Give Kids A Smile Day 2014

Give Kids A Smile Day 2014

The group of volunteers.
Dr. Elcano and Crystal doing an exam.

The American Dental Association launched the Give Kids A Smile program nationally in 2003 as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.

Donations to Duffles for Children in Crisis

Donations to Duffles for Children in Crisis

This February, Dr. Elcano delivered boxes of toothpaste and toys from Vicki (dental hygienist) to the charity, Duffle Bags for Kids.  This group provides duffle bags to police officers to give to children leaving their homes in crisis situations.  The are filled with needed personal items, books, and stuffed toys.  They are also for the kids to carry their personal belongings.  In the past, children were given a garbage bag, and the founding member of this group wanted to bring some dignity to these children during crisis situations.