Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard about Richard Armitage’s biting debut as Francis Dolarhyde…aka The Tooth Fairy…on NBC’s Hannibal. We here at STL like to mark special Armitage events, and this one is no different. You might wonder how we are going to blend together kindness collection with an orally afflicted serial murderer…that’s easy!
Anyone else remember this from Captain Kangaroo??
In honor of the “Tooth Fairy” we are challenging ArmitageWorld to donate toothbrushes (and/or other oral hygiene products) to local or international organizations in need. Dental health is directly connected to overall physical health, yet millions of people around the globe lack easy access to oral hygiene products. Toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpaste and mouthwash regularly show up on the “Things We Need” list for homeless shelters and also for international relief agencies. Here are just a few I know about:
Global Grins (this one accepts only money donations, but a $1 donation can supply up to 5 toothbrushes)
There are many, many local agencies that accept in kind donations of this type…to find one in your area in the US, click here. If anyone has info on agencies in their area, outside of the US, please let us know in comments.
So here’s the challenge…
Between now and the end of the “Tooth Fairy’s” run, collect and donate dental hygiene products to a charity in your local area or to an international agency, then report back to us and we’ll tally it all up for future reference and goodwill raising.
If you’d like to be collaboRAtor on this challenge, we always love to be able to double down on our in kind donations with a matching cash gift to one of Richard Armitage’s Just Giving Charities…contact us via the About tab if you’re interested.