Gift from the Heart (GFTH) is ecstatic to announce we have received a $6,141 grant from 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland to support its “OPEN WIDE” Oral Health Outreach Program.
GFTH is a charitable Canadian organization based in Codrington, Ontario committed to addressing the barriers that we all face in accessing affordable preventive oral health care. The Gift from the Heart envisions Canadians with improved overall health and a better quality of life through barrier-free access to essential oral healthcare services provided by oral health care professionals. Our organization operates on the generousity of volunteers, there are no paid employees and no government funding, just people with huge hearts who care and want to make a difference.
Earlier this year GFTH was donated a decommissioned ambulance from Northumberland Paramedics which we quickly refitted with a dental chair to start delivering dental hygiene care and oral cancer screenings.
Before we could schedule teeth cleaning appointments, we needed to fundraise to purchase a mobile compressor/vacuum unit and dental hygiene instruments. With the presentation of this grant from 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland we are now booked solid every week providing essential dental hygiene cleanings for our neighbours in need.
GFTH extends a heartfelt thank you to Bev Woods for nominating GFTH and to all the members of 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland for their generosity.
On behalf of all those you have touched and restored their dignity; we thank you for helping us build a stronger and healthier community.