This Halloween, a clinic in Dubai is doing its bit with ‘Bring a Smile to Someone Else’s Face’ campaign
Clover Medical Center and Toothsmiths Dental Center, for the past 3 years, have been successfully conducting a unique campaign that allows children to trade-in their collected Halloween candies with gifts and certificates. These candies are then donated by the clinic to homes for kids and labor camps within Dubai.
This program also serves as an ideal solution for the parents who are always concerned about the excess collection of candies during Halloween. With this program, the kids not only learn the value of sharing, but at the same time are made aware of the damages of excess sugar in the candies and chocolates by the dentists at the clinic.
Dr. Seema Vohra, Medical Director, Clover Medical Center started this initiative at the clinic. While, addressing our concerns that this campaign simply transfers one child’s dental problems to another, she commented:
” Our children already have an excess of goodies and they take basic luxuries for granted; On the other side there are under privileged ones who crave such simple gifts. Children who donate, also get a gift. Our initiative is to bring a smile to everyone’s face”.
This year the program starts a day after Halloween on 1st November and runs until 3rd November, 2015 at both their centers. Parents are requested to encourage and bring their children with their respective bags of unopened candies to Clover Medical Centre, TECOM and Toothsmiths Dental Centre, Bur Dubai.The children would be rewarded with gifts and certificates for their kind gesture.
Both these clinics are also working with local schools to highlight the growing concerns of dental care amongst children in the UAE, which has reached serious proportions.
UrCuppaLife gives a Super Like to such initiatives that not only raise awareness on health issues, but also prompt parents to be more vigilant about their kids’ daily diet regimen.
To donate, call
CLOVER Medical Center
Suite No. 307, Warsan Tower
Next to: Dubai Media Rotanna, Tecom
Toothsmiths Dental Centre
Suite M06, Bin Thani Building, Bur Dubai