ECUADOR: Our Neighbor In Crisis
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MightyCause: If you do not have a PayPal account or would like to set up a monthly
reoccurring donation, you can donate via MightyCause without setting up an account.
Mail-In Money Donation: If you prefer to send in a check, we accept personal and business checks
made out to “Ecuadent Foundation.” Please send your checks to:
ATTN: Program Admin.
109 Old Padonia Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21030
For the past 30+ years, the Ecuadent Foundation has taken surgeons, dentists, and medical professionals
to the country of Ecuador to provide high-quality, free medical and dental care to impoverished children.
However, in these unprecedented times our mission has shifted to focus on the Covid-19 crisis.
We are partnering with the Ecuadorian Consulate in Washington, D.C., the Ecuadorian Armed Forces,
the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State, Maryland’s Sister State Program,
businesses, and community leaders to assist our neighbor in their time of crisis.
Today, our Latin American ally is an epicenter of Covid-19 in the region. To date, nearly 3,000 people
have died, many of whom were unable to access the nation’s overwhelmed, hospitals and health clinics.
More than a month after Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, was overwhelmed by the pandemic, the virus
continues to spread, and the fatality rate is increasing. Compounding the crisis, Ecuador’s dollar-based
economy is heavily dependent on petroleum exports and the crash in global oil prices has dealt a
catastrophic blow to the nation’s finances.
Our goal is to send 20 tons of medical supplies, PPE, food, and cleaning supplies to help
relieve the suffering in Ecuador. We need your help to accomplish this goal.
he list of desperately needed supplies includes PPE (N95 and KN95 respirators, Level 3, Level 2, and Level 1 surgical masks,
exam and surgical gloves, dishwashing gloves, disposable and reusable surgical gowns, face shields), disinfectants
(Clorox wipes, PDCare, liquid bleach), non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies.
Other Ways to Donate to the Ecuadent Foundation
Amazon Smile: Do you shop on Amazon? Support us through AmazonSmile during your shopping,
they will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases. Select Ecuadent Inc. when searching charitable organizations.
You can shop and give back, all at the same time! This is your literal one-stop shop.
Medical & Dental Equipment: If you are a dental or medical practitioner and you have working equipment
that you no longer need, Ecuadent will accept your equipment donations. Ecuadent has the ability to transport
large equipment to Ecuador via land-sea containers. Equipment donations are either implemented into our
current dental and medical services or they are redistributed and donated to serve the public in underprivileged
Ecuadorian hospitals and clinics. As always, your contribution is tax-deductible and Ecuadent will provide all donors with
a letter acknowledging receipt of their donation.
There are several important items to address prior to accepting a donation of this type.
Please read the following items carefully then reach out to us because we must comply with US medical
and dental equipment standards of quality and ensure that the equipment will function properly in Ecuador.
1. Please send us pictures of your proposed donation.
2. What are the manufacturer, year, and model number of this equipment?
3. Do you possess original paperwork, operating manuals, service records for the equipment?
4. If the equipment has been rebuilt or received any extensive repair work, has it been certified?
Childrens' Toys, Clothing and Strollers: Drop-OffYou can also support the Ecuadent Foundation’s missions by
donating gently used, new, like-new children’s toys, clothing and strollers to one of our two drop-off locations.
We give each surgical patient a stuffed animal before they undergo their procedure. They wake up with this animal by
their side to comfort them, and they hold on to this animal long after their scars have healed.
We also give a small toy to each dental patient we see. Often times, the toy they choose is the
only toy they own. We strive to make our missions as pleasant as possible for our patients.
You can drop-off or mail your donations to one of our two drop-off locations.
Please include a "letter of donation" stating your name, mailing address or email, and the
contents of your donation at the time of your donation.
Padonia Dental Associates/Ecuadent Foundation:
109 Old Padonia Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Carroll County Dental Associates/Ecuadent Foundation:
603 Nursery Rd, Westminster, MD 21157
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A THANK YOU LETTER/RECEIPT FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please call 410-561-1800 for more details or with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help!