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Macon FOP #3-back to school Shop With A Cop
Methodist children's Home- annual Christmas shopping with Harrison Construction
Jay's Hope Foundation- supporting families of cancer children
Mentor's Project of Bibb County
Macon Volunteer Clinic
Rehoboth Life Care Ministries Dental Clinic
Jazz Association of Macon
Riverside Cemetery & Conservancy
GDA Foundation for Oral Health
Emile T Fisher Foundation Dental Scholarships
St. Joseph Catholic Church
…plus MANY, MANY other donations supporting the efforts of our wonderful patients!!!
Get Involved With The Macon Community!
At MaconSmiles we care about giving back to the community that serves us. As your local Macon family dentistry, we do our best to create beautiful and healthy smiles for our patients in Macon and the surrounding areas of Forsyth and Gray. In addition, we believe that doing our part in servicing the community is just as important. We take pride in participating in some of the events that help to create a better, more thriving place for all of us to live. Below we put together a list of some of the events and programs that are dear to our hearts.
Sonny Carter Elementary School Visit
On March 10th, 2017, our staff members Shasta, Leslie and Courtney went to visit Sonny Carter Elementary School to talk to the kindergarten class about the importance of dental hygiene. The kids had a blast asking questions and even practicing brushing on our dental dragon named Drake! The kids got a goodie bag filled with lots of dental items and a dental coloring book. Can't wait to do it again next year!
2016 Halloween Candy Buyback
Halloween Candy Buy Back
Since 2009 we have participated in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program. Each year, right after Halloween, we buy back candy from Middle Georgia Children and ship the candy to Operation Gratitude.
Children bringing in their unopened candy receive:
- $1 per pound of candy
- a flashing Firefly toothbrush
- coupons to local restaurants
Central High School JR ROTC members come every year and assist the children in making cards for the troops. Additionally, the Riverside Optimist Club, whose motto is “Friend of Youth”, participates every year.
The candy, along with letters to the troops, is then shipped to Operation Gratitude, which sends thousands of care packages for US Troops serving overseas.
It’s a great way to give back AND get candy “off the streets”. To learn more about the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, go to: www.halloweencandybuyback.com and www.OperationGratitude.com.
Rooms From the Heart
Our March fundraiser is very special to our MaconSmiles family. Proceeds from our new "LIKES" on our MaconSmiles Facebook page go to Rooms From the Heart, a volunteer organization that redecorates the bedrooms of critically or terminally ill children. Samantha, the daughter of our dental assistant Marie, was diagnosed with cancer in early 2013. This wonderful organization decorated Samantha's bedroom in the theme of her choice, with special consideration for needs related to her illness. They were able to create a unique, cheerful & comforting environment for her and her sister Cheyenne.
Dr. Shah has been involved with them ever since and made another donation to Rooms From the Heart for their Annual Fairy Tale Ball this year. We are very proud to give back to an organization that gives so much to our community. You can learn more about Rooms From the Heart at www.roomsfromtheheart.org.
At MaconSmiles we care a great deal about the community we serve. We love when our friends and patients come together to support causes that are near and dear to us. Our fundraiser in May raised $151.00 for Covenant Care Services 5th Annual 5k Ridge Run. This wonderful organization provides adoptive services to pregnant women and adoptive families.
To learn more about the services they provide, visit www.covenantcareadoptions.com.
The Special Olympics Masters Bowling Tournament
August in Middle Georgia means The Special Olympics Masters Bowling Tournament. Every year thousands of athletes, partners, and coaches participate in this exciting event. Dr. Shah joins health professionals from the Middle Georgia area providing much needed dental and health screenings.
To find out more about this amazing event, visit www.specialolympicsga.org.
Join Your Macon Dentist in Giving Back
Our community and these causes are such an important part of who we are at MaconSmiles. If you are interested in learning more about the ways we give back, or to find out how you can get involved, feel free to contact us! Our patients are our number one priority, and we would love for you to join us in helping out our community.
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