Student in Guatemala with child

Our Goal:

22,000 toothbrushes by April 17th


Project SONRISA (smile)

Give A Child A Smile!

Sharing healthy smiles with Guatemalan children

Help us give the gift of a healthy smile to children in Guatemala by donating new toothbrushes to Newman University's Project SONRISA.


Guatemalan child

The toohbrushes will go to the children of La Labor, an underserved community on the outskirts of Guatemala City. Members of Newman University's founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) live in La Labor and have collaborated with the local community to create schools, medical and dental clinics, health and environmental protection programs for area residents.

The Sisters have asked Newman students who are a part of the Guatemala Study & Serve program to bring toothbrushes to distribute to local children as a part of a dental health education campaign. They will deliver the donated toothbrushes to Sisters Dani Brought and Kris Schrader in May.

GuatemalaHow Can You Help?

  1. Donate toothbrushes or

  2. Make a financial gift to the service project

Each toothbrush you donate goes into the hands of a child who needs one. 100% of the financial gifts goes towards toothbrush and toothpaste. Place new toothbrushes in designated boxes on campus, or contact Janell Linnebur at 316-641-9312 to have them picked up.

Interested in giving? Please fill out a form below.


Please help us reach our goal!

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

c/o Alice Mannette
Newman University
3100 McCormick Ave
Wichita, KS 67213 316-942-4291, ext. 2445

For more information, contact Sonja Bontrager.