Making teeth “Mighty”

Making teeth “Mighty”

For those in Appalachia who are struggling to put food on the table for their children and themselves, and praying they don’t get sick because they can’t afford the medical bills, dental care is almost nonexistent on their list of priorities.

The result, particularly in Appalachia, is that children develop cavities, even before their adult teeth come in. The impact of poor dental health on academic achievement is profound, and we want to set these children up for success.

This is why we created the #Mighty Molars program. We work with partners in Kentucky, West Virginia and elsewhere to provide children with “Mighty Molar” dental kits.

 

Each kit contains:

  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • dental floss picks
  • information about proper dental hygiene

Children will learn the importance of taking care of their teeth at a young age – before it’s too late.
Our goal is to remove barriers to academic success and health for children in Appalachia.

 

Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend


refer-a-friendBy signing up and referring a friend, you are helping the Americans Helping Americans® cause in an important way. 
Our email list provides crucial updates about issues affecting American children and families, our important programs and ways that you can help our cause.

Host a “Friend-raiser”

Host a “Friend-raiser”

You bring the friends and we will provide the coffee and donuts! Organize a social gathering and an Americans Helping Americans® representative will be there to help explain more about our wonderful programs.  Email us at info@helpingamericans.org for more information.

Collect Labels and Box Tops for Education

Collect Labels and Box Tops for Education

Your labels will help purchase equipment for schools in need! One easy way that you can help American children is by collecting labels from products that you use every day!

Labels from many of your favorite food products can by traded in by the elementary schools across America for new microscopes, athletic equipment, and more.

Products that are eligible include:
• Campbell’s® soup products
• Pepperidge Farm items
• Green Giant Vegetable products
• Pillsbury baking items
• Cheerios and other cereals

• Hefty bags and other paper products
• AND MANY MORE

Click here to see a list complete list of eligible Campbell’s® products: Campbell’s® Labels for Education.

Click here to see a complete list of eligible Box Tops products: Box Tops for Education.

To contribute labels to Americans Helping Americans®: Labels for Education

1) Clip clean labels from the listed products so that the UPC/bar code is visible.

2) Send your collected labels to:
Americans Helping Americans®
Attn: Labels for Education
8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22309

Americans Helping Americans® will make sure that every label gets to schools in need so they can use them immediately for their kids! Have a question? Email us at info@helpingamericans.org or call us at 703-317-9412.

Raise Money While Searching

Raise Money While Searching

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter Americans Helping Americans® as the charity you want to support. And, be sure to spread the word!

Support Your Favorite Cause through trading on eBay!

Support Your Favorite Cause through trading on eBay!

eBay Giving Works

Turn that gift you’re not sure you need into needed funding to help the children of Appalachia!

Sell unneeded presents on eBay Giving Works and donate a portion or the entire final sale price to us. It’s giving back without giving it back.

Mission FishHere’s how to start!!
1)
Register as an eBay seller http://ebay.com. If you are registered already, log into your eBay account and click “Sell.”

2) Look for the “Donate a percentage of sale” field in the Sell Your Item form (It’s in the “How you’re selling” area. If you don’t see it, click on the “Customize Form-Format” link and select “Donate percentage of sale”).

3) Choose “Select a new nonprofit.”

4) On the next page that appears, type “Americans Helping Americans.”

5) When “Americans Helping Americans” appears, click “Select.”

6) Choose a percentage you wish to donate to us.

7) If this is your first eBay Giving Works listing, you will be prompted to create a MissionFish account (the nonprofit that powers eBay Giving Works).

It’s as simple as that! If your item sells, our organization will receive the percentage you selected to donate or $5 (that’s the minimum donation amount per listing that sells), whichever is greater. You’ll get a fee credit for the Final Value and Insertion fees equal to the percentage you donated.

Once you get going you will find that folks may bid higher knowing that a percentage of their final bid goes to charity. So, it’s a great marketing tool, too! Everyone is a winner: you are able to support your favorite charity, Americans Helping Americans; get rid of unwanted items in your home; market your stuff; even make some money and receive a receipt of your donation for tax purposes. It’s great!

Have questions? Please visit http://givingworks.ebay.com/sell/ to learn more.