Thanks Sandals Resorts International! Without your generosity we couldn’t care for 12,000 Jamaicans. Schedule your next vacation at Sandals; tell them Great Shape sent you.
Great Shape! Inc.
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Wednesday, 04 April 2007
Announcing The 2008, 1000 Smiles Dental Project.
Sandals Resorts International will again be our hosts, Great Shape! Inc. will facilitate the dental project and hopefully you'll be there to experience One Love.
PROJECT DATES (one or two weeks each): 
  • Ocho Rios: September 26th to October 13th
  • Montego Bay: October 17th to November 3rd
  • Negril: November 7th to November 24th
You can now apply online. Before you apply, read through "1000 Smiles Volunteer Info -", so you'll know before you go. We hope to see you in Jamaica!
We’re celebrating 20 years in action this year. Great Shape! Inc. is a non-profit based in the United States. Our volunteers have provided humanitarian work in Jamaica since 1988. We’ve built schools, community centers and roads. Our empowerment and literacy project is set to expand this fall and this will be the sixth year Great Shape! volunteers will facilitate 1000 Smiles, an ever growing dental project.
SuperKids… skills to read, power to lead
For the first time, a group of volunteers will introduce a curriculum to improve literacy via teacher training, computers, art, music and sports. Great Shape! partners with schools where the illiteracy rate sits at 60%. Can you join us?! We still need two computer techs, an art volunteer and a music volunteer. If you have skills in these areas, please email us ASAP! You do not need to know how to lead in these areas, you just need enough experience to support the teams in these area. Please email Georgene at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and Gretchen at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it You can choose one or two week projects during: October 31st – November 15th, 2008.
Thanks to the people of Jamaica for embracing the largest, humanitarian dental project on earth! Great Shape! Inc. currently serves more than 12,000 Jamaicans. Our volunteer, dental crews provide extractions, fillings, cleanings, and sealants. Our educational team and its famous puppets entertain thousands of students and teach them how to keep their teeth healthy forever. As the children learned, “If you take care of your teeth, you can keep them forever!”

The families of Jamaica and the volunteers are grateful for the partnership between Great Shape! Inc., Sandals Resorts International the Jamaican Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. Many hands make light work and these relationships create incredible, international connections.

Great Shape recruits and organizes the volunteers from around the world. Sandals Resorts International donates 1/2 million dollars in accommodations to house our volunteers. The Jamaican Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education provides the safety and infrastructure for our volunteer work.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 October 2008 )


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