Blogging about life in Minnesota, raising our six kids with Down syndrome while battling Breast Cancer.

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Friday, March 18, 2011


In some economically challenged parts of the world, oral hygiene is not routinely taught to children. Axel is a prime example of this!

The makers of the Firefly toothbrush has designed a brush with a built-in, very fun timer. The Firefly toothbrush has a little light in the handle that stays lit up for one full minute, encouraging the child to brush as long as it is lit up. (or to start the lit timer again and brush longer!) This is crucial for parts of the world where children might never have seen a toothbrush before, and oral hygiene isn't routinely taught.

A couple of months ago I did a post about the number 300. Guess what? I haven't forgotten that number. In fact, it has become even more significant!

I need to COLLECT 300 toothbrushes!

I have found a site where boxes of 48 Firefly toothbrushes can be ordered for a very reasonable price. They also have bulk orders of travel size toothpaste available. If you are interested in donating toothbrushes or toothpaste, you will get a receipt for your donation to Cherish Our Children International, which is a 501c3 organization. 

Donations would need to be in by April 20th. (I'll be adding a shipping address in just a little bit.) That is not a lot of time, is it?

If you would like to include SMALL toys or trinkets (like you might put in a child's birthday party goodie bag) you're welcome to do so.

So what am I doing with all of this? Well...lets just say it goes back to these posts, and there will be more details coming soon! Mark your calendars for April 30th!

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