Category Archives: Fundraisers

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.

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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!

American Lung Association: The Fight for Air Climb

Start training today and take the stairs!
The Fight for Air Climb is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association. The Tufts Dental Team is already formed. The climb is 41 stairs at One Boston Place on February 3, 2018. Come just to watch and support the Firefighter’s competition!
Funding for student registration ($35) may be available from other student organizations.
Email: Toria.Kourtas@tufts.edu or BostonClimb.org for more information.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

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Hurricane Harvey has hit and is causing mass devastation in Houston. 30,000 men, women and children are displaced. There is currently up to 50 feet of water in areas and left devastating results. People were forced to leave their houses with nothing but the wet clothes on their back.

What can you do? American Student Dental Association (ASDA) has set up donation boxes. Please donate items into any demarcated boxes you see around school.

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HDA: GSL to Dominican Republic

This August, the Student Hispanic Dental Association will be taking its annual global service learning trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to provide dental care to the surrounding local community that has little to no access to dental care.

We have will been fundraising all year to be able to travel with 23 students and 6 faculty members to provide comprehensive dental care. For 1 week, we will be providing dental exams, cleanings, fillings, and extractions as needed, as well as providing everyone with toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and oral hygiene instruction and reinforcement. It is an extremely rewarding, uplifting experience as well as a very unique opportunity to offer our services as full-time dental providers to a community in need.

As a team of Tufts Dental students, it is challenging to afford this trip, and we would greatly appreciate any donation that you are able to make – large or small. The link below will direct you to our GoFundMe Page.
https://www.gofundme.com/tuftsdental

Your contribution would mean the world to us.  Every penny counts!
Thank you so much for your support and for sharing our passion by being a part of this truly amazing cause!!!

– Elizabeth Betances (D18) –

Crowd funding support comes to TUSDM!

Trying to raise money for a community service trip or activity?? Get support from Tufts!  Tessa Buckley from University Advancement in Medford gave a Tufts Crowdfunding presentation on Tuesday, June 27.  Over twenty students attended, along with interested staff and faculty.   Check out the slides and contact Tessa Buckley and/or Nancy Marks, Community Service Coordinator to discuss your goals.

Link to Download powerpoint below:
Crowdfunding Dental 6.27.17