Caring for Cambodia ("CFC") ran their annual toothbrush collection during the month of February, so I decided we would focus on toothbrushes and dental hygiene too! I decided to run a campaign: For every pair of earrings sold, we would buy 5 toothbrushes to donate. I wasn't expecting to exceed 100 toothbrushes based on historical sales, but boy was I wrong. You all STEPPED UP!
I was so overwhelmed with people's generosity. I had followers and friends reaching out asking if they could simply just donate to help me buy more toothbrushes! At the end, I collected/bought over 450 toothbrushes and over 200 tubes of travel toothpaste. You have no idea what a difference this will make!
Here's a little excerpt from their website talking about their dental hygiene program.
Bright Smiles. Bright Futures.
This program aims to provide every student with three toothbrushes per year. After each school meal, the students are required to brush their teeth, with teachers on hand to demonstrate how to brush correctly and conduct lessons on good oral hygiene.
Caring for Cambodia now distributes over 17,000 toothbrushes per year. The next time you have a party or a lunch, ask each guest to bring along a new toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste.
So I just wanted to say thank you to everyone out there who purchased earrings in February and for everyone who reached out to make a donation towards my collection. I hope to continue these efforts as the business grows and encourage everyone else to get involved with foundations doing great work around the world!