Our involvement in charitable and community events started when the entire team sat down and thought about what we actually do and want to do. We decided that the small things we do for our clients can make a big difference in some people's lives. So why stop here? Continuing along these lines we looked deeper into what makes our dental clinic different from others. We all do our best to improve our services, to regularly train and educate ourselves, to achieve the best results for the benefit of our customers.
But what is the extra factor that makes us Brightside Dental? Friendliness, understanding, involvement were some of the words that came to our minds during a brainstorm meeting about our mission statement. They all relate to being surrounded by others, to being in a society. So why not giving back to the community that has made us who we are now? That's how the idea of donations every month towards different causes came to us, because a small change can make a big difference.
Buy1GIVE1 is a social enterprise founded and based in Singapore in 2007 whose aim is to work with small businesses around the world in order to completely transform the way giving has been perceived in the past.
B1G1 moves giving from an ad-hoc, event-driven model to a very specific transaction-based giving model — a world where every transaction gives back and makes a difference.
The system is based on a scheme in which day to day activities can have an enormous impact on someone's life. It actually means that giving would become a habit that won't need any effort to be carried out.
100% of contributions made by B1G1 Businesses partners are passed directly to the Worthy Cause organisations through B1G1 Giving. B1G1 takes nothing from the contributions nor does it receive funds from charities in any way for the services it provides.
The Brightside Dental team started our partnership with B1G1 in January 2012 and since then every month we have contributed to help a variety of causes.
In essence, the way it works is every time one of our clients chooses to undergo one of our hygiene treatments from our Tooth Polishing Menu, they are helping people less fortunate by us making a donation on their behalf.
With each Diamond Polish carried out by Sanaz – our hygienist – 5 children in Nepal will receive school supplies for 1 month and an Indian family would get 5 bricks to help them build a new home. One Pearl Polish will help 5 more children with their monthly school requisite and 3 bricks will be given to a family in India, and every Crystal Polish will enable one child in Nepal to have everything needed for his studies for a month and one brick will be given to the same cause in India.
A small contribution from everyone makes a global difference.
We are proud to work with B1G1 every month and we encourage all our clients to get involved in this life changing experience by giving them the opportunity to choose which cause they would like to help as well.