Juanito I. King Foundation, Inc. is an NGO based in Cebu, Philippines. Having 'Project Healthy Smile' as our partner is indeed an honor. Through PHS’s generous dental supply donations, we are able to cater to a much larger number of children in the rural communities in the province. Having been personally visited by PHS, conducting dental education and rendering dental services themselves to the children in the mountain areas of Cebu is indeed a great thing to do. We are grateful that they have reached the Philippines.
With Hollie Mae's and Michelle's dedicated efforts, surely many children around the globe will be able to smile with much confidence.
Project Healthy Smile is a fantastic organization with dedicated and passionate leaders, Hollie Mae and Michelle. As a past volunteer I have seen first hand the amount of time and effort put into every PHS event to ensure maximum donations are received for those in need. At PHS, it is truly 'all about the kids.'
During their shot stay in Haiti, Michelle and Hollie showed the children at Lamardelle’s orphanage new techniques on how to take care of their teeth, to my amazement even after their departures the children were still helping each other to better themselves especially the flossing that was unknown to them before, Micelle and Hollie also made a big impact showing the teachers at the school of five hundred and fifty children, on how to continue their work, really their trip to Haiti brought a big healthy smile on everybody’s faces and we hope that their good work will continue all over the world, we are thanking you so much for the time you spent with us and hope that you will have the opportunity to come back to teach the next wave of children coming to our doors, once again thank you.
I just want to say that Michelle and Hollie were great to us. I and my wife are running the children home in Thu Duc District, Saigon Vietnam. We have now 17 kids that are living with us in our home. One of the things that we really care is their teeth. And thank you so much that you guys came and help us in training our kids how to protect their teeth. Our two kids named Ho and Dao. They got very bad teeth and suffered the paints and we once took them to the local dentist but it cost us a fortune to get their teeth fixed. Michelle and Hollie came not only help the kids to clean their teeth but to support them to get their teeth fixed. Now you can see a real big smiles on their faces. We just pray and ask God to continue using you guys to help kids with their real big smile. Love to see you guys again. Sang and Jen from Eden Family of Vietnam.
Am from Uganda (East Africa) and I am the founder and executive Director of Meeting Point Kampala which gives support to people with Aids, and also owns a Learnig Centre for orphans and vulnerable children from slum areas. Michelle and Hollie came here in May this year to help these children with dental supplies, treated the children and also donated dental supplies to over 500 children at the Centre. Now the children have learnt to keep their teeth clean and Michelle is also preparing to send more supplies before the end of of this year. these two ladies are wonderful, despite the fact that Africa is very far away from Washington, they were concerned about the poor African Children. and what surprised me is that Michelle left her young baby at home and decided to come to Africa to do an unpaid work this is really wonderful. All of us here in Meeting Point are proud and praise the work done by Project Health Smile because all our poor children are now smiling. Long Live Project Health Smile Long Live Michelle and Hollie
I met Michelle and Hollie when they were in Nha Trang, Vietnam to do their project. I recognized that Project Health Smile is a valuable organization . Michelle and Hollie worked tirelessly to help poor children at Loc Tho Charity School learn how to take good care of their teeth. I'm very aapreciative to all of their efforts I'm very proud of them - the young women - who devote their time and efforts to help children. I'm very happy if I can do something for their project. Hope to see Michell and Hollie again soon.
As a provider in the field of dentistry, I am approached by a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations to donate time or monetary funds. Since I have limitations with both, I prefer to restrict my energy and resources toward a few organizations whose providers are passionate and driven, and whose establishment has a strategy design with proven results. Project Healthy Smiles succeeds in this. I've had the pleasure to meet Michelle Patterson prior to her conception of Project Healthy Smiles. I found her as a compassionate individual who, after a journey to Vietnam and meeting orphaned children, truly wanted to make their lives better. In the field of dentistry, we are aware of how important prevention is. Unfortunately, this accepted belief is not emphasized in all cultures. I am proud of Michelle for unselfishly spending her own personal resources and time to educate children who are oftentimes overlooked and forgotten. Project Healthy Smiles enables them with knowledge and tools that will help alter their dental habits and therefore improve their long-term health. I do believe in the structure of Project Healthy Smiles but, most importantly, I believe in Michelle's heartfelt benevolence and goodwill towards these young children.
I've seen the women behind this organization work tirelessly throughout the year with a level of passion that I've never seen before. I've given and will continue to give to PHS because it seems like every dollar you give they turn it into miracles. I wouldn't hesitate to promote PHS to anyone looking to direct their hard-earned money to a great cause.
I have joined Michelle to an Orphanage in Thu Duc Dist., HCMC (Vietnam). So memorable. Project Healthy Smile is a valuable organization I found and I hope they can support more and more children with misfortunes over the world as they have done so far. Hope to have chance to join with PHM soon!
Project Healthy Smile was created to provide oral health education & supplies to underprivileged children around the world. The organization has stood by its mission and made great strides over the past 3 years. The founders are 100% devoted to the cause and their passion shows in every mission completed. I have had the great honor of working with the organization from the ground level and watching the growth both globally and locally has been extremely moving. It's organizations like this that prove you can make a difference in a person's life, even if that person stands thousands of miles away and their need may seem so overwhelming, positive impact can be made. Each dental supply PHS donates helps preserve another smile. I like to believe these smiles help make this earth shine alittle brighter each day. Thank you PHS for the wonderful journey thus far, I look forward to what the future holds.
As a volunteer with PHS I've witnessed first hand how (in the words of Margarets Mead) a small group of concerned citizens can change the world! The personal dedication of everyone involved is inspiring to be a part of. It has been extremely rewarding to watch how the well run fundraising and awareness activities I have participated in domestically have translated to real and impactful dental programs abroad. Having spent time in some of the countries where PHS has programs, I have seen the desperate need for dental hygiene education among these vulnerable children first hand. With a little equipment and some basic information I know that PHS and their partners are helping prevent real, and painful, health problems.
Michelle is our daughter in law and Hollie is a friend. These 2 giving, generous, and loving women have done so much in helping children learn about dental care since the beginning. They have left their families and traveled thousands of miles to give of their hearts. We are very proud and and hope that the generosity of the public will help them continue their education and love to many children.
Project Healthy Smile is such a wonderful non-profit organization. The two young women who started it are so dedicated and hard working. The love and compassion they have for others is amazing! They are determined to help as many children globally as they can to have better health. We here in Minnesota are very proud of them and totally back their foundation's hard work.
Project Healthy Smile is an organization run by genuinely concerned people who clearly intend to do something for the world's indigent. The intense work, time, expense and dedication to such a worthy cause is extremely admirable. We need more people like this!
Project Healthy Smile is an incredibly worthwhile non profit. This organization is focused on helping children worldwide with their oral health. Not only does PHS go to underdeveloped countries and provide dental cleaning services for youth who do not have substantial resources, they are also committed to education and maintenance. This gives these young generations of depressed populations a new life skill that can ultimately have a large impact on their overall health. I truly believe this is a necessary gift that the children receive due to the efforts of Project Healthy Smile, and a skill that is simple, yet crucial at the same time. Please do what you can to support them.
Project Healthy Smile is a nonprofit organization that brings light to a major problem in other parts of the world where impoverished children lack sufficient dental supplies and knowledge of proper dental care techniques. I started working with Project Healthy Smile as an intern at the beginning of my Senior year of college. I have served a number of roles within the organization and performed many duties since I joined, including tracking and organizing donations, sending thank you kits to donors, and acting as the event coordinator.
As the event coordinator on the board for PHS, I am responsible for coordinating and executing our largest fundraising event of the year, Styles for Smiles. Styles for Smiles is a fundraising event that consists of a fashion show, a portion of the proceeds from clothing and jewelry sales going to PHS, a silent auction, and a raffle. This involves planning the event space, finding and coordinating vendors, soliciting donations for the silent auction and raffle and organizing these items/services. Another role that I have as the event coordinator is to venture into other fundraising events and start to plan those as well.
If this is a review of the organization, then here is what I have to say about the strengths and weaknesses of PHS. There are three major strengths of PHS. The first is that the organization has a strong mission and is a great cause that it is easy for people to come behind. The second major strength that PHS has is the loyalty, hard work, and dedication of its board members and those who support PHS. The third strength is the integrated marketing communications. The branding for PHS is very clear and uniform. This is shown through the website, the business cards, the event communications and marketing, and more. The reason for this clear and consistent branding largely rests with Hollie Mae, and I think it is a tremendous strength for the organization.
The only weakness that the organization has is that as it is growing, PHS is having trouble keeping up with the increasing number of contacts, amount of donor data, and other information that is incoming. However, even this weakness is one that the organization is working on even now. PHS is now collaborating with a group to now track all donor and contact information. So, even the weakness that PHS has is going to be turning into a strength.
Project Healthy Smile is an organization that has the highest integrity and a strong and wonderful mission. The founders, Michelle and Hollie Mae, are two women who had a great vision. It has been a pleasure to see that vision grow and their work be carried out, aiding impoverished children around the world.
Project Healthy Smile is really fun to help out, because it never feels like work or a chore. They always have great events, that are not your standard fund raisers. I was a bartender at a fashion show fund raising event and got to wear a wig with a fake mustache. PHS is very good about raising awareness with out being push and keeping things lighthearted.
Project Healthy Smile addresses an important health issue so many of us take for granted. According to the Center for Disease Control tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease. One can only imagine how it affects children in impoverished countries. Many children have never even seen a toothbrush. Bad oral health can lead to many systemic health problems. Teaching children good habits at a young age increases their chances of carrying those good habits into adulthood. Project Healthy Smile has a powerful mission that will change the lives of many children one smile at a time.
The passion that Michelle and Hollie Mae put forward to make this organization successful is amazing. They see that the children who are suffering cannot make a positive change in their lives if they do not have healthy gums and teeth. They have traveled to some of the most needy places in the world and have helped children to learn the importance of good oral health. They are very creative in planning many successful fundraising events that cover all economic ranges and interests. They will stop at nothing to continue this journey that leads to a better world and future. I am proud to be a donor and volunteer with Project Healthy Smile.
I have volunteered at several Project Healthy Smile events around the metro area. All have been professionally run, and well attended. I have seen the work these men and women do and fully support their mission. At the moment, I am not able to provide much financial support to Project Healthy Smile and choose instead to show my support through volunteered time.