For the past two summers, students from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry have reached out to provide services to orphans at the La Sagrada Familia orphanage in Peru.
Since the summer of 2012, current Kornberg student Bari Levine has helped recruit fellow students to join the mission, as well as reach out to secure fundraising for the trips.
Levine’s parents, both Kornberg School alumni, joined their daughter in her efforts and helped train orphanage supervisors on the importance of oral health care.
After successful fundraising efforts, this past summer’s trip was able to provide over $35,000 in dental care and procedures to the children, thanks in part to the Henry Schein Foundation. The orphanage has since struck a deal with the Kornberg School to continue Levine’s mission and provide care for the orphans over the course of the next six years.
Fundraising for a trip in 2015 is already underway, and Levine is looking to reach a goal of $30,000.
Those interested in donating to help the cause or for more information may contact the Kornberg School or Bari Levine directly at email@example.com.