EDMONTON – April is Oral Health Month, and this year the Alberta Dental Association and College and the Alberta Dental Foundation have partnered together for Brush-Up Alberta, a toothbrush drive for our neighbours in need.
Funds raised throughout the month of April will allow us to purchase and provide Colgate oral health kits to Food Banks Alberta.
Toiletries and hygiene products are some of the most sought-after items at Food Banks Alberta. As a profession, dentists know the value basic oral hygiene can make to those without access to care – and so we’re working together to help meet this need, especially as record numbers of Albertans are visiting Food Banks due to COVID-19.
“With nearly 13% of Albertans facing food insecurity and utilizing services such as food banks in Alberta, and with hygiene products being some of the most sought-after items, we knew we wanted to help.” Dr. Tobias Meiszinger, President, Alberta Dental Foundation.
And, for every dollar donated in the month of April, the Alberta Dental Foundation will match it… up to $20,000! At a minimum, this will allow us to provide more than 20,000 Colgate oral health kits to Food Banks Alberta!
To donate visit: https://www.albertadentalfoundation.ca/brushupab