Today’s post is guest-authored by G-Team representative, Micah:
We wanted to circle back and feature one of our favorite past campaigns that brought smiles to a lot of young faces. Last fall, the G-Team and Community Smiles teamed up to improve the health of young, underprivileged children from Miami-Dade county. With the help of Groupon, customer donations, and Dr. Elaine deRoode’s matching donation, the Community Smiles non-profit organization was able to go beyond their original goal and provide oral exams for over 85 children.
Established in 1949, Community Smiles strives to provide professional dental care for the low-income community in Miami-Dade county regardless of their insurance status. In order for operations to run successfully, licensed dentists donate their time, vision, and energy to the underserved community. Community Smiles is currently made up of over 150 volunteer dental professionals who volunteer each month as well as nine dental residents and four dental assistants who work full time throughout the year.
The success of the campaign helped in providing 89 oral heath exams which included x-rays, prophylaxis, fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instructions, and an oral hygiene kit (a $22,517 value). Thanks for your support!