Jamaica Project

$4,765 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 31 months
In April 1986 Dr. Mario Saravia led volunteer dental faculty and students to rural Jamaica to provide dental care.  His description of the venture was,.....    "Improvisation at it's best".  
Each successive year small groups of faculty and senior dental students have continued  traveling to and working with impoverished patients in the parish of Trelawny.   The Jamaica Project is now in it's 31st year.

There has been a two-fold ambition to this endeavor.

First - Treat Dental Needs  (over 40,000 patients seen)
Second - Development of Dental Skills (over 600 senior dental students have participated and benefited)

The funds for supplies, housing and in-country transportation have all been raised annually thru donations.  Volunteers are responsible for their airfare and food expense.  It's been a shoestring,....
We are now working on fundraising for this year's fall trip.   

A "cup of coffee size" donation is as utilized and appreciated as a "bread truck" donation.

We hope you'll give a bit for patient care and for senior dental student education.

Much Respect!
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March 27, 2019
Fund raising is a year round process... The 2019 campaign is being headed by VCU SoD student Chanel Von Schlichting.
There are many worthy causes in the world. This project strives to benefit the patients, AND to equally benefit the volunteer dental students with an invaluable clinical experience. This has been our ambition since the start and will continue to influence our future work.
Thank you for any donation amount. It will go towards the patient and student best interest
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Part of how the dental project has "evolved" is that we are in the 4h year of having a SEAL Team go out in to the primary schools in Trelawny to provide sealants and education. It's fun for all!
Here's SEAL Team 4 in the schools....:)
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Photo Collage and spreadsheet of treatment completed in 2017
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Mid-March now,... and this GFM campaign has helped tremendously for us to attain funds needed for the fall trip. Thanks to those that have helped so far! And to anyone considering a donation,.... nothing is too small! Spare change can help make a change
2016 Group 2 working at Good Hope,...
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$4,765 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 31 months
Created January 29, 2017
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RT
$50
Remy Thompson
18 months ago

Best wishes!

MG
$500
Mary Gregory`
19 months ago

Mick, you continue to do an awesome job of keeping the Jamaica Project alive! Thank you!

$250
Anonymous
19 months ago
DT
$200
Dr. Kenneth Tralongo
19 months ago

Keep up the great work!

LH
$200
Larry Hellman
19 months ago
GF
$100
Gabriel Fritz
19 months ago
$300
Anonymous
20 months ago
NJ
$10
Nabeel Janjua
24 months ago
CD
$50
Carla DeSantis
24 months ago

What a great cause and experience - good luck (especially Lauren Snyder)

DS
$300
Donna Snyder
24 months ago
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