“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
Think Lloyd First Boxes
We are so excited! The Wayside Dental Centre has partnered with the Think Lloyd First Campaign to develop the Wayside Dental Centre Curated Box Collection. Our goal of these boxes is to raise money for our local charities and support our amazing local small businesses, all at the same time! To do this, we will be making a collection of our favourite products from local businesses, have them available for sale on the Brixton Shoes website (www.brixtonshoes.com) and donate the entire cost to a local Lloydminster charity. Since December, 2020 we have donated over $8000 to the Olive Tree and $7000 to the Lloydminster Interval Home!
Dental Humanitarian Mission Trips
Since 2009, Dr. Nekky Jamal has provided Oral Health Care to communities across the world without access to a Dentist. A trip that started off as an adventure to Guatemala soon turned into a lifelong mission and overall purpose. Through the years, Dr. Jamal has provided dental care to areas in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Ecuador and most recently, in India.
Dr. Jamal is the Dental Team Leader for, Change for Children, an Edmonton based charity that has projects across Central and South America providing food programs, healthcare and clean water initiatives to communities that have been ravaged by droughts. 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 https://changeforchildren.org/
Dr Jamal has also started an initiative called Quench that aims to provide accessible drinking water for thousands of people in Nicaragua. Since it's inception, in 2015 he has successfully raised enough funds to sponsor almost a dozen water wells!
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.
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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 almost 3000 lbs in candy and other treats to the Canadian Military! This program helps reduce the candy consumption within our community while supporting our troops.