Helping others is one of the ways Paradise Ridge Dentistry gives back to the community. We would love for you to join us in helping others too. Please give us a call if you would like to become involved in some of the events we will be participating in.
Provided below are some of the upcoming charity events and past events we participate in:
July – August 2017 – Operation Smile Wide toothbrush donation for Operation Gratitude
Ron Wolfley announces Operation Smile Wide on Arizona Sports.
During the months of July and August, we are asking our patients to book their appointments and give back their toothbrush kits gifted to them by us during their dental visits. The toothbrushes will then be donated to Operation Gratitude and sent to our U.S. Military troops and first responders.
Our U.S. Military troops and first responders needs many hygiene items including toothbrushes. Our reason for asking patients to donate their toothbrushes is so that they are given the opportunity to participate in the campaign. Along with the toothbrushes we will be taking pictures of the patients holding up their toothbrushes and asking them to write brief letters to the U.S. Military troops.
We’ve made giving back an easy experience for patients to touch the hearts of our U.S. Military by including a personal photo, handwritten letter, and a toothbrush kit. Handwritten letters however, are the most cherished items by our troops.
Book an appointment with us today to help put a smile on someone’s face.
Who is Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude, a 505(c)(3) organization, established in 2003 collects various hygiene, food, handwritten letters, entertainment to assemble into care packages. The care packages are then distributed to Wounded Heroes and their care givers, U.S. service members who are deployed overseas and their families, new recruits, Veterans, and First Responders.
Operation Gratitude provides Americans opportunities to lift the spirits and honor those who serve our nation.
Over 1,600,000 care packages have been shipped on behalf of Operation Gratitude volunteers since 2003.
Operation Gratitude needs other hygiene products too. Click on their logo to see a list of other items needed.
April 2, 2016 – Oral Cancer Walk For Awareness
Oral Cancer Walk For Awareness at the Phoenix Zoo
Join the Paradise Ridge Dentistry team as we walk for oral cancer awareness at the Phoenix Zoo.
Click here to sign up now!
Register by March 9th to receive your free t-shirt. If you just want to attend the event you can do that too. Your $25 walk registration includes an all-day pass into the Phoenix Zoo.
You may also become a Oral Cancer Foundation Fundraiser. This is a great way to get others involved by donating to the charity and who do not wish to participate in the walk.
This year’s goal is $20,000. Let’s help them get there.
Help spread the word about oral cancer in your community. Get your oral cancer screening today! Click here to learn more about oral cancer screening.
March 1 – April 30, 2016 – Homeward Bound Charity Drive
Please stop in to Paradise Ridge Dentistry and donate 5 or more the items listed here and you will receive $5 dollars off your next dental visit:
- Children’s books new or used or
- Diaper wipes or
- Household cleaning products
All donated items will be given to Homeward Bound to help the families in need.
Homeward Bound is a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing for families with children who are fleeing from a domestic violence situation or who are about to face eviction. Their goal is to help families become independent once again by providing transitional housing, case management, employment services, program services, mental health education, and affordable and accessible on-site childcare. Click here to learn more about Homeward Bound.
April 1 – 30, 2016 – “Pay It Forward” Challenge
Join us in the “Pay It Forward” Challenge. We’ll donate a toothbrush for every “Like” on our Facebook page. The toothbrushes will be donated to the Who I Am Foundation to distribute to the less fortunate.
Click here to go to our Facebook page.
November 1 – 6, 2016 – Cash For Candy Buy Back
Kids and parents, would you like to earn some extra cash for a really great cause and possibly prevent cavities in your community. Donate your wrapped Halloween this year in exchange for cash. For every 1 lb. of candy we will give you $1 dollar in exchange. Your donated candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude to be sent to our U.S. soldiers overseas. What a great way to cheer up our American heroes by sending them candy from kids.
Learn more about Operation Gratitude and all the great things they do by clicking here.