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Every January, ASDA celebrates its commitment to community service and dental outreach. In 2023, we focused on often-overlooked community members like those with low income, limited English literacy, new immigrants or refugees, homeless patients, those confined to nursing homes, prisons, or chronic care facilities, and more. 

Our Incisor, Canine, and Molar- level challenges involved students on the individual, chapter, and community level. 

Get excited for Service Month 2024! We look forward to celebrating our first Service Month with you in January!

Week of Service photo collage

Ways to safely participate in community service:  

Using your hands
  • Create oral health instruction materials and/or oral hygiene bags for homeless shelters or local schools.
  • Knit or crochet panels that will be sewn together to create blankets for babies and adults through Warm Up America.
  • Make hats for senior citizens, premature babies or the homeless.
  • Make birthday cards for kids in homeless shelters.
  • Sew masks for high-risk individuals.
  • Foster a pet.
Using your smarts
  • Serve as a tutor for middle or high school students.
  • Transcribe historical documents for the Smithsonian.
  • Proofread e-books through Project Gutenberg.
  • Help Harvard researchers learn the best ways to breakdown stereotypes by taking tests with Project Implicit.
In the local community
  • Help build or clean your community park or garden.
  • Deliver a hot meal to someone in need.
  • Volunteer at a local animal shelter.
  • Collect or organize books for a local library.
  • Write letters to seniors in local care facilities.
Refer to the Community Service how-to guide for even more event ideas.