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Cant Volunteer? Heres How You Can Support Us

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Posted on November 5, 2019.

At Global Dental Relief (GDR), it is our mission to provide free dental care to impoverished children around the world. The children we treat come to our clinic from government schools, and remote villages. Our dedicated teams of volunteers work diligently to provide life-changing treatment to children in Nepal, India, Cambodia, Guatemala and Kenya.

Though volunteering may seem like the only way to support GDR’s mission, there are many ways to contribute to improving the health of a child.

Many people have a desire to make a difference but are unable to leave their jobs and families behind. If YOU are moved by GDR’s work, but are unable to join us overseas, read below to hear how you can get involved.

Become a Legacy Partner

Donate a lasting gift with a charitable request via your will or living trust. It can be a monetary donation or securities gift through your estate. For details, contact Kim Troggio, GDR Director, via EMAIL.

Donate Supplies

Every donation makes our mission possible! You can find a list of accepted donations by clicking HERE. We accept most restorative supplies and materials to use in our clinics overseas. With each in-kind donation, we are able to provide more children care worldwide! Supplies can be mailed directly to our office.

Shop Global Dental Store

Shop the Signature GDR Store. We have appreciation gifts, holiday gift cards, and even a GDR tribute CD album! These make great gifts for friends, family, and colleagues as the holidays approach! To shop our signature store, click HERE.

All these efforts help to provide direct care to children in need. Join our effort to provide health smiles to children around the world!

Volunteer dental clinic in Nepal: Day 1

By Laurie Mathews Today was the first day of our volunteer dental clinic in Nepal – a rich and intense day filled with the smiles of so many children. This morning our group of 15 volunteers watched the first line of children wind around the corner into view. We were... Read more »

Why do charity dental work in Nepal? Volunteer perspectives

by Laurie Mathews In October 2014 Global Dental Relief is honored to host dentists and hygienists from the US, New Zealand and the U.K. Read on to discover why each has made a very personal journey to the “rooftop of the world” to serve children. Marilyn Miller, RDH has always... Read more »

Sights of Kathmandu

Sounds and Sights of Kathmandu It is now mid-way through my time in Kathmandu. Life here is a stark juxtaposition of special moments and gracious people, set against an often chaotic city, teeming streets and harsher realities. I wake daily to the sonorous sound of monks chanting, take walks to... Read more »

Here’s the rest of the Global Dental Relief team — you don’t have to be a dentist to volunteer!

Meet Global Dental Relief’s non-dental volunteers Every Nepal Volunteers+Kids 01linic works because non-dental volunteers join the team and devote their talents to keep the clinic functioning. In Nepal, Karen Emerson, a nurse in real life in New York, works non-stop sterilizing and restocking the dental instruments – an orchestrated task... Read more »

COMING HOME

Thank you for volunteering in Nepal with Global Dental Relief! One of the strongest reasons to spend time seeing the world and working hard in the field is that you return home with a renewed sense of appreciation for the comforts of home. My time in Nepal was glorious –... Read more »