FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Redmond, OR - A Smile for Kids (ASK), a non-profit organization that funds braces for children in all Oregon counties, thanks the Wildhorse Foundation for their generous $9,600 grant which will help provide orthodontic care for all children living within the four counties covered by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).
The grant will help A Smile for Kids in its mission to provide strongly needed orthodontic care for children who otherwise have no access to braces. As part of the program, the recipients volunteer four hours per month in a community-based organization and keep their grades in all classes at “C” or above. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is a critical partner for ASK, and this grant will allow us to continue to provide orthodontic care to children in this community who otherwise might not have access to it.
"We are grateful for the Wildhorse Foundation's generous support," said Christian Moller-Andersen, executive director of A Smile for Kids. "Their contribution will make a significant difference in the lives of children on the Umatilla Indian Reservation who need orthodontic care but cannot afford it. We look forward to continuing to work together to improve the oral health of more children in Oregon."
About Wildhorse Foundation: The Wildhorse Foundation was established January 1, 2001, for the purpose of formalizin
g charitable giving on behalf of the Wildhorse Resort & Casino and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Funds from the Wildhorse Foundation are used for education, public health, public safety, gambling addiction prevention, the arts, environmental protection, cultural activities, salmon restoration, and historic preservation. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis with deadlines being January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. For more information, visit TheWildhorseFoundation.com.
About A Smile for Kids: A Smile for Kids is a non-profit organization based in Redmond, Oregon, that provides funding for braces to children in all Oregon counties. The organization's mission is to provide equitable access to orthodontic care to improve the self-confidence, health, and resilience of under-served youth throughout Oregon.
Contact: Christian Moller-Andersen
Phone: (541) 280-4214