Q: Why only toothbrushes? Why not toothpaste, floss etc?
A: Toothbrushes are the best way to start people of all ages on the road to better dental health. Although toothpaste can certainly help, actually brushing away food particles and the like is the best way to prevent cavities. Unfortunately, toothpaste is also heavy. The collected toothbrushes have to shipped, sometimes halfway across the world. If we were to collect toothpaste as well as toothbrushes, it would cost too much to ship to its intended beneficiaries. Although dental floss is not heavy, there is not enough time on dental missions to educate people to floss properly. Therefore, we kindly ask you not to send anything other than toothbrushes.
Q: Are my monetary contributions tax deductible?
A: Yes. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Any monetary contributions received are FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE under applicable US laws. Our EIN is 46-3526070.
Q: Where will my donated toothbrushes go?
A: Most toothbrushes we collect will be sent to shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations which will distribute them to people in need. Many will go to inner city dental clinics in the United States. Others will go to dental healthcare missions around the world under the auspices of World Dental Relief. Finally, other organizations which have requested toothbrushes in support of their individual missions will also be distributing the toothbrushes we collect.
Q: Can I request a donation of toothbrushes for my organization/trip to assist the needy/etc?
A: Yes. We do not store toothbrushes. Any toothbrushes we receive are shipped out soon after we receive them. Therefore, if your request is not time sensitive, we are glad to help out if we can.
Q: What if I'd like to send you toothbrushes in bulk?
A: We would be grateful for large contributions. These can be mailed to our main address on the home page. If you have any specific questions before you send your donation, please ask us through our contact page.
Q: What about us?
A: We have been involved with a community service group for many years that assists the elderly. With your help, we are seeing that Donate A Toothbrush is making a big difference in the lives of many children and adults the world over. Thank you in advance for your continuing support!