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!


Project Healthy Smile, KOKOON, Local Motion, SBG DesignsM.Bridget Designs have come together to create a fabulous fashion event for a wonderful cause during MN Spring Fashion Week.

Styles For Smiles Spring 2011 will feature a Runway Show showcasing colorful spring couture by KOKOON & Local Motion Boutique, Wine, Hors d’oeuvres, an Interactive Photo Booth with photography by Serah Sauser, music by DJ Fatty and Mini-Makeovers from Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios – all for FREE.

It will also be a rare private shopping experience as KOKOON Design Studio becomes a modern pop up boutique. Guests can view fresh spring looks on the lovely Ignite models and purchase them right then and there, along with the perfect jewelry pieces from local designers SBG Designs & M.Bridget Designs.

And go home with a goodie-stocked gift bag. Much more fun than shopping at a mall, and all for a great cause: A portion of the proceeds from the clothing and jewelry sales will directly benefit Project Healthy Smile, a Minneapolis based non-profit working to bring oral health education and dental supplies to impoverished and underprivileged children globally.

There will also be a raffle and silent auction to raise money for Project Healthy Smile.

Doors open at 1pm

Runway Show at 2pm

Shopping available until 4pm

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We’d like to thank Kipp Photography for taking the time to capture our happy hour event at The Reef in Washington, D.C. We’d also like to thank everyone who came out to support our mission. Thank you Jenny Carle for creating one of a kind dresses for Co-Founders Michelle Patterson and Hollie Mae Schultz. You can find photos from our event/photo booth and keep up with future Happy Hour for Healthy Smiles events via Facebook.


PHS Happy Hour raffles generously donated by Dr. Penski, Irvin, Farzin and Associates & Capelli Hair Salon. Congratulations to Melinda Woronick our adult Sonicare winner, Drew Fielding our kids Sonicare winner and Jon Diamond our mani/pedi winner!

A big thank you to The Reef in Washington, D.C. for sponsoring our first happy Hour event. From left to right Punita Fielding (PHS Program Development Director), Addy Belal (Event Manager for The Reef), Frank Peele (Operations Manager for The Reef), Michelle Patterson (PHS Co-Founder and Executive Director), & Hollie Mae Schultz (PHS Co-Founder and Executive Director).












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