Each year my family and I tries to pack lots of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Basically you try and fit into a shoebox a ton of things like toys, hygiene items, hard candy, school supplies and dental supplies into this shoebox for Christmas. One thing that we always ask for donations of is dental supplies.
This year the Mummy Deals Shoebox Goal is 1000 boxes with various friends, family and community members helping out. Dental supplies can get quite costly but most dental offices receive samples from the manufacturer’s. one year we had a dental office who’d got the wrong name printed on their new toothbrushes by mistake. They couldn’t use them but we ended up with 100s of toothbrushes.
Last week we went to our new dentist and at the end I asked if they’d consider donating some of those samples to impoverished kids. Kids who don’t have much at all. They said yes and so we went to pick up the box: 360 sample tubes! 360 boxes….360 kids. Consider asking your dentist for supplies or businesses for leftover pens, pads etc. You never know. If you’re in Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland and want to join our drive feel free to ask your dentist and then I’ll grab ’em from you.
Big shoutout to Associated Dental on 45th in Munster!