Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “what are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Volunteerism is one of the fundamentals of organized dentistry and a crucial component of many ASDA chapters. Use these resources to help plan and implement outreach programs at your chapter. Be on the lookout for outreach-inspired posts  on ASDA's social media platforms and publications, and be sure to use #ASDAoutreach. 

Dentistry in the Community Grant

DSC_0529Apply for this $500 grant to help implement a new program or event that focuses on prevention of dental disease and/or promotion of oral health for any underserved population within your community. 

The application period for this grant has closed. Check back in the fall for application deadlines.

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Week of Service

All ASDA chapters are encouraged to plan and carry out service-related events throughout the Week of Service, January 17-25, 2020. Check back in the fall as more information becomes available. 

arizona 2What kind of events could your chapter hold? 
  • Host a health fair
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen
  • Conduct free dental screenings at an elementary school or veterans home
  • Hold a drive to collect items needed for your community: coats, shoes, food, toiletries or books are common and useful items to consider
  • Help build up or clean up your community: join a Habitat for Humanity work site or a neighborhood clean-up crew
  • Plan a mission trip with your chapter
  • Pair with an existing nonprofit to provide support at an upcoming event: Special Olympics, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Relay for Life, Give Kids A Smile, etc. are great organizations always looking for volunteers

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