Byte, a rapidly growing clear aligner company, has announced their plans to donate at least 25,000 oral health kits to Afghan refugees who are being resettled in the United States (US).
“Our company was distraught by the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded,” said Neeraj Gunsagar, chief executive officer of Byte. “Families who, for decades, fought for freedom are being forced to leave their homes and lives behind. None of us can imagine what they are going through right now. The least Byte can do is ensure the refugees have some oral health essentials in this period of upheaval. We encourage companies that are in the position to help to join us in doing so. Helping the Afghan refugees is our moral responsibility.”
Byte will donate the oral health kits through its philanthropic arm, ByteCares. The oral health kits consist of a toothbrush, toothbrush cover, toothpaste, floss, a timer, and a travel pouch.
In early 2020, ByteCares responded to the personal protective equipment shortage by quickly diverting its manufacturing resources to make reusable face shields and ventilator parts and donating face masks that were shipped to first responders and medical facilities across the US.