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Give kids in your community a brighter smile!

Here's how you can help!
Children in need often do not receive regular dental check-ups, which can lead to cavities, discomfort, and embarassment that can distract them from learning and succeeding at school. But you can help! Gather your family, friends, and co-workers to collect basic dental care items like toothbrushes and toothpaste. Consider hosting a party where the "entry fee" is kids dental care items, or even a friendly workplace competition to see who can donate the most items! Donate the items to an organization in your community that helps children (like a school, community organization, or food bank). Once you've made your donation, tell us about it here so that we can count you towards our goal of mobilizing 20 million people by 2020 to become Champions for Kids!

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Check out SIMPLE Giving at Walmart stores in Arkansas!

Champions for Kids has partnered with Colgate to help children in need in Arkansas!  If you are in Central Arkansas and the Little Rock area, look for the red donation bins at your local Walmart store. Donate Colgate kids toothbrushes and toothpastes in the bin, and Colgate will match your donations (up to 10,000 toothbrushes total). School nurses from local school districts will collect the donations and distribute them to children in need in their district.  Click here to see a full list of participating Walmart stores and school districts!

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Colgate dental vans provide free dental screenings in Little Rock!

As part of Colgate's Building Smiles Together / Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, Colgate dental vans visited select Walmart parking lots in the Little Rock area in March 2013.  These vans provide free dental screenings to children 1-12 years old and dental education for both children and parents. Click here for more information about the national van visit schedule!

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Stories from across America

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting photos and stories of people across America who are donating dental care items to children in need and being Champions for Kids in their community!  To share your story with us, click here and let us know how you helped children in your community!  

March 25th
  On Ten Dollar Tuesday, Alison decided to put in her $10 that she usually gives away to a charity to support the Champions for Kids and Colgate efforts. Donation bins were set up in Walmart locations where customers could also support by giving toot…
March 25th
  Debbie is a former teacher and active volunteer in her community. She took on this project and decided to start new efforts to help children in need in Arkansas. Click here to read more.
March 25th
As a mom, Rachel does her best to teach the importance of dental hygiene as well as the art of giving. She participated as part of homeschooling citizenship and acts of service. Rachel decided to donate to Donate Inc. to a family in Mexico. Click here to …
March 25th
  Children’s dental health is a passion of Tomi’s. Her family uses Colgate. She uses Colgate Prevident 5000, an Rx product. Read here to learn more about her giving story.
March 25th
  Kelcie feels passionately about serving the world around her. She finds that the SSP is so easy that she has no excuse for not getting involved. “I mean, a service project you can fit into your weekly Walmart trip? Talk about easy!” Rea…
March 25th
Mackenzie worked with Galveston Urban Ministries. She was very excited to give the Easter packs to children in their after-school program. Her boys helped create the Easter packs and were excited and wanted to give them right away. Click here to read more…
March 25th
  Service is something that Kaysi truly believes in. She wanted to teach her kids about serving so she had them do the shopping. They immediately went to SpongeBob and Dora. They used washi tape to decorate the bags. They donated to a center for abus…
March 25th
  Emmi loves participating in SSP and giving back to the community along with showing her children the importance of helping those who many not be as blessed. To read more, click here.
March 25th
  Kristina shows her kids know how important it is to take care of your teeth. Her daughter was excited to pick out Dora and Spongebob toothbrushes and toothpate because they are two of her favorite characters so she knew kids in need would enjoy the…
March 25th
  When Summer heard about the project she knew she wanted to get her family involved! It’s important as a parent to show your kids how to do service. She asked her son to pick out toothbrushes for boys and girls. They grabbed Spongebob, Transfo…