AHS sophomore starts non-earnings to offer dental essentials to young children – The Andalusia Star-Information

By: Donnamy Steele

Dental hygiene is a topic that Andalusia Superior Faculty sophomore Catherine Pettie takes seriously. Just after recognizing that many youngsters could not have the essentials for great dental cleanliness behaviors, Pettie resolved to commence The Smile Fairy.

This is a job led by Pettie and her aunt in conjunction with the Entire Tummies Job in Andalusia.

“It seriously started out with me helping with the whole tummy challenge,” Pettie mentioned. “My aunt Katie is above it and I get pleasure from serving to in just the group. I want to assistance little ones discover very good dental habits with the bags and put them in the Total Tummy bags when they give them out.”

The Smile Fairy bags will be provided in the Complete Tummy Challenge bags. There are 300 luggage distributed every week to 7 elementary schools across the county, Pettie explained.

“I’m heading to call dentists for product donations of toothbrushes and toothpaste,” Pettie reported. “Each bag will have a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss. On our Facebook web page we will put our Venmo or paypal for donations, and we will also have donation buckets in Andalusia at some point.”

Pettie’s inspiration derived from her summer time operate encounter, as well as her commitment to serving the neighborhood.

“My grandfather is a dentist at Andalusia Dental Group and I want to be an orthodontist when I grow up,” Pettie mentioned. “Working at the dentist’s business office over the summer really assisted interest me and just doing a lot of local community support. We have such a excellent little city that is so involved and that’s why I wished to do this.”

Just after superior school, Pettie options to show up at both the College of Alabama or Auburn College. She then wants to go to dental faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to turn into an orthodontist.

To donate to The Smile Fairy, take a look at their Fb website page or get in touch with Catherine Pettie.