Dental care is a significant problem in Haiti.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 23, 2015
It’s been five years since the Haiti earthquake devastated the impoverished country, leaving thousands of children in the care of orphanages.
Some estimates put the number of orphaned or abandoned children in Haiti at 750,000 – double the number before the January 2010 earthquake. Some of the children lost one or both parents in the earthquake, while others have been placed in orphanages because their parents cannot afford to care for them. Helping these children is The Haiti Orphan Project, a Missouri-based nonprofit.
Smile Squared is honored to add The Haiti Orphan Project as its newest partner organization.
“Dental care is a significant problem in Haiti,” said Les Prouty, executive director of The Haiti Orphan Project. “Many children have cavities and other dental issues which can be significantly reduced with proper oral hygiene. Smile Squared will help us make great strides toward improving the oral health of the children we serve. We are excited to be partnering with Smile Squared!”
Smile Squared is a buy-one, give-one brand that seeks to donate 1 million toothbrushes to children in need worldwide. For every Smile Squared toothbrush sold online or through select retailers throughout the United States, the company donates a toothbrush to a child in need. Since its founding in 2011, Smile Squared has donated more than 100,000 toothbrushes through partner organizations like The Haiti Orphan Project.
“The Haiti Orphan Project is changing the lives of children for the better, from their housing to their health,” said Eric Cope, president and founder of Smile Squared. “We are delighted our toothbrushes are going to be used to help the children in Haiti improve their oral health.”
About Smile Squared
Smile Squared is a St. Louis-based buy-one, give-one brand. For every toothbrush purchased, Smile Squared donates one to a child in need through its many partner organizations. Founded in 2011, the company has donated more than 100,000 toothbrushes in all 50 states and in 24 countries. Toothbrushes are sold online and at select retailers nationwide. Smile Squared: You buy one. We give one. The world smiles. Learn more at smilesquared.com.