Lake Oconee Dentistry - March 2018

The MONTHLY Smile

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MARCH 2018

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” I’ve repeated this quote numerous times over the years. It’s at the heart of how Patti and I try to live our lives, both personally and professionally.

we also want to instill a love of serving others into the hearts of our team members. When Patti and I choose to support a local cause, that certainly has an impact. But when we can inspire 32 team members to go out and support community causes near and dear to their hearts, that can have an even larger effect. Over the last 21 years, Patti and I have been honored to support countless community organizations and events. We’ve made donations to area hospitals, civic organizations, academic scholarships, leadership programs, women’s groups, veterans’ groups, cultural events, school programs, chamber of commerce events, and more charity golf tournaments than we could shake a club at.

In January’s newsletter, I mentioned how our vision for the practice has expanded. While we will always continue to practice dentistry,

While we are always happy to support these worthy causes with monetary donations, our team recently envisioned a bigger way to become more involved in our community. They proposed we create a “Smile Team,” a group of team members from our office who could help any local organization in need of human power and time. The size of the team would vary according to which team members were available on a particular day, but the hope would be that everyone would get an opportunity to give of their time and talents throughout the year.

"When we can inspire 32 team members to go out and support community causes near and dear to their hearts, that can have an even larger effect."

The first event our Smile Team will be helping with is on March 24. We will be helping Putnam Community Resources distribute food to needy families in Putnam County. PCR raises funds to purchase food for distribution and also receives donations of food from organizations, foundations, schools, and businesses. A tremendous number of volunteers are required each month to help unload,

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