Please take a moment to recognize some of the organizations that sponsor Thousand Smiles:
Barstow Truck Parts
Castor Family Foundation
Da Vinci Systems, Inc
Hayes Handpiece Repair Center
Kendall Health Care
Medtronic Dental Imaging
North coast Surgery Center
Sweetwater Equipment Sales.
Robert Jacobs, President of Univelt, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
San Diego Black Nurses Association, Inc.
Peter Shaw, D.D.S., Inc
Thousand Smiles has become a very popular project among California Rotarians because:
Many children are born in Mexico each year with disfiguring birth defects. The simple things that parents of normal infants take for granted–eating, drinking and swallowing–are in many cases, major efforts. Many infants suffocate because their deformed palates allow liquids to enter their lungs.
Thousand Smiles affords a good interchange of technology between professionals of both the US and Mexico. The exchange goes both ways.
Thousand Smiles is an international program with hands on participation. Ther are many related needs that can be helped through International Service Projects for individual clubs.
The efforts at Thousand Smiles really changes lives. The children who suffer from these deformities have additional health problems. They often don’t attend school, are subject to ridicule. Many children end up in orphanages.
The project encourages interaction between Rotary Clubs in Northwestern Mexico, Costa Rica and San Diego.
Please note the Rotary Clubs who have been so much help to us at Thousand Smiles:
|49er Rotary Breakfast Rotary of Nevada City
Club Rotario Juarez, Paso Del Norte, AC
Rotary Club of Auburn CA
Auburn Gold Country
Rotary Club, District 5190
Rotary Clubs, District 5330
Rotary Club of Borrego Springs CA
Rotary Club, Carlsbad Hi-Noon
Rotary Club of Carlsbad
Rotary Club of Del Mar / Solana Beach
Rotary Club of Downey, CA
Club Rotario Ensenada Centenaria
Rotary Club of Coronado
Rotary Club of El Centro
Ensenada Centenario Rotary
Rotary Club, Escondido East
Rotary Club Escondido Sunrise
Rotary Club of Escondido
Rotary Club of Fallbrook
Rotary club of Forsyth County, Georgia
Rotary Club of HWY 78
Rotary Club of La Jolla
Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle
Rotary Club of La Jolla Sunrise
|Rotary Club of La Mesa
Rotary Club of La Mesa Sunrise
Rotary Club of Mission Bay
Rotary club of Mornarch Beach Sunrise
Rotary Club of National City
Rotary Club of Nevada City
Rotary Club of Old Mission – San Diego
Rotary Club of Point Loma
Rotary Club of Point West
Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo Sunrise
Rotary Club of San Diego, Downtown Breakfast
Rotary Club of San Diego
San Diego North Sunrise Rotary
Rotary Club of San Diego, Uptown Rotary
Rotary Club of San Jose North
Rotary Club of TemeculaRotary Club of Ramona
Rotary District 4100 (Baja California)
Rotary District 5340 (Southern California)
Rotary Clubs of District 5320