You can help us bring a smile back to the face of a child in need. When children arrive in foster care, they often have nothing with them except the clothes on their backs. Operation Shiny Teeth is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a simple premise: give them the means to provide a little self-care through the gift of a new toothbrush and toothpaste so they can find in the mirror’s reflection the smile they thought they’d lost and face a new day with confidence.
Roughly a third of kids in foster care in California do not receive dental exams on time and 20% of kids in care have major dental issues. (Source) This is unacceptable. I am so grateful organizations like Operation Shiny Teeth exist to support kids in foster care and their dental needs. A big thank you to Operation Shiny Teeth who donated toothbrushes and toothpaste kits for my Comfort Case bags, which support kids entering foster care.
Laura, Foster Parent Partner
On behalf of The Children’s Haven, Inc., we would like to extend our deepest appreciation for your support of our program. We want to specifically thank you for the recent donation of three large bins of toothbrushes and toothpaste. Each donation brings us closer to our mission of providing quality advocacy for EVERY child in foster care in our community.
MARCIE SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE CHILDREN’S HAVEN