Do you have a sweet tooth? Like most people, you probably never stop to think about where the sugar that makes those treats taste great comes from. But, at Mosaic Smiles we know all about the lives of Haitian and Dominican sugarcane fieldworkers who make only $5 a day for their backbreaking labor. With such low pay, they can barely afford basic necessities and many people struggle with even getting medical care. Dental care is a luxury for them – that’s why Mosaic Smiles is going to send one lucky staff member to the Dominican Republic to provide free oral healthcare to these worthy patients. We’ll donate our time and skills, but we need your help to make this happen – so support your compassionate family dentist in Fairfax, VA by donating to your favorite team member.
Who Does The 2017 Mission Trip Benefit?
In the crowded, impoverished “bateyes” or communities of sugarcane field workers of the Dominican Republic, life is difficult. People in these dilapidated homes frequently sleep with 5-6 people in each room, and the areas often lack running water.
These men and women work long hours of hard, physical labor – making only dollars a day to provide for themselves and their families. Babies in the bateyes frequently go without diapers, kids don’t have shoes, and most people can’t even afford transportation to medical and dental treatment – if they could even pay for the care at all.
While your support to our mission trip will primarily benefit the Dominican and Haitian workers and their children, you’ll also change the life of the team member who wins this contest. You’ll contribute to compassion and global connectedness by sending an eager volunteer to provide aid.
How Does The Mission Trip Contest Work?
The person on our staff who raises the most money will be the one selected to go on the mission trip. They’ll travel along with volunteers from other local dentist’s offices, and they’ll provide free care to the people of the Dominican Republic.
Donate to your favorite team member here – you can donate as much as you want, as often as you want, and you can support more than one person. Even the smallest donations are accepted and appreciated.
And, if you’d like to support our mission with a gift that’s not monetary, we graciously accept gifts of new and used shoes, flip flops, and clothing of all sizes at our practice. We’ll make sure the people of the bateyes receive your generous support, no matter what form it comes in.
So help us brighten the smiles of impoverished sugarcane fieldworkers of the Dominican Republic, with our 2017 mission trip – donate to our worthy cause or stop by our office to give today!