Fundraising for Revive A Smile

$2,775 donated
Given by 52 generous donors in 8 weeks

We are raising funds to get our Revive a Smile charity mobile dental clinic back up and running after it was burglarized. 🦷


Revive A Smile is a New Zealand based dental charity established in 2011 by volunteer Endodontist Dr. Assil Russell and run by a team of dental health professionals. Revive A Smile aims to reduce oral health disparities experienced by disadvantaged & impoverished Kiwis. Revive a Smile provides much needed dental treatment, education and oral health products (such as toothpaste, tooth brush, floss and mouth wash). We treat various groups of the community including homeless persons, victims of domestic violence, refugee migrants, low income adults and the elderly. We aims to empower Kiwis to take control over their oral health by treating toothache and developing personal skills, enabling people to become active, healthy contributing members of society.

We operate our charity from mobile dental clinics and serve the north Island from Northland to the Waikato. Our mobile clinic in Hamilton was robbed recently and the thieves stole all our equipment and instruments including our AED, digital xray sensors, dental drills and handpieces, they have also damaged our dental chair and steriliser machines. This theft has forced us to close our clinic until we can repurchase and repair the damage. We are grateful to Waikato Police who are leading the investigation. Anyone with information about the theft can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

All donations will be put towards getting our clinic back up and running.

Thank you for helping us care for kiwis.

Use of funds

All donations will be put towards getting our clinic back up and running. It will be used to repurchase/restock the dental caravan with items that were damaged or stolen.

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Change of Payee  30 May 2024

Posted by: Givealittle

As per the request of the team at Revive A Smile, so they complete verification and receive funds from this page, funds will now be paid directly to Assil Russell, director at Revive a Smile.

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Guest Donor on 08 May 2024
Dave on 01 May 2024
What a very sad story this was on the news. I hope you raise more than enough to replace the equipment stolen from you. You are doing awesome work!
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Guest Donor on 29 Apr 2024
Nicky on 28 Apr 2024
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Guest Donor on 28 Apr 2024
Have faith good people always win in the end. Thank you for helping so many and I hope you get more than enough to replace all lost

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This campaign started on 24 Apr 2024 and ends on 26 Oct 2024.