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San Diego, CA 92105 Phone: 619-265-2467
The Happy Tooth
GIVING BACK Join Us in Supporting Toys for Tots!
Once again, we are participating in the Marine Toys for Tots Program, collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys here at the office. These toys will be given to less fortunate children in our community and across the United States to ensure every child has a merry Christmas.
“I believe we have a responsibility to give back to our community when we can.”
We are thrilled to participate in Toys for Tots for our fourth year. The first year we did this, it was a bit of a struggle. We weren’t sure where to get the boxes, and we didn’t get many donations. It was disheartening. But we decided to try again the following year, and I am so glad we did. Each year since, we have been able to collect more donations thanks to our team and our patients. We’re doubling down this year by hosting a Toys for Tots Bingo Night, where patients are invited to buy tickets and play for prizes. All the money will go to Toys for Tots, along with all the toys we collect at the office. I believe we have a responsibility to give back to our community when we can. As a dentist, I have been a part of programs like Give Kids a Smile and have provided oral-health services to kids and teens whose families can’t afford dental care. A few weeks ago, my sister volunteered at the Care Harbor in Los Angeles and offered free dental care to underserved communities. I had other commitments and wasn’t able to join her that day, but Janice called me afterward and was very emotional. Working with Care Harbor reminded her what it was like after our family first moved to the United States, when we didn’t have anything. She really inspired me, and I am looking forward to getting involved with Care Harbor at the next opportunity. We love to give back, but I’ll admit that it’s not always easy to motivate yourself to take time off work or sacrifice your weekend to go out and volunteer. After long hours at the office, I would rather spend time at home with my husband. But in my heart, I know it’s important. Dentistry helped me a lot when I first came to the United States, and I want to be able to help those who might not be able to afford the care they need right now. Plus, once you’re out there and you see how much you’re able to do for
someone, it feels good. Giving back creates a sense of joy you don’t experience anywhere else. We couldn’t do any of this alone. It’s through the support of our team and our patients that we are able to work with programs like Care Harbor or Give Kids a Smile and collect donations for Toys for Tots. Thank you all so much. I want to invite everyone who can to stop by our office and drop off their Toys for Tots donations. We are collecting donations until December 15 .
Thank you to everyone who has already donated! With you help, we can make sure all the children in our community have a great Christmas.
–Dr. Justene Doan
December 2018 Edition
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