The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 11, 2014

Dental product drive benefits club

Staff Report
The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — Designed to raise awareness and collect oral care products for at-risk children and teens, the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive is going on this February — National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and rinse will benefit members of the Boys & Girls Club of Danville.

With participation from 3,900 Walmart locations, the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive will promote oral health for families across the nation. Local community members can visit their local Walmart to drop off donated oral care products for local at-risk youth in the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive Box and pick up their free Kid’s Activity Packs including America’s ToothFairy Kids Club free membership cards, ToothFairy 101 educational activities for children and coupons from Walmart, Crest and Oral-B.

Patrons donating to the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive can share their experience by snapping a selfie and using the hashtag #SmileDrive2014 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Danville, contact Rob Gifford at 446-4315 or rgif-ford@bgcdnv.org.

“We are so grateful that Walmart, an America’s ToothFairy Proud Underwriter, is helping to ensure children across the nation benefit from our National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign,” said Fern Ingber, National Child’s Oral Health Foundation president and CEO, in a press release.

“Their participation in the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive, combined with support from Kid’s Crest and Oral-B Stages products at Walmart and engagement from the Boys & Girls Club of Danville, will help promote healthy smiles for all children while helping to give at-risk youth the tools they need to prevent the pain and embarrassment associated with tooth decay.”

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, known as America’s ToothFairy, was formed in 2006 as an aggressive response to eliminate pediatric dental disease by providing community programs with comprehensive resources to deliver vital educational, preventive, and treatment services to children most in need.

Supporting the delivery of oral health education and care beginning at the prenatal level, America’s ToothFairy engages caring dental professionals and the general public in programs designed to promote children’s oral health.

Through the generosity of under-writers including Walmart and support from Kid’s Crest and Oral-B Stages products at Walmart, America’s ToothFairy has reached millions of children through its non-profit clinical network, Kids Club and volunteer professional and student community service programs.

The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy is dedicated to raising awareness of the No. 1 chronic childhood illness: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations.

With a growing affiliate network of exemplary non-profit community programs, the America’s ToothFairy Kids Club, professional and student 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.