Fourth Annual Gala for Smiles—Can You Attend or Contribute?

On Saturday, September 29th, the Growing Smiles Foundation will hold its 4th annual “Gala for Smiles” event to raise funds to provide free dental care to underserved children in Peru. More than 200 local dentists and dental students are expected to attend the special evening to be held again at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland. Tickets can be obtained online at Growing Smiles Foundation.

See video highlights from the 2017 Peru trip

The fundraising evening will include great music by the 8-piece Slippery Band, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, dinner and dessert, and silent auction.

Since inception, the growing team has provided more than $450,000 in free, comprehensive  dental services to more than 800 underserved Peruvian children, teenagers and adults. The group’s next dental outreach trip to Peru is scheduled for February 2019.

Growing Smiles Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was first initiated by Dr. Bari Levine, Dr. Robert A. Levine’s daughter, while she was a student at Temple University. The group is always grateful for your tax-deductible contributions that help purchase educational materials, dental hygiene products and instruments as well as defray travel costs for the dental students. 

Growing Smiles board members are Dr. Bari Levine, Dr. Sheryl Radin, Dr. Robert A. Levine and Dr. Ross Levine.

Can’t attend? Donations can be mailed to Growing Smiles Foundation, 88 Bobbie Drive, Ivyland, PA 18974. Donations are also gratefully accepted online at