Smiles Around The Country: July 2017 Recap

Doing Good in the Good Ol’ Summertime

Summer – it’s the time for beach days and relaxing vacations, and family BBQs and sipping iced tea by the pool. But for Smile Generation team members around the country, it’s also the time to volunteer and give back to their communities. Just in the month of July, over 220 Smile Generation team members participated in volunteer events contributing over 1,330 volunteer hours and impacting the lives of over 450 people. Smile Generation team members embody a service culture every day through their interactions with patients and they have expanded this service culture into their communities.

Here are the top 3 ways our teams nationwide helped serve their communities in July:

  • Helped Restore Sheds and Stables for the Therapeutic Riding Club – Orange County, CA
    • Volunteers joined forces to paint and restore stable and sheds at the Therapeutic Horse Riding Club that helps provide an avenue to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of children, youth and adults with physical or developmental disabilities.
  • Provided Over 80 Patients with Donated Dentistry – Various States Around the Country
    • Over 100 volunteers in Reno, NV, Oakland, CA, Fort Collins, CO and Los Angeles, CA partnered with the Pacific Dental Services Foundation to provide nearly $90,000 in donated dentistry to over 80 people in need!
  • Distributed Food and Toothbrushes to Homeless – Albuquerque, NM
    • Volunteers visited neighborhood parks with Roadrunner Food Bank to hand out food and toothbrushes for homeless individuals.

 

And here is what some team members had to say:

“I truly developed a passion for serving others through the Pacific Dental Services Foundation volunteer opportunities.”

– Matt Paul, Office Manager at Smile Generation®-trusted office, Livermore Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics

“Giving back has had a powerful impact on my purpose and passion of volunteering.”

– Marcella Gomez, Operations Manager at Smile Generation®-trusted office, Maricopa Smiles

 

These are just some of the many ways that our team members are helping to impact communities around the country! Since January 2017, over 2,060 team members around the country have participated in service activities, contributing over 15,660 volunteer hours! It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together!

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