Gardening for a Cause

Springing Hope! Dramm Partners with the FREE TO SMILE FOUNDATION For the 2nd Year

Manitowoc, WI – May 1st, 2015 – During the month of May, The Dramm Corporation will be “Gardening for Smiles!” For the second year, The Dramm Corporation is pleased to
announce that Smile 2015it will be supporting the non-profit organization, FREE TO SMILE, during the annual “Springing Hope” effort.

During the month of May, when we are all hopeful for spring, your purchase of a Dramm gardening tool does more than just make your plants bloom! Your purchase will help complete a smile. A portion of your Dramm purchase, during May, will benefit FREE TO SMILE.

FREE TO SMILE is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio that works to provide free surgical repair of cleft lip and palate in children and adults in remote areas of the world where care is not accessible. This organization accomplishes admirable work with a limited staff and handful of volunteers. They change lives one person at a time, giving hope to children who are shunned because of a fixable, physical imperfection.

FreeToSmile2In one week, FREE TO SMILE repaired 39 children and young adults giving them normalcy and enabling confidence so that they can share a smile. In the last year, FREE TO SMILE organized and completed 9 missions around the world.

Last year, in Dramm’s first philanthropic effort, The Dramm Corporation donated enough money to provide eleven cleft lip surgeries.

Max Dramm Becker, volunteered with FREE TO SMILE in Guatemala in 2013. During that week, their group of volunteer doctors, nurses, and staff helped 39 children and their families. Many of the families traveled great distances with hope of surgical repair for their child. “The work FREE TO SMILE does is a blessing to those with cleft lip and palate who otherwise would not be able to get the medical treatment they need.” said Max.

Dramm products are available at local greenhouses and independent garden centers such as Ace Hardware, True Value, and Do It Best stores as well as many online sources.

Dramm has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for over 70 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing quality products that will last a lifetime.
Free to Smile Website
For further information please contact Jessica Reinhardt at the information above or visit us online at www.dramm.com. For more information about this compelling organization, please visit FreeToSmile.org .

 

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Springing Hope to the Free to Smile Foundation

May 2014

Each May, the Dramm Corporation will choose a small non-profit organization and donate financially to that foundation. The first year’s effort will benefit the Free to Smile Foundation; with a portion of May’s retail sales going to Free to Smile.

Free to Smile WebsiteFree to Smile is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio that provides free surgery to children and young adults born with cleft lip and palate who live in underserved areas of the world.

Gardening makes you smile, now you can help someone else smile. During the month of May, your purchase of a Dramm product will benefit the Free to Smile Foundation.

“We salute Free to Smile’s amazing work of inspiring individuals in the US, and helping people all around the world.” said Heidi Dramm Becker, Executive Vice President at the Dramm Corporation, “This is especially close to my heart as our son, Max, was part of the Guatemala mission team last year. He saw firsthand the good that is being accomplished by Free to Smile.”

During last year’s Guatemala mission, Max helped with the clinic set up, administration of patient check-in, organization of supplies, and even assisted as a messenger in the operating Room during the reconstructive surgeries. “The work Free To Smile does is a blessing to those with cleft lip and palate who otherwise would not be able to get the medical treatment they need.”

Dramm’s donation to Free to Smile is part of a new yearly initiative to support and give back to the community.

 

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