The Give Kids a Smile Program is back after nearly 2 years. Everything gets started today with some amazing volunteers.

Today from 10 a.m. to noon at Bethany for Children & Families United Way, volunteers are getting to work and getting a lot done. They will assemble dental health kits and clean and sanitize the 39-foot dental bus. These Volunteers plan to re-launch its 'Give Kids a Smile' mobile dental clinic, after nearly two years of pandemic-related closure.


More Information About The Give Kids a Smile Program

Give Kids a Smile is a community program and nationwide effort aimed at increasing access to dental care for underserved, low-income children. Local dentists provide preventative care. Bethany began coordinating the program locally in 2011 and has provided services to more than 25,000 children.

It's great to see the "Mobile Dental Service" back in action after these last two years. Learn more about the Give Kids a Smile Program today.

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About Bethany for Children & Families

Founded in 1899, Bethany for Children & Families is a private child welfare, mental health, community education, and social services provider for children and families in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. Offering 25 programs and services, Bethany serves more than 11,500 children and families annually. You can learn more here.

About United Way Quad Cities

United Way Quad Cities is a community-based social change organization that provides every Quad Citizen with opportunities to live their best possible life. Working with our determined supporters and partners, we lead efforts to improve education, income, and health – the building blocks of opportunity.

Again thank you to all the amazing volunteers helping get this program started again. New volunteers, donors, and advocates are always invited to join United Way Quad Cities in achieving lasting results right here at home. You can learn more here.

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