Small Smiles, LLC Community Giving Program celebrates and encourages community involvement, investment, and volunteerism. Our corporate giving and employee involvement support foundations, organizations and initiatives that promote health and educational initiatives that make a positive difference in the communities in which we serve.
Small Smiles, LLC Primary Supported Organizations
American Dental Association National Children’s
Dental Health Month
Each February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. NCDHM messages reach millions of people in communities across the country and at numerous armed service bases abroad. Local observances often include poster, coloring, and essay contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations and dental office tours.
American Dental Association Give Kids A Smile®
On the first Friday in February, many of the nation's dentists volunteer their time and resources to provide free oral health care services to thousands of low-income children across the country. The ADA's Give Kids A Smile® national children's dental access program, during National Children's Dental Health Month, enhances the oral health of large numbers of needy children. Give Kids A Smile activities also highlight for policy makers the ongoing challenges that low-income and disabled children face in accessing dental care. The overarching concept of the initiative is to create a national umbrella for the numerous charitable education, screening, prevention and comprehensive treatment programs already in existence by having as many of them as possible occur on the same day.
Edward Hospital Foundation
The Edward Hospital Foundation was founded in 1990 to further the mission of Edward Hospital through philanthropy. Each year, hundreds of community members, physicians and employees give generously to Edward Hospital Foundation, ensuring that Edward Hospital can provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive care. The Edward Foundation is committed to raising funds to help the Edward Cancer Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Edward Heart Hospital, Imaging, Edward Center for Diabetes Education, asthma education, Animal-Assisted Therapy, and many other programs at Edward Hospital.
The Naperville Jaycees are dedicated to helping the community. The Jaycees give individuals the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections. For the past 86 years, Jaycees have been a force for good in America and around the world. Jaycees have raised millions of dollars for causes such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the March of Dimes. They have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields, and housing for the elderly while conducting service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide.
DuPage Children’s Museum
The DuPage Children’s Museum mission is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children through self-directed, open-ended experiences, integration of the arts, science and math, and the child-adult learning partnership. As a model resource for self-directed, open-ended experiences, the DuPage Children’s Museum transforms the learning landscape for young children and the important adults in their lives.
Adventist Paulson Pediatric Rehabilitation Center
The Paulson Pediatric Rehabilitation program of Adventist Health System – Midwest Region, offers children the highest level services in a kid-friendly atmosphere that both nurtures growth and encourages participation. From high-tech therapy to the latest in play, the program is fun for kids and comforting to parents. The Adventist Paulson Pediatric Rehabilitation Center treats both inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients from birth to 18 years of age with such diagnoses as cerebral palsy, autism, pervasive developmental disorder and speech delay. Specialized therapists provide pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapy.
360 Youth Services 360 Youth Services, formerly NCO Youth and Family Services, was founded in 1971 by a group of concerned parents, community, and religious leaders who saw the need for local professional services for youth and their families. Working cooperatively with many local organizations, 360 Youth Services has played a leadership role in the development of programs that encourage positive social change. Today, 360 Youth Services administers a variety of programs which include Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Early Intervention & Prevention, Transitional Housing, and Information & Referrals Services.
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, founded in 2007, is a non for profit organization whose mission is to provide exceptional quality, compassionate care, guidance, education, recreation, social and vocational opportunities for children and adults impacted with autism and their families. From access to achievement, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation provides a stable and nurturing environment that promotes growth in all major life areas including expression, vocation, socialization, education, recreation and self-help skills.
School Extracurricular Activity Sponsorships
Naperville Red Hawk Hockey
Redwing LaCrosse Club
Oswegoland Pony Baseball
Nequa Valley High School
Plainfield Athletic Club
Greater Aurora Baseball Association
American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart
Over the last few years, Small Smiles, LLC has supported many worthy organizations and causes. As a result, we hope that our communities' smiles are a little bit brighter.
The Small Smiles, LLC Scholarship Program
The Dr. David and Mrs. Jennifer Jones Scholarship provides three $1,000 scholarships to local students who excel academically, are active participants in athletics, and volunteer in their communities. Each of our applicants are required to submit their school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, documentation of participation in athletic activities and volunteer contributions, two letters of recommendation and a 500 word personal essay. Scholarship applications for the 2012-13 school year are online now. Applications for the 2013 Scholarship will be due May 15, 2013.