Styles For Smiles: 2012

Saturday, February 18th 2012 @ Maki Strunc Studios

Fashion For A Cause: To Benefit Project Healthy Smile

High-Impact Runway Show, Private Shopping Experience, Interactive Photo Booth, Mini-Makeovers, Free False Eyelash Application,
Wine, Hors d’oeuvres & much more..

Project Healthy Smile, Kokoon, Local Motion, Primp, Vanessa Zahid, and Artist Built will host a fabulous afternoon of shopping, pampering and fashion for a wonderful cause.

Fashion for a cause. Styles For Smiles will feature a high energy Runway Show showcasing colorful couture by Kokoon, Local Motion, & Primp, an exclusive private shopping experience at a pop up boutique, mini-makeovers & free false eyelash applications that guests can wear out on the town that night, an interactive photo booth, wine, hors d’ouvres and music by DJ Fatty – all for FREE.

Much more fun that shopping at a mall, guests can view fresh looks on lovely models and purchase them right then and there, in the Maki Strunc Studio modern pop up boutique. And most importantly, guests will shop for a great cause: A portion of the proceeds from the clothing and jewelry sales will directly benefit Project Healthy Smile, to bring oral health education and dental supplies to impoverished and underprivileged children globally.
HMStyling will be styling the event. Mini-makeovers and eyelash applications by Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios.

There will also be a raffle and donation booth to raise money for Project Healthy Smile.

Styles for Smiles is Project Healthy Smile’s largest annual fundraising event and a registered participant in Minnesota Fashion Week.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
1:00 – 4:00 pm

1PM doors open, shopping and activities begin


3PM runway show


4PM raffle winner announcements, closing words

Maki Strunc Studios
6156 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Project Healthy Smile will travel to orphanages and children’s organizations globally. Children will be educated on oral health. Education will include the importance of oral health, diet, and brushing/flossing methods. PHS will use educational models, visuals and activities to keep children engaged in learning. Caregivers will be educated and trained to aid in the continuation of program sustainability.Dental supplies (toothbrushes, tooth paste and floss) will be provided for children to stay compliant with oral health. PHS plans to continue to work with organizations and replenish dental supplies every 6 months. 

Natalie Auger
VimLab Promotions


If you would like to donate towards this event please contact



30 Nov 2011

Our very own Hollie Mae Schultz has been asked to participate in I Am MPLS! This event celebrates Minneapolis and many of it’s talented creatives. Hollie Mae will be showcasing HMStyling and Project Healthy Smile! Check out her bio by clicking on her image. We are so proud of you HM!


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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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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