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Give a toothbrush during Cass Community Health Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign

BELTON, Mo., (Nov. 12, 2019) – Put a toothbrush in the hands of a child this #GivingTuesday during Cass Community Health Foundation’s campaign to raise $2,000 for 2,000 toothbrushes.

Each year, Cass Community Health Foundation’s safety net dental clinic, Cass County Dental Clinic, goes through 5,000 toothbrushes at their two locations in Belton and Harrisonville. The clinic serves low-income uninsured and Missouri Medicaid patients from birth to age 20. Each patient receives a toothbrush.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of online giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on December 3 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City - #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. More than $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

“Last year, community members of Cass County and Grandview helped us raise funds for toothbrushes. Every single dollar was used to provide a toothbrush to our patients at Cass County Dental Clinic,” Cynthia Randazzo, Cass Community Health Foundation president, said. “We are excited to launch this campaign again and witness the generosity of this community and its passion for creating healthy smiles.”

Those who are interested in joining Cass Community Health Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative can click here. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit givingtuesday.org.