El Paso, TX., Dec 19, 2016
Dentists and staff from Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in El Paso, have partnered with a Ciudad Juarez orphanage to deliver toys, clothing, and dental health supplies to local children in need during the holiday season.
On December 17, Kool Smiles dentists and staff traveled to Cuidad Juarez to deliver 100 wrapped boxes containing clothing, school supplies, toys, and toiletries – including dental health kits with toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss – to children living at the Rancho Los Amigos orphanage.
"We're honored to support Rancho los Amigos Hogar de Ninos this holiday season and help bring smiles to the faces of children in need," said Rosa Sanchez, Community Smile Maker for Kool Smiles. "All children, no matter their circumstance or where they live, deserve to know they are valued and cared for."
Rancho Los Amigos is one of the largest orphanages in Ciudad Juarez, providing housing, education, social services and adoption placement support to more than 100 area children.
The donation is part of Kool Smiles' "Make it Memorable" program, which gives doctors and other team members the opportunity to donate and give back to local schools, charities, and health programs in the communities where they live and work. Each month, the Kool Smiles offices identify organizations that are making a difference in the community and support them with Make it Memorable funds.
When leaders from a local church approached the El Paso Kool Smiles offices about helping the orphanage, the doctors and staff enthusiastically agreed.
"We decided this was the perfect way to give back to local communities in need and to further the Kool Smiles mission of ensuring every child has a happy, healthy smile," explained Sanchez.
"The holidays got a little bit brighter here thanks to the generous donation from Kool Smiles," said Pastor Felix for Rancho los Amigos Hogar de Ninos orphanage. "The children are so excited to have presents to open on December 17."
To date, the Make it Memorable program has infused t