Don’t forget “Give To The Max Day” is coming up fast! On Nov. 16th please remember to donate to your favorite non-profit through the site! Project Healthy Smile has been gearing up to make this the best “Give To The Max Day” ever! This year you can match donations so please spread the word and contact if you would like to be a matching donor today.

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It’s A Girl!

19 Oct 2011

Congratulations to our very own Co-Founder & Executive Director Michelle Patterson on the birth of her daughter Gwen! Our first baby has been born in Project Healthy Smile and how fitting that it is a girl! We already know that this little lady is going to be a true philanthropist and explorer just like her mother. Gwen has already fulfilled 2 missions to Haiti before she was even born! Michelle was such a trooper to travel to Haiti last December and again last May with Gwen. Michelle’s determination just set the precedent for what our new baby Gwen is going to do with Project Healthy Smile in the future.


We would like to say welcome home to our friend and humble humanitarian Danielle Nyquist. We met Danielle while serving Fondation Enfant Jesus in Haiti. Danielle was the creche’s social worker and a key correspondent for many families adopting from other countries. During this time Danielle had been a huge influence on so many children in need of love and attention. She also carried out the mission of documenting each child’s life through photos, reports and art. She wanted children who are being adopted to families outside of Haiti to have reference of their own childhood and history. We were thrilled to meet Danielle during our stay at FEJ. She was a wealth of knowledge about the community, and an incredibly intelligent woman. Now that Danielle’ position is over, she has come back to the US, and resides in Michigan. We want to not only welcome her home, but also give her a huge thank you for her compassion and generosity.

The following is a heart warming entry to Danielle’s final journal of her time in Haiti (click here to view journal entry).


FEJ Newsletter Summer 2011 (click on link to view full newsletter). Thank you Fondation Enfant Jesus for your support!


We brought oral health education, dental supplies and fluoride treatments to over 550 children at a primary school in Lamardelle, Haiti. We had an oral health lesson with the school staff who will implement our program. The children will brush and floss after their meals at school. We also provided our services to women who became amputees after the devastating earthquake. The orphaned children we worked with last December are doing great and all received new toothbrushes. We gave an oral health lesson with the orphaned infant caregivers. Thank you to all our donors and supporters for making our mission a huge success! Pictures from our trip are posted below.

A BIG thank you to Fondation Enfant Jesus for their generous hospitality. To learn more about this fantastic foundation and their programs please visit

Michelle Patterson (Co-Founder & Executive Director) with our interpreter teaching children why our teeth are important













Primary school children received their own dental kits













Hollie Mae Schultz (Co-Founder & Executive Director) doing fluoride treatments












Michelle Patterson (Co-Founder & Executive Director) giving fluoride treatments
















Co-Founders & Executive Directors Hollie Mae and Michelle with some primary school children












Michelle Patterson (Co-Founder & Executive Director) with our interpreter explaining our oral health program to the teachers of the primary school













Co-Founders & Executive Directors Hollie Mae and Michelle provided oral health education, dental supplies & fluoride treatments to the Haitian Amputee Mother's Alliance














Providing our oral health lesson














Hollie Mae and Michelle giving fluoride treatments













Primary school children ready to learn about oral health, receive their dental kits and fluoride treatments














Primary school teachers learning about oral health and how to implement our program













Our dental kits














Happy children after their oral health lesson



















Children from the creche we worked with December 2010 receive their new eco-friendly toothbrushes














Co-Founders & Executive Directors Hollie Mae and Michelle hand out eco-friendly toothbrushes to orphaned children at the creche we worked with in December 2010













We just received the cutest toothbrushes we have ever seen! Not only will the donation be serving for our oral health program in Haiti, but the supplies are also eco-friendly, being made of recycled materials. Awesome donation made by the Hasledalen Family in Delano, MN. Thank you for the support! (Preserves brand dental supplies)


Project Healthy Smile will be at The Lead Project‘s PhilanthroFair Thursday May 12 2011 in Minneapolis, MN!








Join us for our next PhilanthroFair at the Graves 601 Hotel to meet with nonprofits who are looking for motivated, talented young professionals.

All participating organizations are in need of board members and skill-based volunteers. This event is a great way to learn more about the amazing work done by area nonprofits, discover ways to get involved and network with other young professionals.

Meet representatives from:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Animal Humane Society
  • Citizen’s League
  • CommonBond Communities
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Girls on the Run
  • Guild Incorporated
  • Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • The LEAD Project
  • Opportunity International
  • PACER Center
  • Playworks
  • Project Healthy Smile
  • Rebuilding Together
  • ResourceWest
  • Rock Star Supply Company
  • World Without Genocide
  • YWCA of Minneapolis

Thursday, May 12
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Graves 601 Hotel



(Photography by: Rhea Pappas)

Wow! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support our second annual Styles For Smiles during MN Fashion Week!
We are thrilled to announce that with your help we raised enough funds for sustainability at orphanages in SE Asia and Haiti for 2011. We are overjoyed and grateful for all the support!
For a recap of the event, please take a look at Susan Marie Dordal’s blog recap:



PHS will be working in Lamardelle, Haiti at the end of next month, May 2011. We will be working with Fondation Enfant Jesus starting an oral health program with their school which educates over 550 children in the local community. We will provide oral health education, dental supplies, and fluoride treatments. We will also follow up with the orphaned children we worked with last December 2010 in FEJ’s Lamardelle creche.

You can support our mission by donating toothburshes, floss and toothpaste. For more inquiries on how you can help please email by May 20th 2011. Thank you for your support!

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