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Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and students provided oral health care Sept. 27 to low-income patients in a Dental MASH Unit at Carrington College in Boise. Photo courtesy of Garden City Community Clinic.

Volunteers provided oral health care Sept. 27 to low-income patients in a Dental MASH Unit at Carrington College in Boise. Photo courtesy of Garden City Community Clinic.

Dental MASH Unit provides oral health care to low-income patients

More than 80 volunteer dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, students and community partners provided more than $33,000 worth of oral health care for low-income patients at the Dental MASH Unit Sept. 27 at Carrington College in Boise.

The Garden City Community Clinic coordinated the outreach to provide care to 62 of its patients. Carrington College, the Idaho State Dental Association and the United Way of Treasure Valley participated in the event, which provided extractions, fillings and periodontal therapy, according to a news release.

Radio-thon raises nearly $60,000 for Foodbank backpack program

The Mix 106 Cares for Kids Radio-thon raised nearly $60,000 Aug. 23 for the Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program.

The program provides backpacks full of food to children who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends when they don’t receive school lunch, according to a news release.

Idaho Foodbank CEO Karen Vauk accepts a $14,371 check from Micron executive Brian Shields, who raised the money through pledges during a monthlong car rally he drove in his 1965 Ford Mustang, Daphne. Photo courtesy of the Foodbank.

Idaho Foodbank CEO Karen Vauk accepts a $14,371 check from Micron executive Brian Shields, who raised the money through pledges during a monthlong car rally he drove in his 1965 Ford Mustang, Daphne. Photo courtesy of the Foodbank.

Foodbank’s first international fundraiser brings in more than $14,000

Micron executive Brian Shields raised $14,371 for the Idaho Foodbank during a 7,600-mile car rally from China to France.

Shields and his daughter Chantal raced in the monthlong Peking to Paris Endurance Rally for classic cars in May and June with their 1965 Ford Mustang, Daphne. They placed 33rd overall and 19th in their class, which comprised 32 vehicles, according to a news release.

Shields displayed the Foodbank’s logo on his car to earn pledges for each mile driven. The money raised came from 26 donors.

D.L. Evans bank donates laptop to Treasure Valley student

D.L. Evans donated a laptop to Treasure Valley student Kendra Hollar through the 2013 D.L. Evans Bank Education Pays Program.

Each year, the bank recognizes six Idaho students for excelling in their core classes by giving them laptops. Students in grades six through 12 can enter to win a laptop by bringing their report cards to any D.L. Evans Bank branch. They receive an entry for each A earned in a core class, according to a news release.

Shelby Richins, a biology student at College of Idaho who had an internship with Trout Unlimited, presents information about a study she is leading. A grant from Wells Fargo is paying for parts of the study. Photo by Jason H. Day.

Shelby Richins, a biology student at College of Idaho who had an internship with Trout Unlimited, presents information about a study she is leading. A grant from Wells Fargo is paying for parts of the study. Photo by Jason H. Day.

Wells Fargo grant helps with trout study project

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation-Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant awarded $25,000 to a Trout Unlimited project. The group, in partnership with College of Idaho and others, is studying redband trout, Wells Fargo spokeswoman Julie Fogerson said in an email.

Wells Fargo’s Idaho Green Team hosted a Trout Unlimited presentation on the project Sept. 20. Chris Walser, a biology professor at C of I and a partner with Trout Unlimited, said the grant is being used to purchase fish tagging and tracking equipment, provide summer support for a College of Idaho student’s internship with Trout Unlimited, and pay for other costs associated with the project.

Smith’s donates more than $26,000 to Idaho schools

Smith’s Food & Drug Store has donated $26,969 to Idaho K-12 schools as part of its Earn & Learn rewards program.

The annual donation is unrestricted, allowing the 87 participating schools to choose the most appropriate use for the money. Uses have included support for reading programs, field trips, computer equipment purchases, and instructional funding, according to a news release.

This year’s beneficiaries include White Pine Intermediate School in Burley, which got $7,175; Chubbuck Elementary School, which got $1,862; Mountain View Elementary School in Burley, which got $1,800; Morningside Elementary School in Twin Falls, which got $1,681; and Tyhee Elementary School in Pocatello, which got $1,597.

 

 

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  1. It is great to hear how so many volunteers where willing to provide oral health to lower income families.

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