TDE is proud to support the lifesaving mission of Operation Smile. Through the dedication and compassion of our team across the nation, we have an aggressive goal to raise $150,000 this year and sponsor a mission to heal the smiles of children in need and help fund missions globally.
Because of your efforts, children around the world will have a brighter future and the chance at a normal life. Thank you for your generosity and let’s make 2017 a success!
Annual Day of Smiles
Each year, the team at TDE heads out into the community to educate people on Operation Smile and how they help children around the world. This past year, the team raised over $1,000 while teaching people about the great cause. Stay tuned for our next Day of Smiles coming up in June of 2017!
TDE Hosts Tailgate Olympics!
We had over 50 teams of 2 coming out to play Tailgate Olympics to support Operation Smile. We raised over $700 towards Operation Smile. This is just one of many events that we will have over the next few months. Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of the event. Keep an eye out for updates on upcoming events!
Maryland Food Bank
Each year TDE spends the holiday months collecting cans and meals to help those in need. This year, the team helped donate almost 200 canned goods to the Maryland Food Bank.
The Maryland Food Bank donates “112,000 meals per day — more than 41 million meals annually — the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends.”
Giving back is a huge part of the culture at TDE and, as you can see, we donate each year to Operation Smile. Caitlin had the opportunity to go to Guatemala to help aid in a mission for Operation Smile.
While in Guatemala, Caitlin had the opportunity to help many. Her responsibilities included screening and health evaluation, team building, and helping the children. She was there for 5 days and her main mission was to help the children and their families remain calm and happy. “Children process and normalize their surroundings through playing; therefore my job was to be great at it. I became a bubble blowing expert, a coloring fanatic, and a hair braiding, car racing specialist,” says Caitlin. “It is amazing how a smile and hug sends the same message of love in every culture. Everyone wants to feel secure and safe; being apart of helping these children and families through this process was really special. It was a lesson in gratitude. I gained more from helping others than I feel like I will ever be able to give. I know more that ever have an unrelenting need to do more. I’m excited to see all that our organization accomplishes in the future, because this feeling in contagious!”