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Aug012013

« WOHF CONTINUES WORK WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS AROUND THE STATE »

WOHF in your community's Boys and Girls Club
The Washington Oral Health Foundation (WOHF) has worked with Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Washington for years, and this year WOHF is supporting a number of clubs around the state with their Back-to-School efforts.  Many families that do not have the resources for new school supplies often turn to their local Boys & Girls Club for assistance. 

Backpacks for kids
Some clubs support the members who need them most with donated backpacks and education supplies right before the school year begins.  WOHF wanted to support the clubs in their effort, and are shipping hundreds of hygiene kits and oral health education materials to help fill backpacks in Tacoma, Everett, La Conner, and Spokane.  

Other clubs host large back to school fairs or family nights for members and their parents, and WOHF is working with those clubs as well to spread the oral health education messages.  Plans for family nights in Prosser, Pasco, Sequim and Anacortes are in the works.

Interested in helping WOHF?
"Your donations have helped us continue to work throughout Washington in communities big and small," explains Tom Tidyman, WOHF's Director of Programming and Development, "However, there is an additional need to get dental professionals in front of Boys and Girls Club members and their families at events across the state. If you would like to help out, contact me via email at tom@wsda.org, or by calling 800-448-3368." 

Boys and Girls Clubs in Washington
With 143 locations in the state, there may be a club in your community that could use your help and expertise. Here's a map of the clubs in Washington:

 

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