other youth-serving organizations.

Registration is open throughout the month of February. Anyone interested in participating in the Smile Drive should complete a brief online registration form that will grant access to a free Smile Drive Toolkit with downloadable flyers, templates and other tools for promotion.

“We are very grateful for the many caring individuals and companies that have made a strong commitment to the health of children in their community by participating in the Smile Drive,” said Fern Ingber, America’s ToothFairy President and CEO. “These generous partners not only provide at-risk children the tools they need to prevent pediatric dental disease, they help raise awareness of the vital connection between oral health and overall health.”

To register for the Smile Drive, visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org or call (800) 559-9838.

About America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation®

America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of one of the most prevalent chronic childhood illnesses: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and improving quality of life for underserved children. Through the #MySmileMatters Youth Movement, collaborative partnerships with a diverse array of national service organizations, growing network of non-profit clinical partners, dedicated professional and student volunteers, and suite of high-impact community education and service programs, America’s ToothFairy is building a powerful, united effort to eliminate tooth decay and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children. For more information, visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org.

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