On August 20, Tufts Student National Dental Association (SNDA) was able to sort through over 100+ baby items and stock the shelves for families living in poverty. We plan on future collaboration with Room To Grow (Nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development) in supplying them with toothpaste and other needed baby hygiene supplies. We would like to find a way to get them the toothpaste they need via donation or a drive.
Room to Grow received a copy of “Everyone Smiles” to add to their book collection. As Patricia (Room To Grow Community Director) stated at the event: “–stats show that by the age of 3, children born into low-income families have heard roughly 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers.”
Overall, it was great to help out today with classmates!
Written by: Gary Kersey (D20)