(Charlotte, NC, April 12, 2022) – Last month dental offices saved up to 50% on equipment and supplies and helped children living with restricted access to dental care during Bid For Smiles. Generously sponsored by Henry Schein and Kleer, the online charity auction supported the mission of America’s ToothFairy.
Nearly $20,000 was raised to help the nonprofit organization provide resources to assist 65 safety-net dental clinics across the U.S. in their delivery of essential dental care, preventive services, and oral health education to children living in communities where dental services are scarce and tooth decay is often rampant.
“Millions of kids across the United States lack access to dental care,” Jill Malmgren, Executive Director of America’s ToothFairy said. “When kids don’t have healthy smiles, they have difficulty eating, sleeping, and concentrating at school. Their poor oral health contributes to a lifetime of hardship as they grow into adulthood with low self-image and limited job opportunities. We are touched by the generosity of our sponsors, auction item donors, and everyone who participated in Bid For Smiles to help save smiles!”
Auction items were donated by The Brewer Company, ElevateOral Care, Pac-Dent, Centrix Dental, SDI, Ging-Pak, Waterpik, and PremierDental. Starting bids were set at 50% retail cost.
The online charity auction is held annually each spring. To receive notification about the launch of next year’s auction register at BidForSmiles.org.
To learn more about becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item to future Bid For Smiles events, contact Jill Malmgren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-965-2070.