A Smile For Kids is a nonprofit organization providing free and affordable braces to underserved kids in Oregon
What We Do
A Smile For Kids removes the obstacle of crooked teeth by providing orthodontic treatment to under-served Oregon children throughout Oregon. A Smile For Kids has a specific focus on helping those kids that are suffering from ridicule and bullying due to the look of their teeth and lack the resources for “braces” without the assistance of A Smile For Kids.
Qualifications for Applying
The child needs to be 11-17 years of age, have a severe need for braces, is without financial resources for treatment, has good oral hygiene habits, and will be living in their current community for a minimum of 2 years. In addition, a professional referral from an adult other than a relative will be contacted to verify that the child is suffering from low self-esteem due to the look of their teeth.
In addition to orthodontic treatment requirements, all recipients are required to have grades of a "C" or above and volunteer 4 hours per month in their community during the entire treatment time.
How Are We Funded
A Smile For Kids is funded through a combination of discounted services from our partnering orthodontist and generous donations from corporate and private donors. A Smile For Kids does not receive state or federal dollars.
kids have received orthodontic treatment.
Oregon orthodontists partner with ASK.
percent of ASK kids graduate high school (2014-2018).
average hours of monthly volunteer service completed by ASK kids.
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