Charlotte Regional Oral Health Zone News – Spring 2016


Your Smile Drive Impact!

America’s ToothFairy held its 3rd Annual Smile Drive this February during National Children’s Dental Health Month. This campaign helps to raise awareness of children’s oral health and collect much-needed oral care products for vulnerable children.

We are very grateful for the enthusiastic participation of NC/SC businesses and volunteers including:

  • Align Technology North Carolina
  • Antioch International Church
  • BooneOakley
  • Career Center HOSA
  • Charlotte Area Transit System
  • Charlotte Bilingual Pre-School
  • Comite de las Obras Sociales
  • Davidson College Pre-Dental Society
  • Ecole du Samedi
  • The Dale Jr. Foundation
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Hello Spanish Clubs
  • Heritage High School HOSA
  • InnerVision Inc.
  • JR Motorsports
  • KaVo Kerr Group
  • Lambs of Grace
  • LandDesign, Inc.
  • Las Maris de Charlotte
  • LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC
  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte
  • Mama’s Coffee
  • Miss Native American USA Kristina Hyatt
  • USA National Miss Palmetto State Jr. Teen 2016 Alex Quinn
  • Narcisa Hair Salon
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Princeton High School HOSA
  • Scotland County Schools Child Nutrition Services
  • St. Gabriel’s Catholic School
  • St. Phiilip Neri Catholic Church
  • Sirona Dental, Inc.
  • UNCC Undergraduate Student National Dental Association
“Thank you so much to America’s ToothFairy for allowing me to be a part of the Smile Drive!” said USA National Miss Palmetto State Jr. Teen 2016 Alex Quinn. “I loved involving my community in collecting hygiene supplies for those in need.”
Through our “Oral Health Across Charlotte” event and Smile Drive, America’s ToothFairy distributed thousands of toothbrushes to local youth-serving organizations. Our goal was to raise awareness of the importance of oral health and ensure youth in our region have access to a much needed, but often overlooked tool, a new toothbrush! Thank you for helping us do just that!
Local beneficiaries of these oral healthcare products included:
  • The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greater Charlotte
  • Head Start
  • Camino Community Center
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools McKinney-Vento Program
  • A Child’s Place
  • Ranson Middle School
  • Girls on the Run of Charlotte
  • Alexander Youth Network
  • Mission Children’s Hospital Asheville
  • Charlotte Community Health Clinic

“Oral health is a critically important issue for the children we serve and an important factor in their lifelong health, self-esteem and success,” said Marty Clary, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs for the Charlotte Area. “We are grateful to America’s ToothFairy for this generous donation of toothbrushes and their support for children and families in our Charlotte community.”

America’s ToothFairy is proud to support the work of these wonderful local organizations, which provide valuable resources and programs to Charlotte children and families!


Thank You!

With your support for Oral Health Across Charlotte and the Smile Drive, we collected more than 35,000 oral care products for local chidren and youth in need. A big thank you to all of our Smile Drive participants for your generous support and participation throughout the month of February. Special thanks to our volunteer Marie Muller for all her Smile Drive efforts! Remember, you can hold a Smile Drive at anytime throughout the year. Contact gedrei@ncohf.org for more information!