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Community Involvement: ‘Tis the Season to Give

Posted Dec 17th, 2019 in 2019, events, the wire

As we continue to grow and thrive as a network, it becomes increasingly important to give back to the communities we serve. We are proud of the many teams across our network who gave generously to the less fortunate throughout the holiday season. Below are some seasonal highlights.

dentalcorp Support Centre – Toronto, ON
Our Support Centre team participated in a holiday food drive supporting Food Banks Canada, a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. 

Mayflower Dental Group – Sydney, NS
Mayflower Dental Group has been adopting families for the Holiday Season for the past four years. Each year, the Practice connects with the Every Woman's Center to help families in need. 2019 was their biggest year yet as they helped spread some holiday cheer to a family of seven. The team further donated warm winter clothing to Loaves and Fishes, a local men’s shelter. 

Evergreen Dental – Dartmouth, NS
Evergreen Dental donated to the Saint Clement’s Church food drive in December. Every year, the church makes up Christmas food hampers for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to give out the less fortunate in the community.
St. Laurent Dental – Ottawa, ON
The team at St. Laurent Dental hosted a holiday toy drive in support of the CTV Toy Mountain campaign. For every toy that a patient brought in, they could then choose a gift from the Practice.
R.A. Campbell Dentistry – Bowmanville, ON
R.A. Campbell Dentistry collected non-perishable food items from patients and Practice team members in support of local charity Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Dr. Rachel Navaneelan Family & Cosmetic Dentistry – Cornwall, ON
As part of Rachel's Kids Teddy Bear Giveaway, Dr. Rachel donated 10 4ft tall bears accompanied by a $100 gift card to local toy store, Kids Korner. Working closely with the Cornwall Community Hospital, Dr. Rachel provided 20 personalized gifts for the patients on the palliative care unit. She further donated $1000 of non-perishable food to local radio station Boom 101.9's annual Stuff The Station food drive in support of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. Dr. Rachel also supported a local family of five facing hardship by providing warm winter clothing, a Christmas meal and gifts for under the tree.

Bernstein Dental – Toronto, ON
The Bernstein Dental team hosted a holiday food drive in support of the North York Harvest Food Bank, a charity committed to meeting the food needs of northern Toronto by providing dignified food assistance, education, focused advocacy, and long-term food solutions.

Riverbend Dental – Edmonton, AB
The team at Riverbend Dental spent an evening supporting Hope Mission, an inner city shelter caring for impoverished and homeless men, women and children in Alberta. They generously donated 200 slices of pizza and 100 blessing bags. The Practice further donated toys collected from patients and team members to Santas Anonymous, a charitable organization dedicated to donating new toys to children at Christmas.

Scotia Square Dental – Edmonton, AB
Scotia Square Dental displayed a Giving Tree in the Practice’s front foyer over the holidays. The charitable tree bloomed with warm clothing items like gloves, scarves, and hats, which were later donated to a local homeless shelter.

South 40 Dental – Grande Prairie, AB
South 40 Dental hosted free photos with Santa with the community in exchange for a food bank or Santas Anonymous donation. They further held a showing of Frozen II where all admission proceeds were donated to a local Ronald McDonald House.

Today’s Dental – Edmonton, AB
The team at Today’s Dental sponsored a family in need through Wings of Providence, an organization for women escaping abusive relationships, and personally delivered Christmas gifts for the children, grocery gift cards, holiday treats and a special gift for Mom.

Beaufort Family Dental – Comox, BC
Beaufort Dental participated in Comox’s Adopt-A-Grandparent program, supporting seniors residing in local care facilities, who may not have any family to visit them during the holidays. Initiated by a local high school student, the program sets up Christmas trees covered in tags with gift suggestions.

Family Dental Care – Prince George, BC
The team at Family Dental Care donated a Christmas hamper to a single mother with three children, including Christmas presents, new bedding, a turkey dinner and plenty of extra food for their cupboard.

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