The Michigan Dental Association Foundation is once again collaborating with The Old Newsboys Goodfellows of Detroit this holiday season to provide oral health kits in holiday packages to Detroit area children in need.
The Foundation places the oral health kits in the Goodfellows holiday baskets, which are distributed to children ages 4 to 13 in Detroit, Highland Park, River Rouge and Hamtramck.
The project is a joint effort with the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry and Delta Dental, with assistance from Procter & Gamble and Quantum Labs Inc. The Goodfellows are distributing 36,000 holiday baskets to meet the ever-increasing need in the communities.
The oral health kits included a pencil style case containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a bookmark with oral hygiene instructions. The holiday baskets include shirts, pants, socks, gloves, a warm hat, books, dolls and toys. Children who receive the baskets will have a brighter holiday season because for many it may be the only gifts they receive this season. The holiday packages are distributed at seven locations in the Detroit area over a two-week span in December. The children who receive these gifts will have a brighter holiday season because for many it may be the only gifts they receive this season.
The project, which has provided more than 265,000 dental kits over the past eight years, is made possible through donations to the Michigan Dental Association Foundation. To help the Michigan Dental Association Foundation continue to support such worthy projects, make a donation today. All donations are tax deductible.
The Summer 2014 issue of Highlights, the quarterly newsletter of the Michigan Dental Association Foundation, is now available online.
It was a day of fantastic golf, friendship, food and fun for the 81 golfers participating in the 13th Annual Michigan Dental Foundation golf outing, held May 16, 2014, at Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club in Clarkston, Mich.
The MDA Foundation honored its 2013-14 student scholarship awardees during a special reception held May 1 during the MDA Annual Session in Grand Rapids and attended by students, parents, and Foundation volunteers.
This year’s Michigan Dental Association Foundation Raffle was another “sellout” -- with all tickets sold and $15,500 in cash and prizes awarded. The Annual Session raffle raised nearly $30,000 for the Foundation, which will go to support scholarships, access programs, and other Foundation charitable activities.
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