Put a toothbrush in the hands of a child during Cass Community Health Foundation’s first #GivingTuesday campaign
BELTON, Mo., (Nov. 12, 2018) – This #GivingTuesday, Cass Community Health Foundation will celebrate oral health in Cass County by raising $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 November 27 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.
“We are inspired by the #GivingTuesday movement and its power to motivate entire communities,” Cynthia Randazzo, Cass Community Health Foundation president, said. “As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized by our supportive network in Cass County and encourage all of those that are interested putting a toothbrush in the hands of a child to reach our $2,000 goal for 2,000 toothbrushes.