THE ECUADENT FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN MACY’S
NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”
Macy’s helps local charity raise funds and awareness to the Ecuadent Foundation to provide life-changing health services to impoverished children in Ecuador.
BALTIMORE, MD– (May 19, 2014) – Macy’s and the Ecuadent Foundation invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can participate in this year’s event by purchasing shopping passes from the Ecuadent Foundation now.
“Macy’s is committed to giving back, both nationally and to our local communities,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “For the last eight years, Macy’s ‘Shop For A Cause’ program has provided our customers and associates a unique opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations, while also enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”
Macy’s has provided the Ecuadent Foundation with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. Ecuadent will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more shopping passes sold, the more money Ecuadent will raise!
By purchasing a shopping pass from the Ecuadent Foundation, customers support Ecuadent’s efforts to provide life-changing surgical and dental procedures to needy children while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.
For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass from the Ecuadent Foundation, contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-561-1800.
Together, we can bring smiles to children in Ecuador!!
The Ecuadent team succeeded in their back-to-back medical and dental mission trips to Esmeraldas, Ecuador from February 20th until March 8th.
The medical team performed 66 procedures on 55 patients. The procedures included: 9 cleft lip corrections, 7 cleft palate corrections, 6 digit corrections, 8 scar revisions, 21 hernia removals, 14 excisions of mass/tissue, and 1 frenectomy.The team also created a custom prosthetic hand for a child born without a hand.
The dental team performed 2,350 procedures on 518 patients. The procedures were as follows: 982 sealants, 449 fluoride treatments, 438 cleanings, 349 restorations, 120 extractions, 9 appliances, and 3 frenectomies.
Additionally, the team donated clothing, toys, and school supplies to the Loreto Orphanage for children physically or sexually abused. We set up 6 new computers in the orphanage computer lab. All of the computers are equipped with high quality educational software.
Success! The Ecuadent just returned from the dual medical and dental mission that took place between February 7th through the 23rd, 2013. Our medical team operated on 43 patients, and the dental team cared for the teeth of more than 500 children.
While our medical team was busy operating this past February, engineer and Westminster, Maryland Rotarian Rodney Boudreaux was busy setting up a 6 donated computers in the Junta Civica de Santa Rosa (a community civic center) in Salinas, Ecuador.
In the U.S. before the mission, Rod assembled the computers and installed a plethora of children’s educational programs in both Spanish and English, making them ready-to-use upon arrival in Ecuador. At the community center, Rod instructed several Ecuadoran Navy cadets how to use and troubleshoot the computers so that they may pass the knowledge onto the children and others. Take a look at Rod’s photos of the experience, below!
On December 17th, 2012, the Carroll County Times ran an article on Ecuadent, featuring Executive Director Tammy Fesche! They joined us when we loaded the sea container full of supplies and donations to be shipped for the February 2013 missions.
Click the link below to view the entire article on the Carroll County Times’ website.