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This fundraiser ended on 01/31/13

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We are continuing to raise money to purchase dental packets for the homeless and underprivileged children in the Austin and San Antonio area

The importance of oral health in children is a topic of interest that has received a great magnitude of attention as of late. Recent studies have shown that poor oral health in children can be correlated with things such as an increased occurrence of heart disease, poor school performance and attendance, and even decreased overall quality of life.

While working in conjunction with Mobile Loaves and Fishes, we have previously dispersed over 400 dental packets to indigent children, primarily those residing in weekly-rate motels. While we have worked hard thus far to raise money, the demand for dental packets is not being met.

We have been contacted by many who have shown sincere interest and need for dental supplies for children. Of those interested are group homes for neglected and battered children, elementary schools with 80% or more of their students qualifying for free and/or reduced-priced lunch, dental clinics for children who are uninsured and do not qualify for Medicaid, and more.

Donations go a long way, as all supplies are bought in bulk and each packet for each child costs about a dollar.

Together, let's keep kids smiling and give them the supplies needed for lifetime of great oral and overall health.

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