Sea of Smiles Monthly Sponsorship
Supporting our Cincinnati Community!
August 2019 – Crayons to Computers
Founded in 1997, Crayons to Computers has worked to level the playing field in the classroom by providing students in need the tools to succeed in school. They have successfully distributed more than $163 million worth of free school supplies.
Through their Teacher Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program they offer a variety of materials that support learning, including basic supplies like books, crayons, paper, scissors, and pencils, as well as enrichment and incentive items that teachers can use to motivate and inspire student engagement.
For an underprivileged child, every school supply holds the potential for something new. Something bigger. Something better. That’s why Crayons to Computers is dedicated to providing kids with the supplies they need to succeed in school and life. It’s simple, yet so crucial.
One pencil can draw the path to literacy. One box of crayons can color the imagination with new possibilities. These ordinary supplies can have an extraordinary impact and change the course of a child’s life.
To learn more visit http://www.crayons2computers.org/
July 2019 – The Dragonfly Foundation
The Dragonfly Foundation helps young cancer patients and their families find strength, courage and joy. They provide emotional, relational and practical support systems for families affected by pediatric cancer. The Dragonfly Foundation helps create joy in small moments, so those of grief feel less infinite.
Sea of Smiles is proud to support The Dragonfly Foundation through our sponsorship of the 31st Annual Celebrity Softball Classic at UC Health Stadium. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit The Dragonfly Foundation, as well as allow young patients and their families to attend the event.
June 2019 – Fostering Hope
Fostering Hope Mission: Advocating for the rights of vulnerable children while providing support through direct and indirect services. We empower, engage and educate the community to seek change in the child welfare system when necessary. Formerly known as the Invisible Kids Project, Fostering Hope is an all-volunteer nonprofit working on various levels to create hope for foster children and other vulnerable children in Cincinnati and throughout Hamilton County, OH.
- How Many: There are more than 8,000 children who experience homelessness in Greater Cincinnati each year.
- All Alone: Unaccompanied children make up about 10% of the homeless population in Cincinnati
- Age: In the U.S., the average age of a person experiencing homelessness is 9 years old.
- Dropout Rate: Only 25% of students experiencing homelessness graduate from high school.
- Retention: Children experiencing homelessness are typically 2 to 3 years behind in school.
Aging Out of Foster Care
- Homelessness: After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.
- Unemployment: Only 1 out of every 2 foster children who age out of the system will have some form of gainful employment by the age of 24.
- College: There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.
- Pregnancy: 7 out of 10 girls who age out of the foster care system will become pregnant before the age of 21.
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is proud to support this wonderful organization!
May 2019 – Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati
Autism Society Greater Cincinnati’s mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism. They provide information & referral services, support groups, community outings and educational programs throughout the tristate region.
Mission: Improving the lives of all affected by autism
Vision: The Autism Society Greater Cincinnati will be a trusted, caring, and leading resource and advocate for the local autism community through education, support, and services. The Autism Society will improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families through its community partnerships with local, state and national leaders, organizations, advocates and family members.
The Autism Society envisions individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.
For more information visit http://www.autismcincy.org/
April 2019 – Rettsyndrome,org
Rett syndrome is a unique postnatal neurological disorder that is first recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys. Rett syndrome is caused by mutations on the X chromosome on a gene called MECP2. There are more than 200 different mutations found on the MECP2 gene. Most of these mutations are found in eight different “hot spots.”
Rett syndrome causes problems in brain function that are responsible for cognitive, sensory, emotional, motor and autonomic function. These can include learning, speech, sensory sensations, mood, movement, breathing, cardiac function, and even chewing, swallowing, and digestion.
Rettsyndrome.org’s mission is to accelerate full spectrum research to cure Rett syndrome and empower families with information, knowledge and connectivity.
For more information, please visit https://www.rettsyndrome.org/
March 2019 – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high quality, specialized care.
The CF Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis and nearly every CF-specific drug available today was made possible through financial support. The CF Foundation is a donor-funded, nonprofit organization.
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is proud to support this important organization!
February 2019 – CincySmiles Foundation
CincySmiles Foundation, established in 1909, plays a critical role in oral health of those who live in poverty in Greater Cincinnati. Their programs serve more than 15,000 people each year. Their programs encompass:
- The Dental Road Crew, which includes Sealant Teams, School Mobile Services and the Dental Portable Teams, travels to schools and other social agencies in the area.
- McMicken Dental Center, located in Over-the-Rhine, treats low-income and homeless residents of Greater Cincinnati
- Discounted Dental Services, which matches low-income residents with discounted services
Their mission is to ensure all residents in our community have access to oral health education, disease prevention and treatment services with a special emphasis on those who are at risk due to poverty.
January 2019 – Cincinnati Children’s Asthma Research
The Division of Asthma Research aims to accelerate the bidirectional flow of knowledge between the clinical beside and research settings. They translate clinical challenges in asthma into well-designed research studies that integrate the collective expertise of individuals in the division and across Cincinnati Children’s and take advantage of transdisciplinary approaches that span the use of human cohorts, animal models, in vitro and ex vivo models, and innovative methodologies.
Their mission is to improve the health of children with asthma through a combination of clinically relevant research designed to delineate the mechanisms underlying asthma and the biologic basis for individual variations in asthma presentation, treatment response, and outcome.
For more information visit https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/a/asthma.
December 2018 – Buddy Up Tennis
Buddy Up Tennis exists to serve individuals with Down syndrome in an enjoyable and supportive environment, by providing an opportunity to learn and play tennis, in order to impact athletic, social, and emotional development.
Athletes ages 5 and up can learn to play tennis while engaging in activities in order to improve their athletic, social and emotional development with one on one attention from their Buddies. Athletes belong to a team, have the opportunity to progress throughout the program, foster friendships, build confidence, and so much more. These are life skills that are valuable both on and off the courts.
Thank you to Lisa A, the mom of one of our patients for bringing this amazing non-profit organization to Sea of Smiles to sponsor!
November 2018 – Kindervelt
Kindervelt is an organization composed of neighborhood groups joined together by a central, city-wide board of trustees. It is the largest auxiliary of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Kindervelt supports both medical research and the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment.
Sea of Smiles will be donating a basket for a Terrace Park hosted auction to generate funds to support this organization.
October 2018 – Ronald McDonald House Charities
Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House keeps families close to each other and the medical care they need, when they need it most. They surround families with hope and support and bring joy and a sense of normalcy to children as they heal.
They care for 78 families every night, including parents, children receiving outpatient treatment, siblings and other family members. By easing the financial and emotional burdens of caregivers and by taking care of important practical needs, they allow parents to focus entirely on caring for their children. Outpatient children living at Ronald McDonald House can enjoy activities, special events, and making friends with other kids who have a mask, a feeding tube or a bald head just like them. They help care for the entire family by offering:
- Warmth and Support
- Relaxation and Recreation
- Comfort and Connection
- Rest and Rejuvenation
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is honored to support this awesome organization!
September 2018 – Kids in Need Foundation
The Kids in Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
When families can barely afford rent and groceries, school supplies just can’t be a priority. For these students struggling with extreme poverty, this organization offers school supplies. They serve kids at schools where at least 70% of students are enrolled in the federal free or reduced lunch program. They also help students affected by natural disasters return to normal routines with their Second Responder® program.
Last year, the Kids In Need Foundation helped 200,000 teachers and 6.2 million students in some of the most challenged communities across the country.
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is proud to support this awesome foundation as children head back to school.
August 2018 – Kids with Food Allergies
Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the nation’s oldest and leading asthma and allergy charity. With one in 13 children now having a food allergy, KFA services are needed more than ever. They are a vital lifeline to families raising children with food allergies.
This organization is near and dear to our own Dr. Katie and the entire staff at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. We are so proud to support such an important organization.
July 2018 – Polo For Babies
Polo For Babies is an annual charity polo match hosted by The Leonidas Foundation. The event raises money for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The Leonidas Foundation’s overall mission and goal is to raise money for Infant and Child research and care for years to come.
Polo For Babies has donated over $100,000 to the Neonatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
June 2018 – Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals
Our June sponsorship supports the Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember Event. The mission of the event is to honor Purple Heart Warriors who were injured in combat and fallen Hero Gold Star families by providing fun, bonding and enriching life- changing experiences that facilitate new friendships and emotional healing.
Sea of Smiles will also be collecting will be collecting letters to be placed in baskets in hotel rooms for families staying in town for the event. You can also help support this cause by writing a short note of your appreciation for protecting our country or directing your letter to the families who have lost a loved one in combat letting them know you care.
Please address your letter/picture to one of the following: Army Purple Heart, Marine Purple Heart, Navy Purple Heart, Air Force Purple Heart, Gold Star Family. You can email your letter to [email protected] or drop it off at our office by June 29th.
Thank you for helping us support our community and staff member Kelly, who lost her stepson, Scott at the age of 23 in Afghanistan.
May 2018 – Most Valuable Kids
MVK of Greater Cincinnati was founded in 2005 to provide at-risk kids with event tickets to reward and motivate them to overcome significant life challenges. They work to enhance the self-esteem, academic achievement, and social development of under-served kids through opportunities to attend sporting events, cultural arts and unique experiences.
MVK has built a network of community sponsors, business leaders and individuals that allow them to go beyond simply providing tickets. Together, they provide these deserving kids with experiences that have the potential to change their view of their world, their future and themselves.
April 2018 – Council on Child Abuse (COCA)
The Council on Child Abuse (COCA) provides educational and public awareness programs to prevent and stop abuse and bullying where children live, learn and play. Founded in 1978, COCA provides support programs for abusive, potentially abusive or stressed parents, with an emphasis on preventing abuse before it occurs based on the National Parents Anonymous self-help model. What they do:
- Protect and Comfort Infants through information packets, presentations, face-to-face contact with mothers of newborns.
- School-Based Personal Safety Program, which focuses on a variety of child abuse and bully prevention programs while also supporting area schools’ ability to comply with Ohio House Bill 19. COCA offers staff in service hours at schools, parent education and children’s presentations.
For more information visit http://www.cocachild.org/.
March 2018 -Fernside
Fernside, established in 1986, as the nation’s second oldest children’s grief center, remains today a national leader in providing grief support services and outreach and education to the community and families. An affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, Fernside services compliment Hospice of Cincinnati’s comprehensive bereavement program by addressing the unique needs of children. Fernside provides all services free of charge with the help of generous donors who support their mission.
February 2018 – CincySmiles Foundation
CincySmiles has been a part of the community since 1909. Their mission is to ensure low-income residents of Greater Cincinnati have access to dental treatment and prevention. They serve more than 13,000 people each year. Their programs include:
- McMicken Dental Clinic, a United Way funded program located in Over-the-Rhine, serving nearly 5,000 patients in a year.
- School Mobile Services, a mobile dental office providing care to around 1600 students annually.
- Sealant Team, which serves schools throughout Hamilton, Warren and Butler Counties. They applied sealants to the molars of more than 2,300 low-income students in 2016.
- Discounted Dental Services, which partners with Campbell County Fiscal Courts to offer donated dental services at McMicken Dental Center to low-income or uninsured residents of Campbell County in Northern Kentucky.
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is proud to support this awesome organization, especially during National Children’s Dental Health Month!
January 2018 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
Since 1939, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati has been changing lives and building great futures for kids who need a safe and positive place to spend the most vulnerable times of the day—immediately after school and at night, when supervision is often lacking and temptations are great. Their doors are open to the community’s youth, who are invited in to enrich their lives with Club membership, exceptional staff and volunteers, high-quality services and innovative programs, all at no cost.
Every day, the kids do the things in this “home away from home” that will ultimately make a difference in their lives. They do their homework, they sit down together for a hot, nutritious meal, and they serve each other in the Clubs and others in the community as they nurture the value of giving back.
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is proud to support this awesome organization!
December 2017 – Freestore Foodbank
The Freestore Foodbank is one of Ohio’s largest food banks, distributing 24 million meals annually through a network of 400 community partner agencies serving 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, community centers, program sites, senior centers and daycare facilities.
During the holidays, the Freestore Foodbank provides boxes of food to local families to ensure they have a meal for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is such a wonderful organization making a difference in our community and that is why Smiles of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is honored to sponsor the Freestore Foodbank during the month of December.
For more information visit www.freestorefoodbank.org.
November 2017 – The Cure Starts Now
The Cure Starts Now represents something truly different. It’s not about fighting just one cancer, but the elimination of cancer as a whole. The Cure Starts Now believes as the experts do; that in order to truly cure cancer you have to focus on those cancers that are immune to conventional treatments, those cancers for which there are no treatments, those cancers that affect children and those cancers that are the biggest bullies. The Cure Starts Now calls this the “homerun cure” which focuses on cancer research to find a cure. The Cure Starts Now is not just another cancer charity, but the only cancer charity dedicated to the “homerun cure” – curing cancer, one child at a time.
Pediatric brain cancer may be the most important battle in the war against cancer. Experts worldwide believe that the strategies we discover fighting pediatric brain cancers like DIPG will change the way we fight all cancers. Through a worldwide collaborative effort The Cure Starts Now is not only bringing attention to DIPG and other brain cancers, but also identifying talents that deliver treatments at a pace unparalleled in the research community at a value that every donor can appreciate.
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is very proud to support this important organization.
October 2017 – Yellow Ribbon Support Center
Yellow Ribbon Support Center is a group of volunteers supporting troops serving in harm’s way and remembering those who did not walk off the plane. Through alliances with charter partners, they identify resources for returning vets in finding jobs.
Yellow Ribbon Support Center sends care packages to any military individuals serving in harm’s way, to offer a little bit of home comfort and to let them know they appreciate what they are doing for us. The packages contain items such as snacks, health & beauty aids, books & magazines and other entertainment. They also include, when available, what might be the most important of all in every box, letters & notes from folks here at home.
The welfare and news of our troops on the ground serving in harm’s way around the globe are not always part of the media. Yellow Ribbon Support Center volunteers continue to tell their stories to the best of their abilities. They are at events, speaking to political representatives, visiting schools, etc. to keep the community aware of the men and women working for American liberty.
September 2017 – Lighthouse Youth Services
Lighthouse Youth Services is a leading non-profit serving more than 6,000 local children, youth and families in need each year. Currently, Lighthouse is focused on ending youth homelessness by 2020. Donations help raise funds and ensure every Cincinnati youth has a place to call home. For more information visit www.lys.org. Sea of Smiles is proud to support this important organization!
August 2017 – Police Wives of Ohio, Inc.
Police Wives of Ohio, Inc. is a non-profit organization who is committed to providing support and resources for Law Enforcement agencies in our state. Many communities have had to make cuts in their budgets over the past several years, and our Law Enforcement personnel may not have the equipment/resources necessary to provide the best services to their communities.
Police Wives of Ohio, Inc. has formed a Department Needs committee, with the hopes of becoming a resource for agencies who find they need assistance in acquiring equipment for their department, but may not have the financial means available to them.
Thank you Tiffany P. who is one of our Sea of Smiles patient moms, for sharing this organization with us! We are happy to support our local Law Enforcement in Anderson with a few needed Rapid Response Medical Kits!
July 2017 – POLO FOR BABIES
POLO FOR BABIES is an annual charity polo match hosted by The Leonidas Foundation. The event raises money for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The Leonidas Foundation’s overall mission and goal is to raise money for Infant and Child research and care for years to come.
June 2017 – Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
Sweet cheeks Diaper Bank partners with local social service agencies to provide diapers to low-income families while raising awareness of the basic health needs for diapers. Their mission is to eliminate the existence of diaper need in our community so that ALL babies have a chance to be healthy, happy and safe.
The fact are staggering: every day, 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children. Diaper wearing children in poverty in the United States require more than 5.8 billion dollars annually to keep them clean, dry and healthy. For this reason, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank started the only diaper bank serving the entire Greater Cincinnati area to fill the diaper need gap in our community.
Thank you Megan Fischer, CEO & Founder of Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank and Sea of Smiles patient mom for sharing this organization with us. We are proud to sponsor such a worthy cause!
May 2017 – Parental Hope
Parental Hope is a 100% voluntary organization operated by a group of individuals who have been personally impacted by infertility and want to help other couples battling infertility. This organization’s mission is to raise infertility awareness and provide emotional and financial support to hopeful couples battling infertility. Thank you Kristen O. for shared this organization with Sea of Smiles. For more information, please visit parentalhope.org.
April 2017 – Bethany House Services
Bethany House Services empowers homeless and at-risk families with the solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency. Their vision is to live in a community where all families have a place to call home and no one spends a night without shelter. Visit bethanyhouseservices.org for more information about this wonderful organization.
March 2017 – OneSight
OneSight brings vision care to people across the globe by mobilizing eye care professionals, industry experts, volunteers and partners. By employing a strategy of both immediate and long-term solutions, OneSight can provide ongoing, top-quality vision care to adults and children around the world. OneSight has a passion for giving the best care to every patient.
Over the past 25 years, OneSight has provided clear vision to over 8.5MM people. Thank you Julia M for sharing your passion for this organization. We are delighted to sponsor OneSight as our March charity. Visit onesight.org to learn more.
February 2017 – The Dragonfly Foundation
Sea of Smiles is honored to sponsor The Dragonfly Foundation in February. The Dragonfly Foundation provides distractions from the emotional, physical, and financial toll of cancer and bone marrow transplants, as well as the post-traumatic stress associated with the trauma of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. We also work to establish connections and community at a time when patients, siblings, and caregivers feel the most alone and isolated.
One of our brave patients, Jeremy and his Mom brought this wonderful organization to our attention. Mom Lauren shared, “TDF seeks to bring comfort and joy to young patients affected by cancer and bone marrow transplants, as well as their families, and they absolutely accomplish that mission!”
January 2017 – New Life Furniture Bank
In January, Sea of Smiles sponsored New Life Furniture Bank. New Life Furniture Bank is a faith-based non-profit organization in Cincinnati and operates very much like a food bank, but provides gently used furniture instead of food. The families served are coming out of shelters who have overcome homelessness or fled an abusive situation. These families often move into their housing with only the items they were able to carry during their difficult period. Furniture and financial donations give hope, a home, and love to those starting over for a new life. Empty houses are turned into homes, with dignity and compassion.
December 2016 – Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Cincinnati
RMHC cares for 78 guest families every night, providing them with a “home away from home” while their children receive medical treatment. Families receive a comfortable bedroom, home-cooked meals, activities, laundry facilities and love and support from volunteers, staff and other guest families.
Sponsorship of the Month- November 2016
Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Kindervelt is an organization composed of neighborhood or other common-interest groups joined together by a central, city-wide board of trustees. It is the largest auxiliary of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Kindervelt-sponsored gifts have supported both medical research and the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment. For more information, visit www.kindervelt.org.
Sea of Smiles is proud to sponsor this incredible organization!
Sponsorship of the Month- October 2016
This month, Sea of Smiles sponsored My 31 Sisters. My 31 Sisters is a non-profit organization that was established by women who are striving to fulfill the Proverbs 31 scripture, while serving the community.
Sponsorship of the Month- September 2016
Sea of Smiles sponsored the Immaculate Heart of Mary 17th Annual Golf Outing. The proceeds from this outing fund the Father Schroeder Scholarship. This scholarship is in memory of our former pastor, Father Schroeder, and is awarded to an 8th grade boy and girl to assist with their tuition at a parochial high school. In addition, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Brother Edward Kessler Scholarship fund.
Sponsorship of the Month- August 2016
Sea of Smiles was proud to sponsor Freestore Foodbank in August. Freestore Foodbank provides food and services, creates stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis. When you donate, your generosity creates stability and hope for our hungry neighbors. Each dollar you give, provides three meals. For more information, visit http://freestorefoodbank.org/.
Sponsorship of the Month- July 2016
This month, Sea of Smiles donated $100 to Matthew 25: Ministries. Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to severe flooding that has affected multiple counties in central and southern West Virginia. Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response team left for West Virginia on Monday, June 27 with Matthew 25’s full complement of specialized Disaster Relief vehicles. Joined by the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry unit, the trucks are loaded with relief supplies including P&G Comforts of Home personal care kits containing items such as Secret deodorant, Crest toothpaste and Pantene shampoo as well as household cleaning products like Bounty, Mr. Clean and Dawn. The trucks will also be distributing Cintas first aid and safety supplies, and additional items such as Pampers diapers and Charmin toilet paper. Matthew 25’s disaster response fleet also includes an ice machine that can produce up to 10,000 pounds of ice a day. In addition to our Disaster Response fleet, we are shipping two truckloads of bottled water—more than 90,000 bottles—to the affected area.
Sponsorship of the Month- June 2016
Sea of Smiles participated as a tee sponsor at the Patty S. Walter Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Dental Society’s Oral Health Foundation and the Bootsy Collins Foundation’s Kyle Willis Oral Care program.
Sponsorship of the Month- May 2016
Sea of Smiles sponsored the Cincinnati Zoo for the month of May. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to ensuring that endangered species have a future in the wild. Project Saving Species provides a direct way for our guests and supporters to join the Zoo in making a difference.
Sponsorship of the Month- April 2016
We love sponsoring the schools that our patients attend! Sea of Smiles sponsored the Boyd E. Smith Walk a Thon. Boyd E. Smith fundraises at the walk-a-thon to raise money for the PTO.
Sponsorship of the Month- March 2016
For March, We sponsored the Children’s theatre of Cincinnati! Today, the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings art to life for children and the young-at-heart through three key programs: MainStage at the Taft, ArtReach (including WorkShops), and Learning the Craft.
The MainStage at the Taft series, performed in downtown Cincinnati includes daytime performances for school audiences and weekend performances for the public. Geared toward children ages 4-12, these family-friendly one-hour professional productions feature music, drama, visual arts and dance as a means of introducing children to the magic of the performing arts.
Sponsorship of the Month – February 2016
In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we are sponsoring Junior League of Cincinnati | Anderson Township‘s project GrinUp!. JLC’s GrinUp! project is a public advocacy and education crusade committed to promoting healthy smiles in Greater Cincinnati | Anderson Township.
Sponsorship of the Month – January 2016
This month, Sea of Smiles sponsored Wilson Elementary School’s Winter Gala. The gala is instrumental in raising the funding needed to continue to provide the students of Wilson access to technology, equipment, furniture and vast school resources needed for continued academic success.
Coat Drive – December 2015
Sea of Smiles collected gently used coats for Goodwill this month. Thank you to everyone who donated! Your donations make a difference!
Sponsorship of the Month – December 2015
For December, we supported the Terrace Park Kindervelt Dessert Auction. Kindervelt is an organization composed of neighborhood or other common-interest groups joined together by a central, city-wide board of trustees. It is the largest auxiliary of Cincinnati | Anderson Township Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and is recognized as one of Greater Cincinnati | Anderson Township‘s outstanding volunteer organizations. For more information, visithttp://www.kindervelt.org/about.
Sponsorship of the Month- November 2015
This month, Sea of Smiles sponsored the Kilgour Elementary PTA’s silent auction to raise money for technology and educational resources for the children at Kilgour elementary.
Halloween Candy Buy Back Event: November 2-3, 2015!
Sponsorship of the Month- October 2015
For the month of October, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry donated $100 to Cheerspiration in Milford, OH to support the Jayme Jamison foundation to raise money for education for cervical cancer.
Dentists Give Back on Cincy Care to Share Day!
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry had an awesome day serving the community with Cincy Care to Share! We were able to donate $19,772.00 in free dental services to kids! The Anderson Twp Fire Department came out to visit kids and we also added a prize wheel, and a cool craft to make it a fun morning!!
Terrace Park Bull Dog 5K
The Terrace Park community organized a 5K on Sunday, September 6th 2015 in Terrace Park, OH to benefit the Terrace Park Rec commission. Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry supported the race by donating $100.
For the month of September, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry donated $100 to Mariemont PTO to support the Mariemont Elementary Walk-a-Thon. The Mariemont Walk-A-Thon is an annual PTO fundraiser that supports Mariemont schools. FOr more information, visit mariemontschools.org.
Sponsorship of the Month – August 2015
In May, we donated $100 to Freestore Foodbank. If you would like to get involved, visit freestorefoodbank.org today.
Sponsorship of the Month- July 2015
In July, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry donated $100 to the Reds community FUND. The Reds community FUND is dedicated to improving the lives of youth by leveraging the tradition of the Cincinnati | Anderson Township Reds and the tradition of baseball.
Sponsorship of the Month – June 2015
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry supported the St. Veronica Annual Festival in June.
Sponsorship of the Month – May 2015
In May, we donated $100 to help fund research and programs that will help us understand and prevent the serious problems that threaten our babies, like premature birth and birth defects. Donations are also used to bring comfort to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.
Sponsorship of the Month – April 2015
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry donated $100 to the Boyd E. Smith’s Walk a Thon Fundraiser. The event is PTO sponsored to benefit the students, teachers and staff with technology, programs and resources vital to their school!
Sponsorship of the Month – March 2015
This month, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry supported Kick Up Your Heels for Max’s Meals! This event has been held for the past four years in the spring at the Anderson Center in Cincinnati | Anderson Township, Ohio. This family friendly dance party features a DJ, dancing, a silent auction and raffle and lots of food, drinks and desserts for all! The highlight of the evening is usually our enormous candy bar and watching the kids dance away!
2015’s Kick Up Your Heels event was held on Friday, March 6th and was a HUGE success! They had over 400 attendees and raised over $22,000 for Max’s Meals!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry visited local pre-schools and taught children about the importance of dental health!
Sponsorship of the Month – February 2015
We donated $100 to support Sherwood PTA! Sherwood hosted their second annual annual Parents’ Night Out fundraiser Friday, February 6, 2015. The evening consisted of dinner, live music, a silent auction, live auction, student art and wine grab. This action packed evening was hyped as Sherwood’s “premiere” social event of the school year. Funds raised from the evening were reinvested in the school, covering the cost of safety equipment and added technology, so that the students have the best learning environment possible.
Sponsorship of the Month – January 2015
This month, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry donated $100 to the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati | Anderson Township! Today, the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati | Anderson Township brings art to life for children and the young-at-heart through three key programs: MainStage at the Taft, ArtReach (including WorkShops), and Learning the Craft.
Join Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at Kid Kuisine: A Tasty Fundraiser for the Children’s Theatre of CIncinnati on Feb. 21st, 11:30am-1:30pm during the School House Rock performance!!
Non-Perishable Food Drive!
Bring in food donations now until December 15th. The food will be donated to the Milford Food Pantry. Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry also donated $200 to the Milford Food Pantry! Thank you for your generous donations!
Sponsorship of the Month – November 2014
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry donated $100 to the Kindervelt Christmas tree lighting event. All proceeds from the event will go to Cincinnati | Anderson Township Children’s Medical Center.
Halloween Candy Buy Back Day!
Thank you so much for participating in our Halloween Candy Buy Back Day! We collected 225 lbs of candy for the troops last week!! We are taking it to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center today! We appreciate your donations!
Sponsorship of the Month – October 2014
This month, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry donated $100 to Susan G. Komen Greater Cincinnati | Anderson Township! Susan G. Komen Greater Cincinnati | Anderson Township is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. Through annual events including the Race for the Cure and individual contributions, Komen Greater Cincinnati | Anderson Township raises funds that enable women to detect and survive breast cancer.
Annual Free Dentistry Day
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry hosted the 3rd annual Free Dentistry Day on May 21, 2014. We provided free dental care for children ages 3-10 who do not receive regular dental care. We provide exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, and sealants to kids who need it.
Autism Speaks Fashion Show
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry hosted a benefit fashion show called, “Moms that Make a Difference”, to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks. The fashion show showcased clothing from local boutique, Amy Kirchen and featured models who are local moms who positively impact our community through volunteering. Anderson Dance Academy provided entertainment during the show, while Drew Lachey and Jenn Jordan hosted the event! It was a great evening filled with fun for a great cause.
Mommy & Me Play Dates
Check out the event calendar find dates for our Mommy & Me Play Dates in our office! These FREE events always include fun and educational entertainment! Our goal is to make our dentist office a fun place for kids! A positive experience can lead to a lifetime of healthy habits!
Local Pre-School Visits
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry visits local preschools very February during National Children’s Dental Health Month to teach kids about the importance of dental health.
Continuing Dental Education Event
Sea of Smiles is hosting a continuing dental education event to support local dentists with their continuing education credits.
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Dentistry is very active in the Greater Cincinnati | Anderson Township community and beyond. Below is a list of some of the community service activities we have been involved in during the last year. If you have a community service activities we have been involved in during the last year. If you have a community service or volunteers request for Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, please send it to [email protected]
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has been involved in the following community events:
- Access and outreach programs through the Cincinnati | Anderson Township Dental Society
- Local preschool & primary schools
- Sponsoring local youth sports teams
- Max’s Meals
- Cincinnati | Anderson Township Zoo & Botanical Gardens
- Cincinnati | Anderson Township Park District
- Roselawn Dental Clinic
- Supporting various silent auctions
- MOPS presentations
- Cincy Smiles
- Wave Foundation
- Autism Speaks
- Bluegrass for Babies
- Forest Hills 5K – The Forest Hills Foundation for Education (FHFE)
Halloween Candy Buy Back Program
We’ll BUY your child’s Halloween candy!! Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry annually hosts a Halloween Candy Buy Back Day! If your child would like to get involved, they will receive $1 per pound of candy up to $5 when they drop of their candy!! All of the candy will be donated to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center!
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry University
Parents can benefit from learning tips & tricks about oral care for children and teens! Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry offers an annual class for moms and dads! If you would like to learn more, please call our office.
Brushing Boot Camp for Kids
Hey Parents! Here is your chance to help your child learn proper brushing & flossing techniques from our dental experts! This workshop is a fun way for kids to get excited about brushing and learn tips that will help them with a lifetime of healthy smiles!