26 Apr Community Provides Dental Care to Children in Need
Lives Impacted: 100+
As Told to Good360 by YWCA
For more than 100 years, YWCA McLean County, located in Bloomington, IL, has been a constant force in the lives of families in our community. We serve women, children, senior citizens, and families, offering a variety of programs and services. We believe that impacting lives begins with understanding individual needs. We listen, we learn, and we respond. We are the oldest and largest multiracial women’s organization in the world. We have always been, and will always continue to be, leaders for racial justice and women’s empowerment. We proudly serve people of all backgrounds through every stage of life – from our youngest child care clients at six weeks old to the seniors served through our home care services. We are an inclusive organization, serving everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.
Thanks to these toothbrushes from DollarDays, each classroom received toothbrushes in our facility to promote proper teeth care and dental hygiene. Some of the individuals that come through our facility don’t have the resources necessary for proper hygiene. Through this we were able to teach some of our children/students proper dental care – lessons that they would take home and practice with their parents to make sure they are continuing to practice the proper way to brush and keep their teeth healthy. It will also help build self-esteem for our students, giving them more responsibility to make sure they know how to keep their teeth healthy.
One of our preschool students learned how to brush her teeth properly during her class and was so excited to go home and share it with her parents. Her mother told us that when she got home, she went straight upstairs to show them how much fun it was to brush her teeth, and how she wanted to be a “responsible big kid by brushing her teeth every day”. Now the child asks to brush their teeth every day at our facility, and it has become part of the classroom’s routine. Thank you Good360 and DollarDays for giving our children self-confidence through responsibility.