Dr. Edward Romano, Dr. Matthew Vaccaro, and our Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey team are passionate about helping others improve their health. That’s why we decided to support Africa Surgery, a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Morristown, New Jersey local Tom Johnson.
Africa Surgery offers health care and surgical services to the people of Sierra Leone. Some of their medical services include: spinal surgery, oral surgery, facial tumor removal, general surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and eye care. The non-profit also sponsors children so they can go to school, provides job assistance, and offers children after-surgery tutoring.
We are asking our local community to help support this worthy cause by donating the following items (they don’t have to be new – they can even be items just sitting around your home that you may have been wanting to get rid of):
Oral hygiene items (floss, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, etc.)
Hand sanitizer, band-aids, bandages, and antiseptics
Medical supplies (tape, gauze pads, non-diabetic syringes, latex gloves, face masks, sutures, hemostats, cannulas, other surgical implements)
Unused or leftover hospital and hospice care items
Crutches and wheelchairs
Hand tools and power tools
Summer clothing and footwear for children and teenagers (up to 16 years old)
Eyeglasses and sunglasses (any prescription)
Sewing accessories and materials (thread, fabric, and scissors, etc.)
Treadle sewing machines (including broken ones)
If you have any of these items and would like to donate them, please drop them off during our office hours, Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. We’re accepting items throughout the month of August. No donation is too small!
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Would you like to see how your items can make a difference? Here’s an inside look at the huge impact Tom and Africa Surgery are making in Sierra Leone: