Broad smiles were on display yesterday at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development when Oakville dentist Dale Schisler stopped by to present a donation of $8,430.
For the past several years, Dr. Schisler and his colleagues at Hopedale Dental Care have donated the proceeds from professional teeth-whitening services to ErinoakKids to support local children with disabilities.
“Dr. Schisler has supported ErinoakKids through this fantastic initiative since 2007,” said Bridget Fewtrell, President and CEO. “With this year’s gift, the total contribution now exceeds $62,000!”
For four months each year, hundreds of dental practices across Canada and the U.S. donate their time to professionally whiten teeth at a greatly reduced cost. All the proceeds from this service go to children’s charities, with half going to local charities selected by each dentist. The fundraising initiative is a project of the Crown Council, a prestigious alliance of dentists around the working who are committed to excellence in their fields and to serving their communities through charitable work. Dr. Schisler is a lifetime member of the Council.
“In my view, ErinoakKids is the most effective children’s charity in the region,” said Dr. Schisler. “I know that this donation will make a big difference in the lives of the children they serve.”
About ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest children’s treatment centre, serving more than 13,500 children and youth annually who have physical and developmental disabilities, autism, communication disorders, blindness/low vision and hearing loss. Our mission is to help our clients achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being. We serve Halton, Peel, Dufferin — and, for some services — Waterloo and Wellington. ErinoakKids has approximately 600 staff and 10 sites from which we provide a comprehensive array of assessment, medical, therapy and support services that help children and their families. In 2011 the Ministry of Children and Youth Services approved a redevelopment project to enable ErinoakKids to consolidate its current facilities into three larger sites which will be ideally situated for easy access within our catchment area, and designed specifically for the care of children and youth with special needs. The new facilities are expected to open in early 2017. For more information about ErinoakKids please visit www.ErinoakKids.ca
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