Dentistry by Design recently had the opportunity to present 16 area kindergarten teachers with donations for use in each of their classrooms. Kindergarten teachers at Algoma, Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay public schools each received a $200 donation as a result of our most recent Volunteer Day held at our Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay an Algoma practices. The funds were presented to the teachers with the flexibility to use in a manor they felt would best benefit their students and enhance the overall classroom experience.
“With our most recent volunteer day funds, we knew we wanted to give back to the schools once again and the teachers that play such a pivotal role in our children’s lives. We selected the 5K teachers because there are many things they need for their classrooms and more often than not their budgets are small so they end up using their own money to stock their rooms. With this donation they can hopefully buy extra books, plan a fun field trip or a class party and not worry where the money will come from.” – Dr. Gina Grenfell, co-owner of Dentistry by Design Sturgeon Bay.
“My mother was a teacher for 28 years. Growing up I experienced first-hand the dedication of time, energy and resources it took to ensure that her students had the best experience possible. So, being able to utilize my professional skills along with those of our team members as a way to give back to area teachers is such a wonderful gift. We really want them to know we appreciate all that they do!” – Dr. John Sledge, owner of Dentistry by Design Sister Bay.
Dentistry by Design’s Volunteer Day is a collaboration between our team members and patients. It combines the skills of our team with the needs of our patients as a means to give back to the community.
We aim to have three volunteer days a year at each of our three locations; Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay and Algoma. On each of those days our team members volunteer their time and talents to provide dental care to our patients. Two-thirds of that half day’s production is donated back to the community, with only a third retained to cover expenses like lab fees and supplies that pertain to that specific day. Our team members that volunteer their time, collectively agree on how they want the funds to be distributed in the community.
Since the inception of the program in 2014, with the help of our patients we have proudly donated over $76,600 to individuals and families in need as well as various groups and organizations in the Door and Kewaunee County communities. Thank you to all who have made this possible as we could not have done it without you!