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“You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it."
- Albert Schweitzer
At Wayside Dental Centre, we encourage and support our staff in community volunteering. We encourage giving of all types, whether it is coaching minor hockey, youth soccer, beginner baseball, becoming a mentor or going to local schools to educate about oral health and dental professions.
Halloween Candy Buy Back Program
Since it's launch in 2012 our Candy Buy Back Program has continued to grow each year. We are continually impressed with the enthusiasm and giving spirit of Lloydminster's youth.
Through their donations we have been able to give over 1400lbs in candy and other treats to the Canadian Military! This program helps reduce the candy consumption within our community while supporting our troops.
It was such a success that we plan on repeating the program in 2015.
Kindness In Action
Dr. Nekky Jamal continued with his humanitarian work in Nicuaragua this spring with the organization Kindness In Action. Kindness In Action has been operating as a non-profit charity since 1993 providing dental care to hundreds of people in underdeveloped countries. Its success depends on the generosity of dental care professionals and the monetary donations from bighearted donors throughout the year. For more information please visit http://www.kindnessinaction.ca .
He also visited Guatemala in February of 2010, Nicuaragua in 2012, and Peru in 2014. You can read the following articlehttp://www.meridianbooster.com/2015/03/30/putting-a-smile-on-the-less-fortunate http://www.lloydminstersource.com/News/tabid/68/entryid/293/Default.aspx for details about his trip.
Lloydminster Food Bank
It is that time again....time to celebrate the holiday season with food, family and friends. At Wayside Dental we realize that this isn’t the case for everyone and there are many people that will go hungry over the holidays. Throughout the month of November we had a drop off box for the Lloydminster Food Bank located at Wayside Dental Centre. We encouraged all staff and their families to donate as many non-perishable food items as they could. For more information on the Lloydminster Food Bank please go to www.salvationarmy.ca .
Since 2010 Wayside Dental Centre staff and their families have donated over 560 lbs of non - perishable food items to the Lloydminster Food Bank.
Dr. Eliasson and our Office Manager Patricia Brockhoff also spent some time volunteering at the Food Bank during the busy holiday season. They plan on returning to donate their time December 2015.
MS Society of Lloydminster
Multiple Sclerosis is
a debilitating disease that affects many Canadians. At Wayside Dental
Centre we believe that a cure will be found, and soon. Working in
conjunction with the Lloydminster chapter of the MS society Wayside
Dental committed to donating all the proceeds from all sealants done
during the month of May to the Canadian MS Society to help fund its
research and programs. A cheque for $1500.00 was donated to the local
chapter of the MS Society in June 2011. For more information on the
Lloydminster MS Society please visit www.mssociety.ca/chapters/lloydminster