We love being actively involved in our community and have committed to making philanthropy a core value in our practice. In 2020 we partnered with many local organizations and charities to impact our community in a positive way. Of these, the Sacramento SPCA and Front Street Animal Shelter are frequent office favorites. We sponsor the adoption cost and fees of animals each week who are ready to be adopted, removing any barrier their future family may have in taking them home.
These two partnerships bring a lot of joy to us, as many Sierra Oaks Dental employees and doctors are pet parents and animal advocates. We love seeing their faces and knowing that we had a hand in helping them find their forever home makes our work that much more rewarding because we’re giving back as a team. Having their faces and stories of successful adoptions all around the office keeps our spirits high.
Another organization that has done so much for our community in response to the effects of Covid-19 on local families and small businesses is Donate 4 Sacramento. This Summer for every new patient we saw we made a donation in their honor to D4S with a total contribution of over $2000.
Annually, we participate in Smiles for Life, a dental charity that offers teeth whitening services with 100% of their proceeds going to helping children in need. Not only did we help raise money for children in need on a national level but, a portion of that money was earmarked for the Sacramento Children’s Home and we were happy to deliver a check to them for the good work they do.
And finally, we sponsored the B Street Theatre’s Studio for Young Actor’s Fall program where many young students attended virtual acting and performing lessons online through virtual classrooms. We also hosted a special event for these young stars and their families to attend a drive-through opening night party where they received a goodie bag and a special thanks from our Marketing Coordinator dressed up in a tooth costume.
With all the bad news this year, we’re focusing on the positive and giving back! And 2021 will be no different. In fact, since 2017 we’ve donated over $40,000 to local organizations and charities and have no plans of slowing down. So if you’re looking for a dentist who is actively engaged in making a difference in their community, you won’t find a more mindful team than us!