Smile Challenge for PPE

Ready, set, smile!  Can you meet our challenge?  In this year of uncertainty, we can all use a smile!  And a smile that helps us provide free dental care to those in need will make more smiles.  We sense a theme here!   

THE CHALLENGE:  Donate $32 (one dollar for each pearly white) in the name of someone who has made you smile when you needed it the most this year.  Then challenge that person to do the same.  Let’s make a chain of smiles around the world and raise funds for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the DVI Dental Clinic!

The Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI) Clinic in Jerusalem provides free dental care and oral health education to underserved, special needs and at-risk youth ages 4-26.  It also provides free dentures to needy seniors and Holocaust survivors.  The work of the clinic is life-changing for many who can't afford to get treatment.  Each year, over 2,700 children and young adults receive free dental care, and over 100 seniors, half of them Holocaust survivors, receive free dentures at DVI thanks to support from our generous donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors, and our wonderful dentist volunteers from around the world.

The clinic has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the needs of its patients, but expenses have increased due to the amount of additional PPE they have had to purchase.  We need your help, and your smiles, to ease this temporary burden on the clinic.


TAKE THE CHALLENGE! Shout out someone who made you smile this year; a family member, a friend, a colleague, your dentist, a celebrity, an essential worker, a first-responder, a mentor…anyone.  Then, challenge them to do the same.  Each $32 (or more) gift goes a long way to help those who need us most, especially in this tough time.

We know that better days are ahead.  Let’s get those days started by helping those in need smile today!

Donate now, then post a picture with your smile maker and use the hashtags #SmileChallengePPE and #SmileForPPE on social media to challenge your friends and help us make more smiles!


More information about American Friends Of DVI: The mission of American Friends of DVI is to promote oral health, prevent suffering, provide access to care among at-risk populations and to promote international volunteerism and cross-cultural understanding. Through fundraising and volunteer recruitment efforts in the U.S., AFDVI supports the work of Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI) Trudi Birger Clinic, which provides free dental care and oral health education to Jerusalem's underprivileged regardless of racial, ethnic, or religious background.

Learn more on the American Friends of DVI website.

Follow us:
Instagram - @americanfriendsofdvi
Twitter - @FriendsofDVI


 See top
  • shoshana honikman 
    • $18 
    • 1 mo
  • Thomas Jacoby 
    • $36 
    • 1 mo
  • Eric Dubowsky 
    • $64 
    • 1 mo
  • Martha Rodriguez 
    • $32 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $90 
    • 1 mo
See all


Martha Sistachs Rodriguez 
New York, NY
American Friends Of DVI 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Learn more
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more