Category Archives: Fundraisers

Light A Candle for Zambia

“We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.”- John F. Kennedy

This July, the Tisch Summer Fellows Program in collaboration with TUSDM will support five Tufts Dental Students on an exciting service learning project to support oral health service delivery and infrastructure in Zambia, Africa! In efforts to raise awareness and funding for the project, the team is selling soy candles. Any donations raised by the Tufts Team will directly benefit the project and will be used towards supporting oral health for people in Zambia that are in desperate need of oral care

The highly scented soy candle is in a cute hexagon jar. Features include an awesome eco wick (no metal/zinc and not paraffin coated). Candles are made and hand poured with high quality ingredients and love (:

ORDER YOUR CANDLES HERE! DEADLINE for order is: June 30th

Wine Tasting for Health Thursday: Zambia wine tasting fundraiser

RSVP Required HERE

Entry Fee: Students – $15 , Faculty/Non-students – $30 

What is included: Wine Tasting & Food – Along with many chances to win prizes via Raffle and Auction! 

Each entry ticket will entry your name in a raffle. Each Raffle ticket is $5 or you can buy 5 for $20. 

The Zambia Project: 

In 2018, the longstanding TUSDM Zambian oral health outreach project (founded in 2006) was developed as the focus of a GSL course which requires a three-week country immersion as well as extensive project preparation and post field experience reflection and assessment. Lessons learned from this comprehensive project guide the refinement of the other five GSL projects. This project in rural Zambia is a collaboration of a local community, the Dental Training School of the Zambian Ministry of Health and TUSDM strategically utilizing existing health care infrastructure and incorporating community-oriented cost-effective oral health prevention. The program includes four components of oral health promotion—oral health education, emergency care for infection and pain, fluoride exposure and atraumatic restorative treatment (ART). Annual visits by TUSDM in collaboration with Zambian interdisciplinary oral health and medical teams provide exams, fluoride treatments, toothbrushes/toothpaste, extractions and tooth restoration. Since inception of the Zambian effort, local Zambian community oral health volunteers, trained and coordinated through the local rural health center, provide essential support for the program including on-going oral health education, identification of community dental needs and assistance for visiting teams.

Support Team Tufts Ruck

On April 14th, Tarlan Sedaghat (D22) from LGBTQA will be joining Tufts Tough Ruck team on a 26.2 mile walk in honor of our fallen veterans. The food they’ll be carrying during the walk will be donated to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, and the money they’re hoping to raise with your help will provide much needed support to veteran families.

Together they are also hoping to raise awareness for a new project called Service With a Smile. This project is aimed to allow volunteer dental students provide dental services to veterans in Boston.

Here’s the link, where you can also read more info about the event:https://www.crowdrise.com/dashboard/tarlansedaghat/TuftsRuck

DSD Collects for Horizons for Homeless

It’s that time of year again to attend Yankee! Every year we all get so much free stuff at Yankee, some of which we don’t need.


Tufts is all about service to the community, so: Consider donating them!!!
Delta Sigma Delta will be collecting toothbrushes, toothpastes, floss, and any other dental tool that can be used by the average person to maintain oral health.
These will then be donated to Horizons for Homeless children, a non profit organization that helps children of homeless families to continue normal growth and development during transitional periods. 


They will then be distributed to family shelters throughout Boston!
DSD will place a large box in the 7th floor student lounge, drop all donations in there. 

PERU Clothing Drive

Take a moment to look through your closets this weekend for any clothes or school items that you may not want anymore! We will be collecting men, women, and children’s clothing, winter coats & accessories, shoes/boots, blankets, backpacks, socks, and any school supplies (pencils/pens/notebooks/etc.) as part of Tufts’ GSL Peru trip. We will directly be distributing the items to the local villages there.
There are donation boxes set up in the 7th floor student lounge, 15th floor, and on the 4th floor of Sackler Library. We will be collecting from Oct. 29th to Nov. 2nd.
Anything will be much appreciated!

AO Blankets For Sale!

This year, just in time for Fall and holiday gifting, AO is selling soft and comfy Tufts Dental blankets! The blankets are a cream knit on the front, with the Tufts Dental logo (see photo below) and surrounded by mini teeth! The back is a soft navy blue fleece. They measure 4.5 feet x 5.5 feet. These great blankets are selling for $45 for 1 blanket and $80 for 2 blankets.

Check out the photo if you are interested in the design! Click here to put an order! Don’t miss out, the last day to submit your order is Thursday, October 18th. You can also feel the blanket at any time on the 2nd floor; ask Tommy at the Atlantic desk!

FIVE TUSDM STUDENTS HEAD TO ZAMBIA FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

This July, the Tisch Summer Fellows Program in collaboration with TUSDM will support five Tufts Dental Students on an exciting service learning project to support oral health service delivery and infrastructure in Zambia, Africa. The student team includes D19s: Jessaca York and Syed Hussain; D20s: Amani Sarao, Charles James and Zach Golub.

The program under the direction of Dr. John Morgan, Department of Public Health and Community Service (and with additional support from Nancy Marks, Tisch/TUSDM Community Service Coordinator), will provide students the opportunity to work in conjunction with the Zambian Ministry of Health, The Dental Training School in Lusaka, and the Namwala District Hospital, and local health providers to assist in the provision dental care and explore methods of oral health sustainability for rural and vulnerable populations in selected rural sites. Any donations raised by the Tufts Team will directly benefit the project and will be used towards supporting oral health for people in Zambia that are in desperate need of oral care. For more information on how you can help them reach their crowdfunding goals, please email Amanjot Sarao or Charles James

Salsa Night Fundraiser

Give Kids a Smile along with Alpha Omega are hosting a Salsa Night on Friday, February 9th from 6-9PM, in efforts to raise money for TUSDM’s 2nd annual Give Kids a Smile event – A national outreach program created by the ADA Foundation that serves children in need of dental care, free of charge and allows them to potentially find a dental home.
The Salsa Class will be taught by Tuft’s very own D’19, Alejo Lamas! The event will be in the Alumni Lounge on the 15th floor. The class costs $10 for dancing only and $15 for dancing and drinks! There will also be snacks provided for everyone. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To sign-up via this google doc: https://goo.gl/forms/Jvm7cVidntSkM4f13.

Bake Sale for Jumbo Hurricane Relief—Baked Goods Needed! 

We are the Jumbo Hurricane Relief — a small group of Tufts students and faculty from around the university who have joined together to raise funds for the Caribbean islands devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. We have been fundraising through various events and bake sales, and have raised in more than $2,750.

We are trying to raise $15,000 by the end of the 2018 school year and are doing so through various events and bake sales. For the weekend of  (12/8-12/10), we are hoping to raise $2,500 through 5 bake sales and are in dire need of baked goods. If you could donate some baked goods, we would greatly appreciate your help!

You could sign up to bake below and contact Pietra Check (pietra.check@tufts.edu), who can arrange to pick up the goods in a central location on the Boston campus. Pietra will be on the Boston campus next Friday, 12/8.

Continue reading Bake Sale for Jumbo Hurricane Relief—Baked Goods Needed! 

HPSP Troop Drive

Today starts the annual Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)‘s Troop Drive to collect items and donations to be sent to our troops overseas during the Holidays. Every noontime hour until next Tuesday 11/21,  a table will be set up in the 4th floor Sackler cafeteria for collection. Popular items include DVDs, CDs, holiday decorations, T-shirts, work out items, magazines, candy etc. If you donate cash, it’ll help with the postage or be used to purchase items. Just imagine yourself being overseas, far from home, serving your country. What would you like to receive? What would pleasantly surprise you?

In addition, if you have a relative or know someone serving overseas in the military; email Dr. Rankin before Thanksgiving to make sure  they receive something during the Holidays!