Great Shape! is a USA based international nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering Jamaican children in need. Started as a relief effort for Hurricane Gilbert victims in 1988, this 100% volunteer charity now partners with Jamaican schools, health-oriented organizations, and other social service groups to complete projects that bring meaningful results towards improving the quality of life for Jamaica’s talented but often challenged youth.
From building schools to coordinating volunteers to organizing dental clinics, Great Shape! is working hard to provide access to life-enriching opportunities for Jamaican children. Find out more about Great Shape here.
NEW PROJECT! November 2003 Thousand Smiles Dental Project! Great Shape, International Smile Power Foundation, and Sandals Resorts are excited to announce the Thousand Smiles Dental Project where Volunteer Dentists from the USA will spend 16 days in Jamaica providing dental care to Jamaicans in need. Find out more about getting involved in this exciting new project!
Thousand Smiles Dental Project 2003
Great Shape and the International Smile Power Foundation have joined forces to proudly announce A Thousand Smiles Dental Project providing dental care and education in the Parish of Hanover, Jamaica.
As we prepare to launch our project in November we want to thank the following project partners, sponsors, and donors for the support.
With the most generous support of our project sponsor, Sandals, and Beaches Resorts, this two-week humanitarian pilot project will see 30 Dental professionals from the USA visit Jamaica and donate their services and expertise to the people of Jamaica who are in need of dental services.
The goal is to serve 1000 Jamaicans in direct basic clinical services such as cleanings, extractions, and fillings as well as in educational preventative oral hygiene care. With the close collaboration of the Jamaican Ministry of Health, teams of volunteers will establish portable dental clinics in rural communities in the Parish of Hanover.
The project begins Saturday, November 8 through Sunday, November 23.