Navigation Links
Help AidJoy Ship 20,000 Toothbrushes to Children in Need
Date:7/27/2013

Greenville, SC (PRWEB) July 27, 2013

AidJoy is assisting in the donation of 20,000 toothbrushes that will be delivered to children in need in the Peruvian side of the Amazon rainforest. The generous gift, donated by the ADEC Group, will help improve the lives of children in remote villages of Peru. AidJoy is seeking a shipping partner to transport the brushes from Greenville, SC to Miami, FL.

For most of us, a toothbrush is a pretty simple necessity. "We take them for granted, but elsewhere around the world, it can be life changing,” says Jonathan Shanin, founder and Executive Director of AidJoy, a Greenville, South Carolina based non-profit group.

One of the primary health problems for children in this remote region of Peru is the lack of basic dental care. "Most people only earn $300 or $400 a year to take care of their whole family," says Shanin, "Spending $2 or $3 on a toothbrush is a considerable expense."

When a cavity goes untreated, the decay eats into the center of the tooth, and eventually enters the nerves and blood vessels. From that point, bacteria can move into the bloodstream and travel throughout the body. By gaining access to basic dental care, like a toothbrush, these children can drastically reduce their chances for severe dental disease and potentially life-threatening infections.

To help prevent such illness, AidJoy is searching for a partner to transport these 20,000 toothbrushes to Miami, their waypoint before moving on to Peru. The 114 boxes of toothbrushes are contained on two pallets, and ready to be shipped. If you or your firm can assist us in getting these simple, but potentially life-saving items, into the hands of children in need, please contact us at (864) 246-8123 or help(at)aidjoy(dot)org.

For more information about the donation of the toothbrushes, please view the CBS news report on the story: https://vimeo.com/aidjoy/toothbrushes.

About AidJoy:
AidJoy, a U.S. based non-profit, helps charities with the tools and training they need to achieve their long-term vision. We are devoted to making lasting changes and that takes time; our programs typically last 18 to 22 months. Our expertise is applied to a select group of unsung charities fighting to solve one of the world's dire problems. The net effect alleviates suffering, and saves lives in your community and abroad.

Currently, we are focused on expanding medical aid in the Peruvian side of the Amazon rainforest. Project Amazonas and the Loreto Region’s Ministry of Health are our main partners in this effort. Last year, AidJoy helped nearly 8,000 people living in the Amazon rainforest receive medical aid.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/AidJoy/ShipToothBrushes/prweb10969896.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. 9/11 Hero's Charity, Wishgivers.org, Challenges 20,000 Americans to Skip Coffee on Feel-good Fridays
2. MotoSport Announces the Ultimate Ride Giveaway with up to $20,000 in Prizes and Three Ways to Win
3. TechReviews Publishes Latest Detailed Reviews for Best Electric Toothbrushes
4. Children's Orthopaedic and Spine Center Sponsors Silver Stars Camp Day
5. More central line infections seen in children with cancer once they leave the hospital
6. Regional PT Hosts “Hats Off to Kids”— Fourth Annual Fundraiser for The Children’s Center
7. Tallahassee Girl Suffering from Chronic Headaches Diagnose with Lemon-sized Congenital Brain Cyst and Has Brain Surgery at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville
8. Overnights away from home affect childrens attachments, U.Va. study shows
9. State-Wide Service Dog Organization Names Pup in Honor of Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL
10. Camp Boggy Creek Hosts 3rd Annual Challenge Ride to Raise Money for Seriously Ill Children
11. PediPlace Wins Grand Prize in DealWell.com’s Care2Share Campaign; Lewisville Children’s Health Group Receives the Most “Likes” in Online Contest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an orthodontist ... has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be used ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain ... for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it ... the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, ... journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® ... Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and ... Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) ... Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing ... With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company ... for sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT ... PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... 52" report to their offering. ... creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The ... that will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza ... to cap sales considerably, but development is still in its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future is ... online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes Scholars ... in the way of academic and community service excellence. ... program since 2012, and continues to advocate for people ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: